Encampment is this weekend!

This is just a quick reminder that 18th Century Thunder, our Revolutionary War encampment, is this weekend, April 18 and 19, from 10-4:30! Celebrate the start of the Kentucky Derby Festival with the men and women who helped found the city of Louisville and our beloved Commonwealth. We’re taking it back to 1778, the year George Rogers Clark founded Louisville. Today was spent setting up for Encampment, which is smaller than Market Fair, but still full of life and color and smells and sounds! (Yes, when we say Thunder, we mean cannon demonstrations.) Encampment will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10-4:30pm. Admission is $4 and children under 12 are free! Here are some scenes from this afternoon–check back next week for a full update of the festivities!




Outdoor bathrooms are absolutely necessary…



The view of the house from the field–aka our event parking!



In our auditorium, we have a small sale of books of special interest to history lovers!



When we say “Encampment”, we mean it! Our Illinois Regiment of Virginia reenactors really do camp at Locust Grove for the weekend!






Quick! Name all the historical issues with this picture!


When you’re wandering through Encampment, be on the lookout for our very own General George Rogers Clark! Take a photo and share it with us using the hashtag #ThunderwithGRC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even by posting in the comments on our blog! We’d love to see you having fun with George!

George LOVES having his picture taken.

George LOVES having his picture taken.

We are so looking forward to seeing you at Locust Grove this weekend! Our gates are open and ready to welcome you!



Yours very sincerely,


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