The American Revolution Returns to Locust Grove

Spring Encampment focuses on the daily life of the troops

On Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Historic Locust Grove will bring the American Revolution to life for A Revolutionary War Encampment. For the 27th year, George Rogers Clark’s own Illinois Regiment of Virginia will make camp at Locust Grove and invite visitors to join them by stepping back into the year 1778.

“We’re continuing our Age of Hamilton programming at Locust Grove with a recreation of what Revolutionary War military life was like in Kentucky and Indiana,” says Brian Cushing, Locust Grove’s Program Director. “At the same time George Rogers Clark was starting his western campaign, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were leading the fight in the Eastern states, so guests can experience the world of the soldiers and the civilians that supported their cause.”

Visitors to Encampment can tour the historic house, watch meal preparations in the hearth kitchen, and meet the troops to hear their experiences during the American Revolution. A surgeon and two blacksmiths will also be on hand to demonstrate their trades and show how tools and supplies used by soldiers were made. Young visitors to Encampment can even participate in recruitment for new, pint-sized troops. 

A Revolutionary War Encampment will be held at Locust Grove on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Snacks will be available for sale. Part of the Age of Hamilton series at Locust Grove.

Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro Road and River Road), Louisville, KY 40207. For more information call 502.897.9845 or visit

For more information about this event, please contact Hannah Zimmerman, Marketing and Communications Director at [email protected] or call 502.897.9845 x108.

Posted on 2019-04-16 by Hannah Zimmerman