Museum Hours

Find our Visitors' Guide here
 
Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Locust Grove is closed for tours the month of January, and on Easter, Derby Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve. A visit usually begins with the (optional) viewing of a 12 minute introductory film. The tour of the house and grounds departs the Visitors Center at the half-hour (10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30), and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Allow for time before or after your tour to explore our museum gallery, museum store and grounds. Photography policy may be found here.

Admission

$9 for adults
$8 for seniors
$4 for children 6-12 years
Discounts for AAA members, please inquire. Group rates are offered for groups of 10 or more and must be scheduled in advance.

Directions

561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
 
From I-65
Take I-71 North. Continue on I-71, passing the I-64 split, and exit at Zorn Avenue. Turn left onto Zorn, taking care as you cross the median. Make a right turn onto River road at the light (Chevron Station on the corner). Turn right onto Blankenbaker Lane, approximately 6 miles from downtown Louisville, at the traffic light. You will proceed gradually uphill as you travel away from the river, and will find the entrance to the Locust Grove parking lot on your left, immediately past Twin Hill (on the right).  
From Downtown Louisville
Take either the I-71 to Zorn Avenue route described above, or if you are already close to the riverfront, just take River Road all the way out to Blankenbaker Lane.  
From points along the Watterson Expressway (I-264)
Take the Watterson eastward to the Brownsboro Road (U. S. 42) exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left and proceed to the third traffic light. Turn right onto Blankenbaker Lane. Locust Grove will come into view within about 1-1/2 miles, just as you crest a small ridge. Make a right turn into the parking lot, just after passing the historic house.

2019 Calendar of Events

11/17/2019
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Armonia e Passione: "Concerto alla Rustica"
A Feast of Italian Music for Baroque String Band
Music of Vivaldi, Marini, Bertali
Armonia e Passione is a 17th-century Italian string band based in St Louis - features Celina Casado, Stephanie Hunt, Jeff Noonan - and led by William Bauer

Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

11/29/2019 - 12/08/2019
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

For special Christmas gifts without traffic hassles, visit our museum store. For ten days after Thanksgiving, you'll receive a 20% discount on all purchases. The museum store carries a wide array of books, toys, stationery, and Kentucky-made products. The museum store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Sundays, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

12/06/2019
Christmastide Book Sale
Friday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

A selection of gift-quality books in all categories for sale in the Auditorium. Buy cookbooks, vintage children's literature, decorating and design, or special interest history books for the people in your life, and know that your purchase benefits Locust Grove. A special selection of remainders selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. The book sale is free on Friday, December 6, and runs from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm; on Saturday, December 7, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

12/07/2019
Christmastide, 1816
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Croghan family at home as they celebrate the holiday season and the return of family and friends! Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing. Stop into the hearth kitchen to see preparations for a festive meal. In the Visitors' Center, historic artisans will demonstrate their trades, give hands-on experiences, and sell their wares for a unique holiday shopping experience. Children's activities will also be offered. Includes a sale of select books from Locust Grove's famous book sale - perfect for gift giving. Refreshments available. Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, free under 6.  

12/07/2019
Christmastide Book Sale
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

A selection of gift-quality books in all categories for sale in the Auditorium. Buy cookbooks, vintage children's literature, decorating and design, or special interest history books for the people in your life, and know that your purchase benefits Locust Grove. A special selection of remainders selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. The book sale is free on Friday, December 6, and runs from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm; on Saturday, December 7, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

12/11/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Louisville Dulcimer Society
Strum in the holidays with the Louisville Dulcimer Society as they bring us traditional carols and tunes for singing along — as well as new compositions that are quickly becoming favorites. Arrive early to get your seat and enjoy the seasonal treats prepared especially for you by Locust Grove’s Lecture Ladies and Bakers. The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 PM with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 pm. Admission is $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

12/13/2019
Holiday Antiques Show—Friday Hours
Friday, 2:00pm - 8:00pm

This Holiday Antiques Show features antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Promoted by Eric Lausch and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert Walker; Nancy Mills; Ray and Kathy Mangenas. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/14/2019
Holiday Antiques Show—Saturday Hours
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This Holiday Antiques Show features antiques for the home, the table, and the holidays. Promoted by Eric Lausch and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert Walker; Nancy Mills; Ray and Kathy Mangenas. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/15/2019
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

La Luna La Mía La Luna La Mía is an early music ensemble specializing in music and poetry from medieval communities in southern Europe and the Mediterranean. They recite poetry in historical languages in an attempt to recreate the sounds and textures of ancient times. Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house. Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845. Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

02/02/2020
Book Launch with Gwynne Potts
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

It’s a book launch party! Celebrate the release of George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove with the book’s author, Gwynne Tuell Potts.  Gwynne will talk about the book, her research, and the new insights that her work gives us into the intertwined lives of these two men before and during their time at Locust Grove. Lavish refreshments will be served, books available for purchase and signing. The cost to attend is a donation in the amount of your choice to the Gwynne Tuell Potts Research Fund at Locust Grove – the research that makes all that we do possible! Donation payable at the event. RSVP to Hannah at marketing@locustgrove.org by January 25. Learn more about this forthcoming book by clicking on this link: https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/george-rogers-clark-and-william-croghan-potts/

02/05/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Andrea Meriwether | Black & Barreled: African-American contributions in Early Distilling
Bourbon Historian and Consultant Andrea Meriwether talks about her groundbreaking research and insights into the involvement of enslaved and free blacks in the expansion of farm distilling into an industry in early Kentucky. Ms. Meriwether calls bourbon “a conduit” into understanding of Kentucky’s economy, culture, and race relations, and into the lives of skilled black creators of a beloved American product. Learn more about this topic and how it relates to upcoming programs at Locust Grove’s farm distillery. Weather permitting, we’ll follow the lecture with a quick visit to see the distillery building. (Weather not permitting, a schedule of when you can observe the distillery in full operation will be provided). The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 pm. Admission is $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

02/23/2020
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Musicke's Cordes: "The Violin in England" 
Music from 17th-century England by Locke, Purcell & Others
Musicke's Cordes is based in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a collaboration between baroque violinist Sam Breene and lutenist Jeffrey Noonan.

Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

03/11/2020
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Gwynne Tuell Potts | Major William Croghan
The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 pm. Admission is $6, $4 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

03/22/2020
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Woods So Wild: Music for Renaissance violin, virginal and Viola de Spala 
The Woods so Wild is a duo based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and features Kenneth Kusiak virginal and William Bauer renaissance violin. They focus on music from Shakespeare's time. "Will Yow Walke the Woods soe Wylde" is a piece of virginal music from the Tudor era, popularly believed to have been a favorite of Henry VIII.

Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

Please click the calendar on the left for individual event information.