Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 4:30pm
A visit usually begins with the (optional) showing of an introductory video, each hour on the quarter hour (10:15, 11:15, 12:15; 1:15, 2:15, 3:15). The tour of the house and grounds then follows at the half-hour, and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Allow for time before or after your tour to explore our museum gallery. 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.

2017 Calendar of Events

10/23/2017
Mary and Her Monsters: A Night with Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Before Boris Karloff… Before “it” was “alive”…. There was a young woman awakened one night by a ghostly nightmare. Haunted by ghosts of her past, tormented by demons yet to come, she took pen to paper and sparked life into her Creation—a book that has graced shelves and plagued nightmares for almost two centuries. Draw close and be pulled back into time, turn beyond the pages, to glimpse Mary…and her Monsters. Performed by Whitney Thornberry Austin. Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America--Greater Louisville Region. Performance will take place in the Audubon Room. Tea will be served. Admission: $10, LG members $7. Free for JASNA members. Pre-paid reservations required; call Locust Grove at 502-897-9845 for reservations. Limit 80.

10/24/2017
Frankenstein: A Reading Performance by Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm

Right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare in the great parlor inside Locust Grove's historic home as they bring this classic story to life in a reading performance by R.N. Sandberg. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote and published Frankenstein during the Croghan's occupancy of Locust Grove, making this a perfect melding of worlds to mark the season. Light refreshments provided. Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve.

10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

You are invited to join with 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 c. style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did, see the pony cart, 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.
Full weekend schedule here.
Sponsorship provided by:
General Society of Colonial Wars
John Marshall Chapter, D.A.R.
Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
For participating reenactors, please register here. 

10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

You are invited to join with 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 c. style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did, see the pony cart, 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.
Full weekend schedule here.
Sponsorship provided by:
General Society of Colonial Wars
John Marshall Chapter, D.A.R.
Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
For participating reenactors, please register here. 

11/01/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:00pm

Jill Roseberry: The Jack Jouett House

On the night of June 3-4, 1781, Captain Jack Jouett Jr. rode 40 miles through the backwoods of Virginia to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of the approach of 250 British troops. Often called “The Paul Revere of the West,” Jack Jouett helped to prevent the capture of the American Revolution’s most important political leaders. Jill Roseberry, executive director of the Jack Jouett House in Lexington, KY, will discuss the Jouett family, which included one of Jack and Sally Jouett’s sons, renowned portrait painter Matthew Harris Jouett.
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.

11/05/2017
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

English Keyboard Music of the Tudor and Jacobean Period

Harpsichordist Charles Metz will perform works by William Byrd, John Dowland, Thomas Tallis and others on two harpsichords — a restored anonymous harpsichord from 1600 and an exquisite copy of a Ruckers harpsichord from 1640.
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.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

11/19/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen and Her Lasting Fame
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Two hundred years after her passing and we are still talking about all things Jane! Why is that?!? JASNA-Greater Louisville member Jill Heink will take a look at why, after all this time, we are still wild about Jane! www.jasnalouisville.com

11/23/2017
Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, 10:00am - 4:30am

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

11/24/2017 - 12/03/2017
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.

12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
Holiday Book Sale – Saturday & Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 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. Admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 12:00 to 7:00 ($6 adults; $3 children); book sale free on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11:00 to 4:30.

12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
Holiday Book Sale – Saturday & Sunday
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 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. Admission is included in the admission price for Christmastide on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 12:00 to 7:00 ($6 adults; $3 children); book sale free on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11:00 to 4:30.

12/02/2017
Christmastide, 1816
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Locust Grove's First Person Interpreters recreate an 1816 family holiday party in the historic home that will include music and dancing. Admission: $6 adults, $3 children, free under 6.

12/03/2017
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

'While Playing Skittles’

Almost to the day, we are commemorating the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. Dec 5. 1791) with some of his most beautiful chamber music. Louisville Orchestra clarinetist Ernest Gross is joined by Bill Bauer (viola), and Kenneth Kusiak (fortepiano) to perform Mozart’s “Kegelstatt Trio,” K. 498 and “Fantasia No. 3 in D minor,” K. 397. The Kegelstatt Trio is so named because it was written for Mozart’s musician friends with whom he played Kegels — called “skittles” in England and similar to duck-pin bowling in the U.S.
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.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

12/06/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

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.

12/08/2017
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; and Anne Whitaker. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/09/2017
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; and Anne Whitaker. Free parking and admission. Complimentary wine and cheese.

12/10/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jane Austen Birthday & Christmas Tea with special presentation by Carol Jarboe - An Afternoon of Instruction in the Proper Etiquette and Fashion of Mourning with Lady Caroline Linnington.

You might have seen the luxurious pavilion that Lady Caroline maintains during our Jane Austen Festival. And maybe you have even been so fortunate to have an audience with her in her pavilion while she has served you refreshment. Now she will be joining us to not only celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday, but to also educate us on the proper etiquette and fashion for mourning.

Reservations are required- email RCjasnaGL@gmail.com. $10 for guests and Free for JASNA members. www.jasnalouisville.com

12/24/2017
Closed for Christmas Eve
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

12/25/2017
Closed for Christmas
Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

12/31/2017
Closed for New Year’s Eve
Sunday, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

01/01/2018
Closed for New Year’s Day
Monday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

02/25/2018
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Watershed

The Locust Grove Chamber Musicians celebrate 1818 with an all-Beethoven concert. The year 1818 was a watershed year for Beethoven when he produced his largest works — the “Missa Solemnis,” the “9th Choral Symphony,” and the “Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. 106.” Tonight’s concert features Beethoven’s “Thirteen Variations for Piano on the Aria, Es war einmal ein alter Mann,” from Dittersdorf’s opera, “Das rote Käppchen,” along with Beethoven’s violin sonata Op 24 No. 5 known as the “Spring Sonata.”
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.
Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.

03/25/2018
Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
Sunday, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Looking South: Italian Music in the Chapels and Courts of Germany

A concert of early Baroque music for violin by composer/performers working in Germany in the 17th century. Fascinated by the musical revolution taking place in Italy, German nobles and musicians imported books, instruments, and players in an attempt to stay up-to-date. The program features examples of Italian musical experiments including improvisatory sonatas and toe-tapping dances as well as German imitations of the Italian style. Samuel Breene on baroque violin and Jeff Noonan on theorbo and baroque guitar.
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.
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.