Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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.

2018 Calendar of Events

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/23/2018 - 12/03/2018
Museum Store Sale
Friday - Monday, 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.

11/30/2018
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 Vi Walker Silver and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert Walker; Anne Whitaker; Ray and Kathy Mangenas. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/01/2018
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 Vi Walker Silver and featuring these fine Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio dealers: Mike Slaven; Betsy Jones; Eric Lausch; John Wanat; Jud and Karen Fults; Robert Walker; Anne Whitaker; Ray and Kathy Mangenas. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/02/2018
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Dining with Jane Austen
For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

12/05/2018
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.

12/07/2018
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 7; on Saturday, December 8, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

12/08/2018
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.  

12/08/2018
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 7; on Saturday, December 8, book sale admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide 1816, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm ($6 adults; $3 children).

01/13/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

02/03/2019
Aaron Burr, Sir
Sunday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For the third year we’re celebrating the Burrthday of “the villain in your history,” Aaron Burr. Burr was a distant relative of William Croghan and visited Locust Grove in 1805. This family-friendly even features a True/False quiz contest and discussion about Hamilton, Burr, Eliza, Theodosia, and others of the Revolutionary generation, with cake for all, hands-on activities, music, and more. Over 12: $6, Ages 6- 12: $3, under 6 free.

02/06/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Dr. Joy Gleason Carew: Teasing Out Black History at Locust Grove
In this day and age, no one can or should try to imagine the construction, maintenance, and growth of properties like Locust Grove without the often-silenced voices of the African and African-descendant people who worked and lived there, along with the invaluable contributions they provided. Join Joy Gleason Carew, Ph.D., of the University of Louisville’s Pan-African Studies program, as she considers the opportunities and challenges of current projects at Locust Grove — to develop new characters and to help the first-person interpreters and docents expand the stories of the enslaved at Locust Grove.
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 Locust Grove members. Reservations are not required.

02/10/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

02/24/2019
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

Baroque cellist André Laurent O’Neil is a cum laude graduate of Yale and the Historical Performance Practice Program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. He comes to us from New York and plays an original John Morrison violoncello (London, 1800). This concert is in celebration of his release of his recordings of all six of Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello on Editon Lilac.
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.

03/06/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Scott Erbes: The Art and Mystery of Kentucky Antiques: Treasures from the Speed Art Museum
Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at highlights from the Speed Art Museum’s outstanding Kentucky collection—everything from furniture to textiles. Along the way, we will also look at some of the tricks of the trade used when examining Kentucky antiques.
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.

03/10/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

03/24/2019
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Swansong

This will be a farewell to the sounds of Locust Grove’s beloved fortepiano. Mezzo-soprano Rebekah Bortz Hardin joins us for a traditional all-Schubert afternoon as we retire our lovely 1806 John Broadwood and Sons fortepiano from regular performance. The concert features sonatas, lieder, and choral reading, and perhaps a parlor game or two.
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.

04/03/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

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 $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

04/14/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

05/19/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

06/05/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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.

06/23/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

07/03/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Jason Hiner: Aaron Burr

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 $5, $3 for Friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

07/07/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

08/07/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Sons of the American Revolution
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.

08/25/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

09/04/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

Kate Hesseldenz: Lafayette and the Browns of Liberty Hall
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.

09/08/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

10/02/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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.

10/13/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

11/06/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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.

11/10/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

12/04/2019
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm - 3:00pm

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.

12/08/2019
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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