School Programs

Built in the 1790s, Locust Grove is a unique setting for learning about the settlement of Kentucky and this region. Students will tour the house and grounds, studying life on a farm when Kentucky was "the West".

School Programs

Cost

$8.00 per student Teachers receive free admission with their class.  Additional adult chaperones will pay the $10.00 group rate. Homeschool groups contact us for more information about available programs and pricing. Note to teachers: Locust Grove has some funding available to assist with admission fees for qualifying public schools - please call and ask for more information. Qualifying schools have at least 50% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Size of group

Maximum number of students is 90.  If you have a larger group, please inquire about bringing your students on two separate dates.

Location

561 Blankenbaker Lane, between Brownsboro and River Roads Get directions here.

Eating

Picnic tables are available outdoors, weather permitting. We do not have indoor eating facilities.

Shopping

The museum store welcomes young shoppers. Prices begin at 20¢.

Teacher Packet

Download our 2019/20 Teachers Packet.

Contact

Contact Kaitlyn Tisdale at 502-897-9845 x105 or ktisdale@locustgrove.org to book a school program.

Program Descriptions

History Tour
Grades 4-12
$8 per student, Maximum 65 students This trip covers the history of Locust Grove and the people associated with the site and their impact on the region: The Croghan family, George Rogers Clark, and the men, women, and children enslaved at Locust Grove.  Tour begins with a film appropriate for older students (grades 3-5) and includes the museum house and grounds.

Pioneer Days
Grades K-5
$8 per student, Maximum 90 students This trip immerses students in the life on a Kentucky farm in the early 1800s, touching on Croghan and Clark family histories. Includes an introductory film and tour of the museum house and outbuildings.

Craft Sampler
Grades 2-5
Available mid April - early October $9 per student, Maximum 75/Minimum 30 students Pioneer Days field trips are enhanced with costumed demonstrations such as cooking, spinning, or leatherworking. The tour includes an introductory film, tour of museum house and outbuildings, and crafts demonstrations.

Work & Play (Currently Unavailable)
Grades 2-5
Available September - May $6 per student, Maximum 65/Minimum 30 students Students learn about the daily life of children on the frontier in 19th-century Kentucky. Through the use of historic reproductions, learn how children played, what they learned, and what kinds of work they did on a farm like Locust Grove.  Combines a tour of the museum house with hands-on activities in the auditorium and exhibit gallery.

Teacher Packet

Download our 2019/20 Teachers Packet.