Historic Locust Grove offers Year-round Events
You can explore your inner Jane Austen; buy books, antiques and plants; and have a cream tea at Historic Locust Grove – but not all at the same time.
The restored circa 1790 Georgian mansion offers a year-round calendar of events, including Holiday Candlelight tours, a Jane Austen festival in June, biannual Antiques Fairs, and a fall Market Fair focused on early furniture and decorative arts. Occasionally a few battles are re-enacted on the grounds as well.
Locust Grove was the home of William and Lucy Clark Croghan, the brother-in-law and sister of famous frontiersman George Rogers Clark and explorer William Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame. Both Clark brothers stayed at Locust Grove, with George Rogers Clark making it his home during the last years of his life.
Locust Grove also hosted such famous guests as President James Monroe, General (and later President) Andrew Jackson, Aaron Burr, and John James Audubon. The Croghans sold the estate in 1878. It remained in private hands until 1961, when the state and Jefferson County purchased it and launched three years of renovations to return it to the Croghan/Clark era.
Today the historic estate is an early 19th century island tucked away in northeastern Louisville off Blankenbaker Lane not far from Interstate 71. It is furnished with Kentucky-crafted furniture, portraits, prints textiles, and select artifacts once owned by the Clark and Croghan families. It also includes 55 acres with eight outbuildings, formal gardens, and herb and perennial beds.
Locust Grove is open year-round with the exception of major holidays.
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