Museum Hours

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The Locust Grove Museum Store and Gallery is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Docent-Led House Tours- Thursdays – Saturdays at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. >
Self-Guided House Tours- Thursdays -Saturdays between 10:00 and 11:00 am, and 3:00-4:00 pm. *Last scheduled self-guided tours begin at the house at 10:30 and 3:30.
Unfolding the Story– 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at 10:00 and 1:00.
Purchase tour tickets online 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

 

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.

2021 Calendar of Events

10/30/2021 - 10/31/2021
Fall Encampment at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Simple Revolutionary Weekend.   The Fall Encampment is an opportunity for the public to enjoy the festival-like atmosphere of a late harvest camp as the American and British armies go into winter quarters. Hawkers, sutlers, entertainers, gawkers, local gentry, farmers, and all the citizens for miles around congregate to offer wares and entertainment, seek pleasure and a spectacle, and most importantly be part of one of the most important local events they may see in their lives during the 18th century. Far more than only a military encampment, it is a rare opportunity for local folks to have access to such a large event. We'll have musical and other entertainment, trade and military demonstrations, sutlers and vendors, food and drink sellers along with military and civilian living historians. Note: This Revolutionary War re-enactor event is this year's stand-in for the annual 18th Century Market Fair, which will return in 2022. As plans develop, more information can be found here: https://locustgrove.org/fallencampment/ Please direct inquiries to Lance Minnis at lance@lanceminnis.com  

10/30/2021 - 10/31/2021
Fall Encampment at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

A Simple Revolutionary Weekend.   The Fall Encampment is an opportunity for the public to enjoy the festival-like atmosphere of a late harvest camp as the American and British armies go into winter quarters. Hawkers, sutlers, entertainers, gawkers, local gentry, farmers, and all the citizens for miles around congregate to offer wares and entertainment, seek pleasure and a spectacle, and most importantly be part of one of the most important local events they may see in their lives during the 18th century. Far more than only a military encampment, it is a rare opportunity for local folks to have access to such a large event. We'll have musical and other entertainment, trade and military demonstrations, sutlers and vendors, food and drink sellers along with military and civilian living historians. Note: This Revolutionary War re-enactor event is this year's stand-in for the annual 18th Century Market Fair, which will return in 2022. As plans develop, more information can be found here: https://locustgrove.org/fallencampment/ Please direct inquiries to Lance Minnis at lance@lanceminnis.com  

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/02/2021 - 12/12/2021
The First Big Winter Book Sale!
Thursday - Sunday, 5:00pm

After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.

12/04/2021
Winter on the Farm
Saturday, 11:00am - 7:00pm

This proposed new event includes elements of Christmastide, with our First Person Interpreter corps in character as residents of 1816 Locust Grove, but now focuses on the work of the farm preparing for winter with food preservation going on in the outbuildings and family plans for gatherings. Most of the activity will take place outdoors, so visitors should come prepared for the weather. The event will be confirmed and details will be announced at a later date. Concurrent with the Winter Book Sale.

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