Museum Hours

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The museum gallery and museum store are open Thursday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:30pm.
Self-Guided House Tours are offered Thursdays - Saturday from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at 30 minute intervals.
Guided Grounds Tours offered Thursdays - Saturdays at 11:00 am.
Advance reservations are required! Buy tickets for the self-guided house tour and grounds tour here.  Locust Grove is closed to the public Sundays - Wednesdays, for the months of January and February, 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. Photography policy may be found here.
Find our Visitors' Guide here


$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.


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.

2021 Calendar of Events

Living Room Lecture | Amy Murrell Taylor: Following the Paths of the Civil War’s Refugees from Slavery
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation may have officially exempted Kentucky, but the state was hardly exempt from the long and difficult process of destroying slavery during the American Civil War. Turning attention to the hastily erected camps of men, women, and children who fled slavery and sought refuge with the U.S. Army ("refugee" or "contraband" camps), in places like Paducah and Louisville, Columbus and Nicholasville, this talk will describe the very first wartime encounters between Kentucky's refugees from slavery and the military power of the federal government. These encounters launched the real work of securing freedom in everyday life—but also reveal that the path to liberation would be anything but a smooth or straight one. Amy Murrell Taylor is the T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. Professor in the Department of History at the University of Kentucky. This lecture takes place over Zoom. Admission is free thanks to our sponsors, PNC Bank and John & Jeannie Vezeau. Register online here:

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