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Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby

Louisville, United States

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the rich history and beautiful architecture of Old Louisville as you embark on a walking tour through the city. Walk past impressive Victorian homes, once owned by wealthy families from the bourbon, tobacco, and racetrack industries, and learn about their history. You also stop at several points of interest including the Witches' Tree, Conrad's Castle, the Filson Historical Society, and Central Park.
  • Explore the historic neighborhood of Old Louisville
  • Upgrade to include a guided tour of Conrad's Castle
  • Choose from two tour times to suit your schedule
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless start

What's Included

  • Certified Guide
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Louisville Historic Tours - Recommended by The New York Times!
    Corner South 4th Street &, W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA

    Daytime tours NO LONGER start at Adrienne & Co. donut shop near the corner of Fourth and Oak. Unfortunately, this business has permanently closed its doors due to the current COVID situation. Meet your guide at the brown "Welcome to Old Louisville" sign on the corner. "1300 S. 4th. St." for GPS.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • FYI The starting point is in a transitional area where you might encounter panhandlers, homeless people, and people who don't look like you.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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    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 Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby?

    A:The policies on social distancing are:
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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    Traveler Tips

    Highly recommend this tour anyone interested in the Victorian history of Louisville is well as those that want to understand why Louisville became prosperous in the late 1800’s
    40 reviews
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    If you love history & architecture, this is the tour for you
    mama76, Jun 2022
    Great history lesson on the beautiful houses and neighborhood. Our tour guide Angelique was amazing, very knowledgeable and kind!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thanks so much and thanks for coming to Old Louisville!
    A must if you are in town
    Louis_S, Jun 2022
    We had a great time with our tour guide. We would have never seen as much of the city without him. He was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you! It was my pleasure guiding you through Old Louisville!
    Old Louisville
    Karen_A, May 2022
    Angelique had great stories and really knows her neighborhoods. She was fun and gave us extra time on the tour
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for your kind words about Angelique. We're glad you enjoyed yourself in Old Louisville!
    Frank_S, May 2022
    Angelique did a wonderful job. Interesting lesson on the past and present. Impressive homes. Also so glad the rain held off during our entire tour.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thanks! So glad you enjoyed the tour and that the weather cooperated!
    Great walking tour!
    Karen_H, Apr 2022
    Guide Angelique was a fantastic ambassador of the city and really knew the details of what we saw. Many of the guests had questions along the way that Angelique took time to answer. She was mindful of the tour length, offering guests the option to depart as scheduled, but everyone finished the tour because the info provided was very interesting. We walked 2 miles in 90+ minutes with just a slight incline going through the park; some walkways were smooth concrete and some were cobblestone. You go slowly and stop often. I'd definitely recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thanks, Karen! So glad to hear you enjoyed the time with Angelique!
    Old Town tour homes and tales
    thistleandrose45, Mar 2022
    Very engaging tour guide who informed us about the people and homes in the historical area and I plan to revisit based on this experience during art show in October. Thank you for making the trip special!
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again in the neighborhood!
    Beautiful walk to hidden neighborhoods
    Liz_T, Dec 2021
    Beautiful walk to hidden gems. Our guide was knowledgeable on the family lines, architecture styles, and fun facts to bring the tour to life. The best part of our trip for us adult nerds who want to know more history.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Thanks so much for letting us show you around Old Louisville! Come back soon!
    Six STARS. If that were possible!!
    Michael_S, Oct 2021
    We walked with David through the most gorgeous neighborhood past the most beautiful mansions. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Would have loved to take more time with him.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thanks so much for coming to the neighborhood! I had a great time showing you around Old Louisville!
    Delightful tour of an important part of Louisville’s history.
    Christopher_W, Oct 2021
    Our tour guide Angelique was delightful. She was so knowledgeable about the houses on the tour. And the neighborhood is absolutely gorgeous. This a must if it’s your first time in Louisville. And the weather was the cherry on top.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with Angelique!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Packed full of history and culture!
    Alan_H, Oct 2021
    David was fun and so knowledgeable about the area and history. Pace was perfect and I would highly recommend this tour!
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    It was great showing you around the neighborhood! Thanks so much for coming to Old Louisville!
    Great expereince
    Kenneth_D, May 2021
    Fantastic. Pleasantly surprised. Great tour group guide, good background stories, lots of interesting houses
    Response from Host, May 2021
    Thanks for coming to Old Louisville! You were a great addition to the group!
    Old town tour
    Suzanne_C, May 2021
    David was very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will recommend it to friends who are visiting Louisville.
    Response from Host, May 2021
    Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
    Great tour and guide
    Terrell_S, Apr 2021
    David is a great tour guide! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
    Response from Host, Apr 2021
    Thanks for coming to Old Louisville!
    Louisville tour
    David_H, Sep 2020
    Dave was an excellent guide. Extremely informative very knowledgeable and a good speaker. We had an excellent tour and we had so much fun it actually ran long. Highly recommend this tour anyone interested in the Victorian history of Louisville is well as those that want to understand why Louisville became prosperous in the late 1800’s
    Response from Host, Sep 2020
    Thank you so much! Glad you came to Old Louisville!
    Old Louisville
    Jennifer_E, Aug 2020
    Great experience! The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the house. The houses were beautiful! Great walk.
    Response from Host, Aug 2020
    Thanks for joining us in Old Louisville!


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