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Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby

Louisville, United States

From $27.50

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Old Louisville is home to impressive Victorian mansions that trace back to wealthy families in the 1800s. On this walking tour, uncover the eerie past of the neighborhood alongside a guide who regales you with several ghostly tales. Stop at several points of interest including the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, the Witches' Tree, and the Filson Historical Society.
  • Learn about Louisville's history from your tour guide
  • Admire the Gilded Age architecture while you walk
  • Choose from a few tour times to suit your schedule
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless start

What's Included

  • Guided Tour
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 4th @ Ormsby
    Louisville, KY, USA

    Start/End at the brown "FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY" sign, near the bus stop; this is a little over a mile directly south of the Brown Hotel downtown. (Use "1300 South Fourth Street" but DO NOT TRY TO ENTER the actual building; we meet OUTSIDE, at the corner across the street!)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Old Louisville

1 hour 40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Filson Historical Society (Pass By)

Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Central Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Witches' Tree

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • FYI The starting point is in a transitional area where you might encounter panhandlers, homeless people, and people who don't look like you.
  • Not recommended for visitors who have trouble walking longer distances
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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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    Traveler Tips

    If you enjoy the paranormal or ghost stories, this tour is for you!
    It is appropriate for all ages in my opinion, but you must have an open mind to enjoy it.


