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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

Overview

Step back in time and discover the history of Louisville during an immersive walking tour through the historic center. Listen to stories of wealthy titans who used to roam the streets as you explore sights including St. James Court, Ormsby Avenue, Floral Terrace, and Millionaires Row. You also have the chance to admire the old Victorian architecture that dots the neighborhood.
  • Learn about the history of Louisville from your guide
  • See more than if you explore on your own
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless start
  • Take in the Victorian architecture while you walk

What's Included

  • Certified Guide

    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
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • MUST BE ABLE TO WALK 90 MINUTES WITHOUT A BATHROOM BREAK!
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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 policy on sanitization during Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby?

      A:The policy on sanitization is:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

      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 policy on staff health & safety is:
      • Regular temperature checks for staff

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      We had a wonderful time and highly recommended this walking tour!
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      Great tour
      Olga_K, Aug 2022
      We loved to learn about architecture of the old town and hear all the fascinating stories behind the houses on the tour. Very knowledgeable guide.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thanks for joining us in Old Louisville!
      Angelique was great! She...
      Heather_G, Aug 2022
      Angelique was great! She had so much information about the houses and history of Louisville. Highly recommend.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thanks so much for the kind words! We're glad you could join us in Old Louisville!
      Great tour
      Debbie_L, Aug 2022
      Angelique was an amazing and informative tour guide. Old Louisville was surprisingly beautiful and interesting.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thank you very much for joining us in Old Louisville. Angelique loved having you in her group.
      The fact that the stories...
      Jo_G, Jul 2022
      The fact that the stories of the workers who made the bricks , carved the stones, built the railways who carried those bricks and stones for the rich landowners, was left out.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      The fact that workers made the bricks, carved the stone, built the railways that carried those bricks and stones for the rich landowners is kind of understood, don't you think?
      Great experience
      Maxine_S, Jul 2022
      Best guide, Gabe. Learned so much about architecture and history. Highlights - Central Park and St. James Court.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thanks so much for coming to Old Louisville! We're happy to hear you had a good time with Gabe!
      Amazing architecture/Interesting stories
      Christine_W, Jul 2022
      We really enjoyed Angelique's tour. She was extremely knowledgable in the history of the area and shared many interesting stories. It was a highlight of our vacation! We will definitely do another tour next time we visit Louisville!
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville with Angelique. Come back soon!
      Informative, interesting, varied
      David_S, Jul 2022
      The walking route included a nice mix of grand and less-grand homes and buildings. Tour guide was knowledgeable and well-prepped.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thanks for coming to Old Louisville!
      Knowledgeable but long winded
      Jean_D, Jul 2022
      Vey knowledgeable tour guide. Tour went a little long so we missed last few highlights . Recommend you bring plenty of water if day is hot. Limited shade.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thanks for braving the heat and joining us in Old Louisville!
      Not to be missed on a visit to Louisville!
      Leigh_M, Jul 2022
      David was an excellent tour guide. Due to his years of experience leading the tour, he had a wealth of historical information and anecdotal stories that made it a superb experience. We had rain during our tour but it did nothing to dampen his or our enthusiasm. Beautiful homes and gardens. A morning well spent!
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thanks so much for coming out and braving the drizzly weather. It was a pleasure showing you around the neighborhood.
      Memorable
      Ana_C, Jul 2022
      We walked by the most beautiful mansions in Old Louisville. David told us very interesting stories and the history of many of the buildings. It was a good walk in a perfect pace. Even in the rain it was amazing!
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
      Engrossing!
      Joy_B, Jul 2022
      Anyone can see the area is special, and for the curious, the tour was jam-packed with historical information and nuggets of trivia gold. Highly recommend.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thank you! It was our pleasure showing you around the neighborhood!
      Put on your walking shoes and take a step back in time!
      Victoria_L, Jul 2022
      This tour was amazing. You don't have to be an architecture buff to enjoy this tour. The tour is taken at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to take pictures and ask questions. Gabe is the perfect tour guide with loads of stories and facts about each home. The neighborhood and parks are pristine and the residents welcoming and engaging. Even on a hot day, the tree lined streets made this a very enjoyable walk through time!
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      So happy to hear you had a nice time with Gabe! Thanks again for coming to Old Louisville!
      Excellent Walking Tour
      Linda_T, Jul 2022
      Our guide, Angelique, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and her stories brought the neighborhood to life. Highly recommend this tour.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Thanks for coming to Old Louisville and spending time with Angelique!
      Great walking tour of Louisville Historic Mansions
      Jim_T, Jun 2022
      It was great to hear the history and architecture of the beautiful homes that grace the near south side of Louisville. Dave was knowledgeable, interesting, and obviously loved his job. We’ll come again for sure.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      Thanks so much for coming to Old Louisville! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
      Love the Floral Terrace...
      Lisa_E, Jun 2022
      Love the Floral Terrace and the history behind it. We received an unexpected extra 1/2 hour and Angelique was a excellent and knowledgeable tour guide.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      We're happy you enjoyed the time with Angelique in Old Louisville! Thanks for coming!
      Must experience Louisville tour
      Julie_W, Jun 2022
      David is an excellent tour guide. He really went out of the way to accommodate us when there were cross wires with scheduling. He is so knowledgeable of the area and many interesting stories to share.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      Thank you! It was my pleasure showing you around the neighborhood! Come again soon!
      Great Tour of Old Louisville
      RALPH_B, Jun 2022
      We took our tour on 6/18/22 at 3. I cannot remember our guide’s name, but she was very good. She knew so many interesting facts about architecture and the time periods. I highly recommend this tour.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      Thanks so much for coming to Old Louisville!
      Warm morning tour in Old Louisville
      Mark_F, Jun 2022
      The vegetated alleyways bordered by homes. Million Dollar Row. The varied architecture. The pieces of history, including the Tom Cruise high school home.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      Thanks so much for joining us in Old Louisville!
      Great experience and amazing way to know a bit more about Louisville while I’m business.
      Yazmin_Y, Jun 2022
      I was at a conference at Louisville and planned a walking tour, our guide notified us that the tour had to be rescheduled because the guide in charge that day got COVID. We were able to reschedule, David was so accommodating and he personally gave us the tour. We had a great time , he answered all my questions and offered so much inside that made us consider moving to Louisville. The experience and passion for history that David has made this tour incredible. I highly recommend it.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      Thanks so much! It was my pleasure showing you around! We hope you do move to Louisville!
      Old Louisville Walking Tour
      Julie_L, Jun 2022
      Really enjoyed learning about the architecture and stories about Old Louisville. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and provided lots of interesting information.
      Response from Host, Jun 2022
      Thank you! It was a pleasure sharing Old Louisville with you!
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