School Programs

Built in the 1790s, Locust Grove is a unique setting for learning about the settlement of Kentucky and this region. Students will tour the house and grounds, studying life on a farm when Kentucky was "the West".

You can also explore the influence of Locust Grove’s most famous resident and founder of the city of Louisville, George Rogers Clark through a trip to this National Historic Landmark. A variety of programs are offered for students of all ages. Some programs can be adapted for the needs of your curriculum.
School Programs

Cost

$5.00 per student, except Pioneer Days program, $4.00 per student.
Teachers receive free admission with their class.  Additional adult chaperones will pay the $7.00 group rate.

Note to teachers: Locust Grove has some funding available to assist with admission fees for qualifying public schools - please call and ask for more information. Qualifying schools have at least 50% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Size of group

Maximum number of students is 90.  If you have a larger group, please inquire about bringing your students on two separate dates.

Location

561 Blankenbaker Lane, between Brownsboro and River Roads Get directions here.

Eating

Picnic tables are available outdoors, weather depending. We do not have indoor eating facilities.

Shopping

The museum store welcomes young shoppers. Prices begin at 20¢.

Teacher Packet

Download our 2017/18 Teachers Packet.

Program Descriptions

Pioneer Days
Grades 3 and Up
$4 per student, Maximum 90 students
Life on a Kentucky farm ca. 1800, touching on Croghan and Clark family histories. Includes an introductory film and tour of the house and outbuildings.

Craft Sampler
Grades 2 and Up
Available mid March - early November
$5 per student, Maximum 75/Minimum 30 students
Pioneer Days tour enhanced with costumed demonstrations such as cooking, spinning, and woodworking. Tour includes film, demonstrations and tour of house and outbuildings.

Work & Play
Grades 2 and Up
Available September - May
$5 per student, Maximum 65/Minimum 30 students
Students learn about the daily life of children on the frontier in 18th century Kentucky. Through the use of historic reproductions, learn how children played, what they learned, and what kinds of work they did around a farm like Locust Grove.  Combines a tour of the house with hands-on activities in the auditorium and exhibit gallery.

History Tour
Grades 6 and Up
$4 per student, Maximum 65 students
The history of Locust Grove, the people associated with the site, including George Rogers Clark, and their impact on this region. Tour begins with a film appropriate for older students and includes the house and grounds.

Locust Grove & the Frazier Museum Field Trip
Grades 3-5
Offered on Mondays only
$11.50 per student, Required Adults are free, $14.50 per additional adult, Maximum 65 students/Minimum 15
Visit two great sites! After your visit to the Frazier Museum, your students will learn about the history of Locust Grove, the people associated with the site, including George Rogers Clark, and their impact on this region. Tour of Locust Grove begins with an introductory film and includes the house and outbuildings.
To schedule this joint field trip, please call the Frazier Museum at 753-5663.

Life Along the Ohio River: Locust Grove & Louisville Water Field Trip
Grades 3-5
$7 per student, Teachers are free, $12 per additional adult, Maximum 65 students
Visit two great sites! Learn about life at Locust Grove- a wealthy farm situated along the Ohio River. Students will learn about the history of Locust Grove and the people associated with the site, including George Rogers Clark. Tour of Locust Grove begins with an introductory film and includes the house and outbuildings. In the afternoon students visit the Louisville Water Tower Park.
To schedule this joint field trip, please call Channa Newman with Louisville Water at 502-569-3600 ext. 2436.

Girl Scout Patch Program
Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors
$4 per scout, $7 per adult
Earn a Girl Scout patch!  Tour the museum house and complete the level-appropriate activities.  Tours include an introductory film and a tour of the house and outbuildings.  
Tours must be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Girl Scout Patch activities downloaded here:
Brownie Patch Requirements
Brownie Leader Packet
Junior Patch Requirements
Junior Leader Packet
Cadette-Senior-Ambassador Patch Requirements
Cadette-Senior-Ambassador Leader Packet

Teacher Packet


Download our 2017/18 Teachers Packet.