Visit Information

The Locust Grove Museum Store and Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Locust Grove is closed to the public on Sundays, Mondays, and on certain holidays.

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Guided Tours: Tuesday - Saturday at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, & 3:00 pm. A visit usually begins with the (optional) viewing of a 12-minute introductory film.

Unfolding The Story - tour from the viewpoint of the enslaved - Saturdays at 10:30 am, beginning April 2nd, 2022. Click here for more info.

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Visitors' Guide

Directions

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.

2022 Calendar of Events

06/01/2022
Afternoon Lecture Series – The Most Troublesome and Worst Property a Man Can Have: The Enslaved Community of Locust Grove
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

In an 1845 letter, Dr. John Croghan called the enslaved community of LG the "decidedly the most troublesome and worst property a man can have." In this lecture, researcher Heather Hiner will discuss the realities of slavery in 19th century KY, and how the Croghan and Clark families viewed slavery, weaving in stories of long-forgotten members of the Locust Grove enslaved community. Heather's new research offers a realistic picture of life at Locust Grove, and gives us the opportunity to remember and reflect on the lives and stories that have long gone unnoticed.

06/18/2022
Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Details to be announced.

06/26/2022
Summer Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite summer sale, from delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum offered beginning at 1:00pm. Event organizer: Rod Lich. Food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

07/02/2022
FREE Independence Day/Summer on the Farm
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Free Admission ALL DAY! Join us at Locust Grove as we celebrate Independence Day in 19th-century style at Historic Locust Grove! This year, we are celebrating on Saturday, July 2nd, the anniversary of when the Continental Congress officially voted for its freedom from Great Britain. Festivities of the day will include our new Unfolding the Story Tour, walk-throughs of the historic house, first person interpreter portrayals, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a reading of “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” by Frederick Douglass, and more. Food trucks will be on-site for food and drink, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Free, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Independence Day at Locust Grove is sponsored by Independence Bank.    

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
The Big Summer Book Sale
Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Locust Grove Summer Book Sale returns to the auditorium at Locust Grove with a sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books.  All prices, all categories, including travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more! For this sale we are not requiring reservations, but we reserve the option to limit access if room capacity is reached. The member's preview will be all day on Thursday the 25th. Thursday, August 25th, 10:00am to 7:00 pm - Members ONLY. Memberships available in advance or at the door. Friday, August 26th - Sunday, August 28th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

09/25/2022
Fall Antiques Market
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Treasures from bygone centuries abound at this favorite fall sale, from delicate china teapots to silver spoons, vintage jewelry to Kentucky-made chairs—there’s something for all tastes and every budget. Featuring dozens of professional dealers from around the region, the Antiques Market offers fine and country furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, ephemera, silver, and more. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum offered beginning at 1:00pm. Event organizer: Rod Lich. Food & drink available. $8 adults; children under 12 free.

10/15/2022
Fall on the Farm
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Details to be announced.

10/29/2022 - 10/30/2022
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Market Fair is back! Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and Revolutionary War re-enactors as we bring the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the 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. A full schedule and list of vendors will be posted later. *** Reenactor Registration will be announced at a later time.

10/29/2022 - 10/30/2022
18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Market Fair is back! Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and Revolutionary War re-enactors as we bring the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did. See the 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. A full schedule and list of vendors will be posted later. *** Reenactor Registration will be announced at a later time.

12/10/2022
Winter on the Farm
Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

This new event includes elements of the previous Christmastide event, with our First Person Interpreter corps and our "Unfolding the Story" cast in character as residents, free and enslaved, of 1816 Locust Grove, focusing on the work of the farm preparing for winter with food preservation going on in the outbuildings and family plans for gatherings. Much of the activity will take place outdoors, so visitors should come prepared for the weather. Saturday, December 10th, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. $5 per person. Concurrent with the Winter Book Sale and other seasonal events.

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