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Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover Historic Old Louisville's rich architectural heritage on this walking tour that showcases the nation's largest contiguous Victorian Mansion district. Follow your guide through history-rich streets as they reveal the history behind these beautiful buildings and the surrounding area, and answer any questions you may have about the history and culture of Louisville.
  • Walking tour of Louisville's Victorian Mansion district: Ideal for history lovers
  • Learn about the mansion's residents, past and present from your guide
  • Uncover Louisville's rich history as you stroll through its streets
  • Opportunities to ask your guide any questions you may have

What's Included

  • Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour Booklet: 48-page Color Brochure
  • Discount Coupon for the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour the first weekend of December

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center
      1340 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA

      We are a white building with a red terra-cotta roof inside Central Park. We take your safety and comfort seriously. The Visitors Center provides a clean restroom and we offer a bottle of water for free on hot days. The Visitors Center is located next to a police substation.

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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    Elena_L, Jul 2022
    Erica was extremely knowledgeable, personable, generous with her extensive knowledge, warm personality and her time. The experience was absolutely delightful and informative.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    We are delighted you visited historic Old Louisville!
    Fantastic tour and guide
    Michael_G, Jul 2022
    Lovely stroll around old Lou with a knowledgeable guide. She was able to answer many questions and be honest about things she was uncertain of.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    So happy you visited historic Old Louisville.
    A very informative and entertaining tour!
    Michael_K, Jul 2022
    Erica was a friendly and knowledgeable guide who gave us great information about the houses and the neighborhood, but she also entertained our more general questions about Louisville, history, geography, and more. She was mindful about finding shade for the walkers on a hot day, and most importantly, shared her clear enthusiasm with all the participants.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our neighborhood!
    Interesting tour if you like architecture
    Dale_W, May 2022
    Really interesting tour of Old Louisville neighborhood. Lots of different styles of architecture that the rich people of early Louisville used in the construction of their houses.
    Great experience.
    Eberhard_K, May 2022
    The guide had a history degree and was very knowledgeable, answered any and all questions and made it interesting.
    Lovely tour! The guide...
    Janelle_M, May 2022
    Lovely tour! The guide was delightful and knowledgeable. Fun to hear about the unique architectural styles and neighborhood history
    Great walking tour in Louisville
    Carolyn_S, May 2022
    Very informative tour about some of the beautiful old Victorian homes in the neighborhood around Central Park., Wonderful guide who knew all the answers to our questions. Wished we could have gone inside to see some of these homes, but that is apparently only at Christmas time. Guess we will just have to come back!
    Great for a Solo Trip
    Kali_W, Apr 2022
    Super fun and educational! Love the pamphlet they give you as well so it makes it easier to follow along.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    So happy you enjoyed your tour and loved the booklet.
    :)
    Zak_G, Apr 2022
    This was the perfect tour for someone who is into architecture and the history of old Louisville. Will definitely be back for the Christmas home tour.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you in December!
    Well worth it
    John_R, Apr 2022
    Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. We had no idea that there would be so many houses were on the tour--excellent!
    Great architecture tour
    eleanora1920, Mar 2022
    We loved this walking tour learning about many of the beautiful houses in the historic district. Guide Lily was super knowledgable, AND spoke in a loud, clear voice. Even tho it was a chilly, gray day (with a bit of sprinkles), we had a great time on this tour.
    A tour you don’t want to miss!
    Kathy_L, Mar 2022
    Interesting architecture and all so different, but yet all beautiful! Imagine the creativity in the late 1800s. Incredible. Beautiful day to be walking around in Historic Louisville, too.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and the area! So many true gems hidden in plain sight! Thank you for joining us, and come back again soon!
    The guide was very...
    JaneEllen_D, Sep 2021
    The guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Did not rush through the history of the area and the houses. Was interesting that she was the great grand daughter of the man who did the woodwork in the Conrad Cauldweld house.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great Guide!!
    Susan_W, Sep 2021
    Our group was small and our tour guide was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the area and answered every question thoroughly. It was a very good tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Your operators need to be better informed on when the tours are actually going to be held
    Vivian_K, Aug 2021
    We booked a walking tour and your representative kindly took all my information and my money and when we got there the following day there was no tour given that day. We have had a hell of a time trying to get a hold of somebody to get her money back.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Just for clarification. The tour guide was onsite and waited about 5 minutes past the 1:30 pm time slot for your group to arrive. When it did not the guide started the tour with other paying attendees. We are sorry you had difficulty, but this is not a "private" tour. We have to accommodate all of our paying guests in a timely manner and stay on schedule. We will gladly refund your tickets.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Enjoy the experience. The guide could have been a little bit more patient with questions from others.
    Tami_B, Jul 2021
    I really Enjoy the experience. The guide could have been a little bit more patient with questions from others.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    We're glad you enjoyed historic Old Louisville. Thanks for the feedback on the questions.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great tour
    Pam_B, Jun 2021
    Enjoyable and informative. Lots of photo opportunities and just the right amount of walking. We would highly recommend.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Wonderful. So glad you enjoyed your tour. So much to photograph!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Worth it!
    Shelby_G, Sep 2020
    Great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the houses, types of houses and even knows the names of some of the dogs in the houses. She even gave us a little more history about Louisville as well. Highly recommend.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Thank you so much! Kelli's a great guide. Loves her job!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    So Many Mansions, So Little Time!
    Cynthia P, Nov 2019
    This area of Louisville is really amazing with its menagerie of Victorian houses. Kelly was such an interesting and enthusiastic tour guide. If you love interesting architecture you should not miss this.
    2 travelers found this review helpful

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