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.

2020 Calendar of Events

02/02/2020
Book Celebration 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 book by clicking here. 

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.

02/09/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Carrie Wright: “The History of Women’s Fashion 1775-1805 by a Partial, Prejudice, and Ignorant Historian”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

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.

03/05/2020
The Spring Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Special Members' Preview, Thursday, March 5, 5:00-7:30 pm
For Friends of Locust Grove. Get the first look at 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition.  Memberships can be purchased at the door at the preview, or in advance - see our membership page or call Locust Grove. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: Bonnie and Charles Bartman; Jennifer McCormick; Irene Rawlings; John Stites; Jeannie & John Vezeau; and Richard Young. 

03/06/2020
The Spring Used Book Sale: Friday Hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Open late on Friday until 7:00 with light refreshments - come after work! Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: Bonnie and Charles Bartman; Jennifer McCormick; Irene Rawlings; John Stites; Jeannie & John Vezeau; and Richard Young. 

03/07/2020 - 03/08/2020
The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The region's best book sale! 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Special discounts on Sunday. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: Bonnie and Charles Bartman; Jennifer McCormick; Irene Rawlings; John Stites; Jeannie & John Vezeau; and Richard Young.

03/07/2020 - 03/08/2020
The Spring Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The region's best book sale! 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories will be offered for sale. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. A special selection of remainders will be on sale, selected by the former Hawley-Cooke remainders buyer. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition. Because of the volume of donations, books may be added to the display during the sale. Special discounts on Sunday. Many thanks to our Book Sale sponsors: Bonnie and Charles Bartman; Jennifer McCormick; Irene Rawlings; John Stites; Jeannie & John Vezeau; and Richard Young.

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.

03/15/2020
Jane Austen Society Meeting
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mary Landrum: “Crossing the Channel: Jane’s Beloved Cousin, Eliza, and the French Revolution”
Afternoon Tea will be served after the presentation. For further information on the Jane Austen Society of North America—Greater Louisville Region, please visit http://jasnalouisville.com/.

03/21/2020
Beginnings Babywearing Tour
Saturday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Begin your museum exploration as a family where Louisville begins! Come to our babywearing tour on Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 am and explore the home of William and Lucy Croghan and their eight children with other new parents. We won’t mind if your baby cries, coos, or takes a snooze—we’re all here to enjoy our historic house at our own pace.
Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/hlgbabies. Reservations required.
$9 per caregiver; please no older siblings. Only children who can safely be worn on the front for the safety of our collection. Children must be worn on the front.
For more information, please email Hannah at marketing@locustgrove.org.

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.

04/01/2020
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.

04/04/2020
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Locust Grove is pleased to participate in Museum Day, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Get your Museum Day ticket here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day? For more information, visit https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/

04/18/2020 - 04/19/2020
A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Feel the excitement of early days of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Meet George Rogers Clark’s own regiment, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and find out about preparations for a military campaign and you visit with soldiers and camp followers, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Experience Spring on the Farm as you learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Discover more about the beginning of the Revolution leading up to “the 18th of April in ‘75” with a presentation by Locust Grove Executive Director Carol Ely about the events surrounding Paul Revere’s ride and Lexington and Concord, and find out what it takes to become a reenactor during a panel discussion. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

04/18/2020 - 04/19/2020
A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Feel the excitement of early days of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Meet George Rogers Clark’s own regiment, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, and find out about preparations for a military campaign and you visit with soldiers and camp followers, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Experience Spring on the Farm as you learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Discover more about the beginning of the Revolution leading up to “the 18th of April in ‘75” with a presentation by Locust Grove Executive Director Carol Ely about the events surrounding Paul Revere’s ride and Lexington and Concord, and find out what it takes to become a reenactor during a panel discussion. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children 6- 12, free for children under 6; historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.

