Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Ln.
Louisville, KY 40207- Map It
(502) 897-9845

AAA Editor Notes

Locust Grove, .5 mi. w. on US 42 from jct. I-264 exit 22, then n. following signs to 561 Blankenbaker Ln., is the restored 1790 Georgian mansion of early Kentucky settlers William and Lucy Clark Croghan. Croghan was a surveying partner of frontiersman and Revolutionary War general George Rogers Clark, who also was his brother-in-law. The farm and residence, on 55 acres, provide insights into westward expansion and the lives of the Croghans and their African-American slaves. General Clark lived at Locust Grove the last 9 years of his life. The site includes outbuildings, an 18th-century-style garden and a visitor center with exhibits and an audiovisual presentation. The 1,200-square-foot gallery and permanent exhibit A Country Worth Defending: Land & Family in Early Kentucky focuses on the surveying work of Clark and Croghan and features a re-created 1810 log building and surveyor’s office. Guided tours are available.
Gallery and tour $8; $7 (ages 61+); $4 (ages 6-12). Gallery only free.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 1-5:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Sat. 10-4:30, Sun. 1-4:30, Feb. 1-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-Dec. 30; closed Jan. 1, Easter, Derby Day (first Sat. in May), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31. Guided tours are given daily on the quarter hour; last tour 75 minutes before closing.