Historic Locust Grove
A COUNTRY WORTH DEFENDING
Constructed in 1791 at the edge of the frontier, Locust Grove is an American treasure.
The house was built by William Croghan for his bride and family and became the final home of General George Rogers Clark, brother to William’s wife, Lucy.
To tell its story, Solid Light transformed the exhibit gallery into A Country Worth Defending, a gripping narrative of the fight for land, from wilderness to war to settlement.
Exhibits provide intimate glimpses of important people who visited Locust Grove, as well as details about the ebb and flow of the ordinary daily lives of the Clark and Croghan families, including their slaves, providing a rich introduction to this important Kentucky—and American—landmark.