Museum Hours

Learn more about visiting Locust Grove by clicking here.


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

09/25/2020 - 09/27/2020
Fall Into Used Books Sale
Friday - Sunday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Fall Into Used Books Sale
Friday, September 25 | Saturday, September 26 | Sunday, September 27
9:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm | 1:30 pm | 3:00 pm | 4:30 pm
This limited-access sale has been altered to accommodate social distancing, but it's almost the same Used Book Sale you know and love, now in September! It includes remaindered, used books (all genres, including fiction), some individually priced and others at the general rate of $2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks.
Books are NEW from our last Used Book Sale and the books in this sale are our highest quality books EVER! Great new selections in the subject areas of poetry, philosophy, feminist studies, psychiatry, art, architecture, interior design, and crafts.
Advance reservations are required.
Reserve your book sale time here: http://bit.ly/FallIntoUsedBooksSale
You will have 90 minutes to shop and check out.
The sale runs September 25 – September 27. Time slots are 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30 pm each day of the sale.
Sunday, September 27 is Bargain Day!
If all time slots are filled, we will take names for a waiting list. You may add your name to the waiting list here: https://forms.gle/vaPmhv9BnvvcFrds7
Masks are required; hand sanitizer and gloves are available at the door. The room layout will allow for social distancing.
You can pay for your books by check, cash, or credit card.
Please arrive promptly. If you need to cancel your time slot, please call 502.897.9845 or request a return through the website.
We appreciate our many generous book donors and sponsors, and we will work through this pandemic year to make the donated books available to buyers in a safe and pleasant way – even if it will look a lot different from our previous book sales.
We are still receiving book donations – call us at 897-9845 if you have books to donate. Thanks for your interest and support!

09/25/2020 - 09/27/2020
Fall Into Used Books Sale
Friday - Sunday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Fall Into Used Books Sale
Friday, September 25 | Saturday, September 26 | Sunday, September 27
9:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm | 1:30 pm | 3:00 pm | 4:30 pm
This limited-access sale has been altered to accommodate social distancing, but it's almost the same Used Book Sale you know and love, now in September! It includes remaindered, used books (all genres, including fiction), some individually priced and others at the general rate of $2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks.
Books are NEW from our last Used Book Sale and the books in this sale are our highest quality books EVER! Great new selections in the subject areas of poetry, philosophy, feminist studies, psychiatry, art, architecture, interior design, and crafts.
Advance reservations are required.
Reserve your book sale time here: http://bit.ly/FallIntoUsedBooksSale
You will have 90 minutes to shop and check out.
The sale runs September 25 – September 27. Time slots are 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30 pm each day of the sale.
Sunday, September 27 is Bargain Day!
If all time slots are filled, we will take names for a waiting list. You may add your name to the waiting list here: https://forms.gle/vaPmhv9BnvvcFrds7
Masks are required; hand sanitizer and gloves are available at the door. The room layout will allow for social distancing.
You can pay for your books by check, cash, or credit card.
Please arrive promptly. If you need to cancel your time slot, please call 502.897.9845 or request a return through the website.
We appreciate our many generous book donors and sponsors, and we will work through this pandemic year to make the donated books available to buyers in a safe and pleasant way – even if it will look a lot different from our previous book sales.
We are still receiving book donations – call us at 897-9845 if you have books to donate. Thanks for your interest and support!

09/25/2020 - 09/27/2020
Fall Into Used Books Sale
Friday - Sunday, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Fall Into Used Books Sale
Friday, September 25 | Saturday, September 26 | Sunday, September 27
9:00 am | 10:30 am | 12:00 pm | 1:30 pm | 3:00 pm | 4:30 pm
This limited-access sale has been altered to accommodate social distancing, but it's almost the same Used Book Sale you know and love, now in September! It includes remaindered, used books (all genres, including fiction), some individually priced and others at the general rate of $2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks.
Books are NEW from our last Used Book Sale and the books in this sale are our highest quality books EVER! Great new selections in the subject areas of poetry, philosophy, feminist studies, psychiatry, art, architecture, interior design, and crafts.
Advance reservations are required.
Reserve your book sale time here: http://bit.ly/FallIntoUsedBooksSale
You will have 90 minutes to shop and check out.
The sale runs September 25 – September 27. Time slots are 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30 pm each day of the sale.
Sunday, September 27 is Bargain Day!
If all time slots are filled, we will take names for a waiting list. You may add your name to the waiting list here: https://forms.gle/vaPmhv9BnvvcFrds7
Masks are required; hand sanitizer and gloves are available at the door. The room layout will allow for social distancing.
You can pay for your books by check, cash, or credit card.
Please arrive promptly. If you need to cancel your time slot, please call 502.897.9845 or request a return through the website.
We appreciate our many generous book donors and sponsors, and we will work through this pandemic year to make the donated books available to buyers in a safe and pleasant way – even if it will look a lot different from our previous book sales.
We are still receiving book donations – call us at 897-9845 if you have books to donate. Thanks for your interest and support!

09/26/2020
Farm Distillery Day at Locust Grove: Absinthe Mash
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th-century farm distillery as we prepare a period mash! The Locust Grove Farm Distillery project represents the small farm-scale distilling activities of early Kentucky, before mass production. For this special session, we will be experimenting with the little known history of how absinthe was made in Switzerland County, Indiana by French-Swiss settlers in the 1830s. Learn how absinthe would be made—from grain to still and beyond—and how distilling was one of the best ways to preserve excess grain and fruit crops.
At Locust Grove, distilling was often the work of enslaved workers so you'll also hear about their impact on the small farm economy of the early 19th century.
Purchase your ticket online here: https://bit.ly/SeptemberAbsinthe
In partnership with Musee de Venoge of Switzerland County, Indiana; Kentucky Artisan Distillery; Spirits of French Lick; and Brooks Grain.
This facility does not produce alcohol or spirits.
Admission is $12 for adults | $10 for seniors| $6 for children 6 - 18

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.

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

  Although the Indian threat largely ended after 1795, the Kentucky frontier remained a violent land. 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.