    647 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Am Impressed Louisville Native
    Jessica_S, Jun 2023
    I can say I was thoroughly impressed by this walking tour. As a Louisville native, I was surprised at how much I didn’t know about Old Louisville, its history, and its hauntings. The stories told were so fascinating. Our tour guide was such a good story teller, made sure questions were answered, and gave us time to take photos. We even brought our dog along with us and had no problems with that. I would recommend this to anyone whether they’re from out of town or lived in Louisville their whole lives. I guarantee you’ll learn something new!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    We love it when locals join our tours and learn something about their own city! Thanks so much for coming out!
    Very informative and exciting
    andrea_a, Jun 2023
    Tha murda houze was awesome. Our tour guide was also super articulate and thorough and didn’t stumble over their words once, which was incredibly impressive.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Thank you for coming to see the spooky side of Old Louisville! You're always welcome back!
    Ghost 👻 Tour June 3, 2023 730pm
    Catherine_C, Jun 2023
    Our tour guide was absolutely amazing and had all the stories on point! This was by far the very best ghost tour we have been on! The homes are extremely beautiful to look at. We didn’t have any problems finding our group. Friendly people and a fun few hours. Definitely worth the money! Make sure you have your walking shoes on. Our tour lasted almost two hours. Tour guide made sure we knew where we could find all these stories on different show programs and the upcoming investigations! She had photos for us to look at so that we could decide on our own thoughts. Our guide knew her business so well and had a few encounters with certain ghosts that she shared with us as well.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Thank you so much for the nice words! We're glad you had the opportunity to spend time with us in Old Louisville!
    Not worth it
    Meliton_G, Jun 2023
    The tour is boring and a scam. Recommend you spend your money else where. Your guides monotone voice will put you to sleep at every stop. You are better off just signing up for a history tour rather than haunted tour as that is what this was.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Sorry you didn't enjoy your tour! As you can see, you're in the minority, but we're glad you came to Old Louisville!
    Great time, great stories.
    Julie_G, Jun 2023
    I went on the tour with my 16 year old son. He thought it was going to be boring. After, he shared how much he enjoyed the tour and wanted to learn more. Thank you David!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    So glad to hear this! Thanks for joining me in Old Louisville!
    Angelique was a great...
    Mylinh_N, May 2023
    Angelique was a great tour guide. Her love for her job and the neighborhood is very apparent. Great tour!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    We're glad you picked up on Angelique's enthusiasm! She's always one of the favorite tour guides at Louisville Historic Tours!
    Sami_S, May 2023
    A little slow paced but still nice to see a new side of Louisville and learn more about the history.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks for joining us in Old Louisville. Come back and we'll speed things up for you!
    Amazing tour with very knowledgeable and exciting guide
    JACOB_P, May 2023
    This tour was great! Our guide Quinton was amazing and very knowledgeable. I loved the walk through Old Louisville and all the wild stories and tales. Would highly recommend to all.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    We're so glad to hear this! Thank you for coming to Old Louisville and spending time with Quinton!
    Enjoyable way to learn about history and good exercise at the same time!
    Charlene_E, May 2023
    Angelique was fantastic as a guide! My 16-year-old daughter was enthralled with all her stories and was left wanting for more not even realizing the 2 hrs flew by!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! It's nice to hear Angelique kept you entertained in Old Louisville!
    Great time for us locals
    Michelle_W, May 2023
    Great experience! As locals, it was really fun to hear some of the old Louisville stories and enjoy the architecture. Our guide Jamie was so informative and friendly. Definitely a most do.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for spending time with Jamie in Old Louisville! We love it when locals come out and discover what's in their own back yard!
    The vast knowledge...
    Kurt_R, May 2023
    The vast knowledge Angelique had on all the horror stories was quite impressive! I would highly recommend this tour to others.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for checking out Old Louisville's spookier side with Angelique! We're so glad you found us!
    The tour guide was a...
    Mary_U, May 2023
    The tour guide was a great story teller and a local from the area with her own ghost stories to share! Great time!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! We're glad you found us in Old Louisville!
    Great experience with our furry friends in Louisville
    J_J, May 2023
    Experience was good but the group was way to large. 22 people in 1 group alone. There was another larger group. Was hard to hear anything due to the group size She was an amazing story teller!! Loved we could being our dogs!!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for joining us in Old Louisville! You and your furry friends are always welcome back!
    Ghost Tour
    Billie_P, May 2023
    Absolutely loved this tour and so informative. Quinton was amazing and knew the history. When I’m back in Kentucky, I’ll def book again! I’ll also be buying the book “A Dark Room In Glitter Ball City” Thank you for our great experience.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you so much for coming to Old Louisville! I hope you enjoy the book!
    Easy walk, great history...
    Paul_C, May 2023
    Easy walk, great history of the area combined with stories of ghosts. Not scary, but that’s probably because the area is well lit.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you very much! We're so glad you joined us in Old Louisville!
    Must-Do Tour in Old Louisville
    Amanda_A, May 2023
    Our ghost tour with Angelique was AMAZING! It was our second day in Louisville and has been the highlight of the trip for myself and my 9 year old. Angelique was full of information and did a great job answering questions and engaging with my inquisitive and percosious kiddo. We heard many stories, happy, sad, intriguing and exciting with a beautiful backdrop. The victorian homes have so much history and we were thrilled to learn so much. We now have an inspired ghost hunter in the house! We highly recommend booking the Conrad-Caldwell House tour and the Filson Historical Society tours for the day after your ghost tour. You'll likely want to keep learning after you'd tour with Angelique!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks so much! It's great to hear you both had a good time with Angelique in Old Louisville!
    The stories were awesome...
    Rebecca_D, May 2023
    The stories were awesome to hear and seeing the homes makes it that much cooler. Not all ghost stories you learn a lot too.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for exploring spooky Old Louisville with Louisville Historic Tours!
    Great walking tour
    GayleElston, May 2023
    This was such a great experience. It went by so quickly because it was so interesting and informative and entertaining. Highly, highly recommend!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! We're glad and Gabe had a good time in Old Louisville!
    Great guide
    James_W, May 2023
    The guide was very humorous but professional and knowledgeable was good about keeping the group interested and engaged
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! So nice to hear you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
    Ghost tour
    Michael_R, May 2023
    Guide was very knowledgeable! Was my first ghost tour and would absolutely love to do more now in the futre
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! We're glad we got you hooked!
    Best Ghost Tour in Louisville
    Jennifer_K, May 2023
    What an amazing tour! The breadth and depth of Angel's knowledge of the history of downtown Louisville is truly awe inspiring. Her sincere enthusiasm is infectious--so much so that my daughter and I went straight back to our hotel to watch the First 48 episode about one of the houses. We also plan to read all of David Domine's books.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks so much! We're so glad you found us in Old Louisville!
    The witches tree &...
    Jennifer_E, May 2023
    The witches tree & hearing about the “murder house” were both very interesting. It was also cool hearing about the history of Louisville.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for joining us in Old Louisville!
    Amazing history
    Carrie_E, May 2023
    This was the best tour! The storytelling was magical. Our guide was engaging and had personal stories she could share. The houses and history of this city is amazing. I’m so glad we decided to take this tour.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    And we're glad you decided to this tour as well! Thanks so much for joining us!
    Learning about the...
    Christina_B, May 2023
    Learning about the history of Louisville . The pink palace and learning about the crisis ghost. This was entertaining
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Awesome tour guide, great experience!
    Allison_T, May 2023
    Jamie was a great tour guide, she was knowledgeable and kept us interested and entertained the whole time. It was very comfortable, interesting, and laid-back, I would highly recommend!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    This is so nice to hear - thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville with Jamie!
    Great tour
    Jay_E, May 2023
    Beautiful homes to see, amazing trees. David was very professional and informative. His stories were fun to listen to.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! It was a pleasure showing you the spooky side of Old Louisville!
    Take this tour!
    Andrea_T, Apr 2023
    Jamie has so very much knowledge of the area's history and her storytelling abilities are phenomenal!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    So nice to hear this about Jamie! Thank you for coming to Old Louisville!
    Great 👍
    Robert_H, Apr 2023
    Great and knowledgeable guide. Great scenery. Awesome weather. All around great tour. Love Louisville. Nnnn
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you! It was our pleasure showing you around Old Louisville!
    Quintan is a great story...
    Kristy_L, Apr 2023
    Quintan is a great story teller! Gave us some great ideas of other local spots to check out on our off days.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    So glad to hear this! Thanks for taking the time to give Quinton the thumbs-up and thanks for coming to Old Louisville!
    Charming guide
    Larry_S, Apr 2023
    Our tour guide Angelina was charming and shared so much information. I was surprised in the number of occurrences. It was so much fun. She made the stories come alive.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    That's so good to hear! Thanks for joining us in Old Louisville!


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