2019 Locust Grove Revolutionary War Encampment
Join us for the Locust Grove Revolutionary War Encampment at Locust Grove on April 27-28, 2019 at Historic Locust Grove in Riverwood, Kentucky. Feel the excitement of the American Revolution at Locust Grove! Step into the year 1778 with this Revolutionary War Encampment as George Rogers Clark and his Illinois Regiment of Virginia begin their western campaign. Visit with soldiers and camp followers, learn 18th-century recipes in the hearth kitchen, and participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. Be sure to visit the blacksmith, woodworker, and other tradespeople to discover more about daily life during the Revolution! Admission: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Snacks will be available for sale.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$6.00 for adults
Free for children 12 and under
Historic house tours included.
Snacks & drinks available for purchase.
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Locust Grove Revolutionary War Encampment Mini Gallery
For more information call (502) 897-9845; EMAIL email@example.com
About the Encampment
The Locust Grove Revolutionary War Encampment started out as a “spring training” for the Illinois Regiment reenactment group, which travels throughout the region to participate in Revolutionary War battle reenactments and encampments. Period reenactors set up tents, don period dress and live as Clark and his troops lived — and they invite the public to interact with history. It’s really a way for the reenactors to share their knowledge and their love of history with visitors, who can come and see history firsthand,” Williams said.
About Historic Locust Grove
Historic Locust Grove is located in Louisville, Kentucky. Sitting high above the Ohio River the house was built in 1792 by William Croghan and his wife Lucy Clark Croghan. It was a bustling household that often became a gathering place for the other Clark siblings including both General George Rogers Clark and William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and the many nieces and nephews of the large extended family.
Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Locust Grove Revolutionary War Encampment at Historic Locust Grove in Riverwood, Kentucky in April.