05/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
Gardeners’ Fair
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

05/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
Gardeners’ Fair
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

05/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
Gardeners’ Fair
Friday - Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Get back to Locust Grove’s roots at the Gardeners’ Fair! Over 40 vendors and demonstrators will showcase gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, hardy perennials and garden art and tools for your own green spaces! Meet expert gardeners to help you transform your own green spaces, and learn more about historic trades, food, distilling and farming. Bid on items in the Silent Auction in the Visitors' Center, enjoy music on the grounds, and grab a bite to eat from a food truck!
Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6.
A complete list of vendors and further information can be found here: http://locustgrove.org/gardeners-fair/

05/10/2020
Mother’s Day Tea
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Celebrate spring and all mothers everywhere with this elegant and fun cream tea! This afternoon cream tea will feature scones, sandwiches, and cakes and a selection of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Tea seatings will be at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. $25 per person; tea tickets include admission to the 25th Annual Gardeners' Fair and Silent Auction. Reservations are required; call 502-897-9845. Tickets on sale April 1.

06/03/2020
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.

06/27/2020 - 06/28/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, June 27, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, June 28, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

06/27/2020 - 06/28/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, June 27, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, June 28, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

06/28/2020
Summer Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite summer sale, from delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Fine food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

07/01/2020
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.

07/04/2020
Independence Day
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

FREE TO THE PUBLIC all day! Join the Clark and Croghan families as they celebrate Independence Day 1816. General George Rogers Clark’s soldiers return to honor him and all who fought – and you can experience life 200 years ago. Hear readings of the Declaration of Independence throughout the day, and discover the Revolutionary spirit through historic trades demonstrations. Food and drink will be offered for sale, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.   We'll have a small summer-reading book sale, with all books priced at only $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks.  

08/05/2020
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.

08/13/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Members’ Preview
Thursday, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Special members Preview, Thursday, August 13, 5:00-7:30 pm
For Friends of Locust Grove. Get the first look at 20,000+ used, antiquarian, and new books. All categories-history, biography, mysteries, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, children’s, Kentucky, romance, crafts, gardening, and much, much, more! Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books, with a large selection of illustrated books, rare books, and sets, priced individually. All books are sorted by category and are in good condition.  Memberships can be purchased at the door at the preview, or in advance - see our membership page or call Locust Grove.    

08/14/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Friday Hours
Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday Hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
The Summer Used Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday Hours
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

All the nooks and crannies of Locust Grove’s Audubon room will be filled with more than 23,000 books — all waiting for you at our Big August Used Book Sale. The books are sorted into 30-some categories, including history, mysteries, art, architecture, literature, cookbooks, humor, and more, and are displayed for easy shopping. Books, donated by readers from across the region, are $1 and $2 -- with special titles $3 and up. All books are great bargains! All proceeds from our book sales support Locust Grove’s continued educational and preservation projects.

09/02/2020
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.

09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, September 26, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, September 27, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

09/26/2020 - 09/27/2020
Books, Prints, Paper and Art Sale
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

This special show and sale includes dealers in used, new, and collectible books, as well as maps, prints, paper, and art, at all prices and in all categories. You'll find books about collecting, art, decorative arts, architecture and design, as well as artwork and prints. Saturday, September 26, 10 AM – 4:30 PM (Free admission) Sunday, September 27, 10 AM – 4:30 pm (With Antiques Market; $8 admission charged)

09/27/2020
Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Looking for a new treasure to complete your collection? Searching for just the right knick-knack to complement your credenza? From whimsical china dogs to funky mid-century modern chairs, from stately silver to charming children’s toys, the Fall Antiques Market has something for everyone and every budget. Dozens of individual dealers from around the region will offer antique and vintage furniture, textiles, jewelry, silver, tchotchkes, ephemera, fine Kentucky crafted pieces of furniture and decorative arts, and much more. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Admission: $8 adults; free for ages 12 and under. Proceeds support the continued preservation and operation of Locust Grove.

10/07/2020
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.

10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the sheep, and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. A full schedule and list of vendors may be found here: http://locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair/ *** Reenactor Registration may be found here.

10/24/2020 - 10/25/2020
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the sheep, and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children. A full schedule and list of vendors may be found here: http://locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair/ *** Reenactor Registration may be found here.

11/04/2020
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.

12/02/2020
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.

12/05/2020
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.  

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