Metro Govt Locust Grove Alarm

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561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville Directions
+15028957328
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Report | 8 months ago
One of the best events in Louisville. A must see!
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Report | 8 months ago
It's a wonderful glimpse into the the history of Louisville and 18th century living.
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Report | 3 years ago
Pl go
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Report | 3 years ago
Lovely place.
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Report | 3 years ago
Fun day with the family, lots of great items for sale, great to walk around and enjoy a look at an important part of history.
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Report | 3 years ago
Fantastic
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Report | 3 years ago
It was a wonderful event overall! You all have done such a fantastic job renovating the house, and it was nice that it was open for all to go in and see. Also really loved the museum, which was done very well...very educational, well-presented, and loved the additional interactive components to it. I enjoyed seeing everyone in dress, loved all the different antiques and product vendors on the grounds, the tents, and people who dressed and spoke in period. The grounds were simply lovely. Would have liked to see more educational components if possible...just short 10-15 minute talks about what life was like during that time. Wish there had been more (and better) food vendors from that period. The beef vendor was overpriced for what it had...lots of rice with very little beef.
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Report | 3 years ago
We had a great time!
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Loved it

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As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment?and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle.

But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume."

The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.

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