Museum Hours

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Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Self-Guided Tours offered Thursday - Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm on the quarter-hour.
Advance reservations are required! Buy tickets for the self-guided tour here.
Guided Grounds Tours offered Thursday - Saturday 11:00 am.
  Advance reservations for required! Buy tickets for the grounds tour here. 
Locust Grove is closed to the public on Sunday and Mondays, for 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 self-guided tour of the house and grounds is available Thursdays through Saturdays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm and is scheduled on the quarter-hour. A self-guided tour should be scheduled in advance online here.
Photography policy may be found here.
Find our Visitors' Guide here

Admission

$12 for adults
$10 for seniors
$6 for children 6-18 years
Gallery only $6 for adults | $3 for children 6 - 18 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

10/21/2020
Living Room Lecture | Cynthia Maharrey: Discovering African Americans in Kentucky Records Prior to 1870
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cynthia Maharrey will discuss how to begin the genealogical research of African Americans in Kentucky, including four things to consider before and during genealogical research, general information regarding antebellum African Americans in Kentucky, and a dozen different records from the mid-1860s back to 1840 which hold genealogically significant information concerning free and enslaved African Americans.
Cynthia Maharrey is a professional genealogist specializing in deed, tax list, will, court and vital records research. Her wheelhouses include the late 18th through the early-20th centuries, with emphases on the state of Kentucky and African American research. A graduate of Berea College, she also holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is a certified Kentucky Community Scholar. Cynthia serves on the board of the Kentucky Genealogical Society and is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, the Florida State Genealogical Society, the Greenbrier County (WV) Historical Society and the Monroe County (WV) Historical Society.
This lecture will take place over Zoom. Tickets may be purchased here.
Members | $4
Non-Members | $6
This program sponsored in part by John and Jeannie Vezeau.
Please email Hannah Zimmerman at marketing@locustgrove.org with questions.

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

Stay tuned as we announce our plans for this year's edition of 18th Century Market Fair! For questions, please email Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.

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

Stay tuned as we announce our plans for this year's edition of 18th Century Market Fair! For questions, please email Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.

10/27/2020
Virtual Tour of Locust Grove
Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the place where Louisville begins from the comfort of your own home! Join our staff on a virtual tour of the historic house at Locust Grove that answers all of your questions about life in 1816.
Tickets are free for members; $6 for non-members. Purchase tickets here: https://locust-grove-museum-store.myshopify.com/products/virtual-tour-of-locust-grove
This program takes place over Zoom every Tuesday at 11:00 am. A link will be emailed in advance of your tour.
Please email Hannah at marketing@locustgrove.org with questions.

10/27/2020
Frankenstein: A Live Zoom Performance with Kentucky Shakespeare
Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare as they bring Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to life in a live Zoom reading of this classic tale. 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.
Tickets $15 or $10 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Following your reservation, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Log in to Zoom as early as 6:45 pm; performance begins at 7:00 pm. Actors will be available for a chat following the performance.
Tickets may be purchased online here: https://locust-grove-museum-store.myshopify.com/products/frankenstein-a-live-zoom-performance-by-kentucky-shakespeare

11/04/2020
Living Room Lecture Series | James Prichard: Blood Trail: Mass Murder on the Kentucky Frontier
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

James Prichard | Blood Trail: Mass Murder on the Kentucky Frontier

  The Kentucky frontier remained a violent land during its early years as a state. In 1798-1799, two outlaws, Wiley and Micajah Harpe, spread terror and death in a bloody crime spree that spread from Cumberland Gap to Henderson County. Believed to be Tory exiles who found refuge with the Cherokees, the Harpes engaged in the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children that reflected all the savagery of frontier warfare. The Harpes symbolized, all too well, the dark, brutal side of Kentucky's frontier history. James Prichard of the Filson Historical Society will take us through the story.
This lecture will take place over Zoom. Tickets will go on sale on October 9. Members | $4
Non-Members | $6
This program sponsored in part by John and Jeannie Vezeau.
Please email Hannah Zimmerman at marketing@locustgrove.org with questions.

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