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

09/29/2017
Poldark’s Cornwall
Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Although Bonny Wise is known as the founder of the Greater Louisville Jane Austen Society, she has recently become smitten with the Poldark novels - all 12 of them!
Join Bonny as she takes you to 18th century Cornwall and the story of the Poldarks. This talk will include information about the author, Cornwall, the Poldark film sites tour she took last year and more! She will speak about the first four Poldark novels that were covered in the PBS Masterpiece Series seasons 1 & 2 just in time for Season 3 to air on October 1st! This presentation will also include the first hour of the two-hour series premiere of Season 3!
A Poldark Trivia Quiz will be given and prizes won!
A Cornish Cream Tea will be served.
RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED. A waitlist is available at the KET site. This event is free but reservations will be required. Reserve your ticket here.
Sponsored by KET.

10/04/2017
Afternoon Lecture Series
Wednesday, 1:15pm

Jim Holmberg: The Clarks of Kentucky
Few families loom so large in Kentucky’s pioneer history as the Clarks. Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark is famous, as is his brother, explorer William Clark. But there were other immediate Clark family members – eight other siblings who contributed in various ways to not only Kentucky’s but the nation’s history. Referring to them as the “patriotic Clarks” wouldn’t be amiss. From their deep roots in Virginia, the family of John and Ann Rogers Clark went west to Kentucky and made their mark. In this lecture, Jim Holmberg will discuss the John and Ann Clark family, from the famous Hannibal of the West - George Rogers – to the baby of the family – the “Black-eyed Beauty of Kentucky,” – Fanny.


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.

10/05/2017
Bourbon Archaeology
Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

You probably know that bourbon has a long history...but did you know that traces of the bourbon industry's earliest origins still survive, buried deep in Kentucky's woods and hollers? Join the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America as Bourbon Archaeologist Nick Laracuente talks about his work excavating the remains of some of the oldest bourbon distilleries in the region. Then, tour Locust Grove's new Farm Distillery Project, watch a demonstration of early nineteenth-century whiskey production, and enjoy a bourbon tasting led by Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer Michael Veach.
All proceeds go to support the mission of the Kentucky Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which has been bringing archaeology to life for audiences across the Commonwealth since 1953. Many thanks to our sponsors for this event: Locust Grove, Bourbon Veach LLC, and the University of Louisville Liberal Studies Project.
The lecture and distillery demo are open to all; must be 21+ and in possession of a valid ID to participate in the bourbon tasting.
Tickets: $30; available online here.

10/15/2017
Jane Austen Society Meeting: Georgian and Regency-Era Hair Trends
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ask anyone in JASNA and they will tell you the Greater Louisville Region is known for their keen sense of style and fashion! To help us maintain our reputation, Daniel Townsend, wig designer for multiple theatrical productions and adjunct professor for the theatre departments at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati – Conservancy of Music, will take us through the history of hair trends during Jane Austen’s time so that you can replicate them yourselves. www.jasnalouisville.com

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. 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. For participating reenactors, please follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-PyUNqcKAt1Tia4YxQNMMhP-kBHFxSqpD7y1ct6HcKXnnvQ/viewform

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. For participating reenactors, please follow this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-PyUNqcKAt1Tia4YxQNMMhP-kBHFxSqpD7y1ct6HcKXnnvQ/viewform

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

Jill Roseberry: The Jack Jouett House

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.

11/19/2017
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
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.

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

Louisville Dulcimer Society
The annual concert by the Louisville Dulcimer Society will kick off our holiday season. Get here early to get a good seat for this popular event!

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.

12/10/2017
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

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