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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!
      Reviews
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      313 reviews
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      Leisurely walking tour
      Katherine_T, Sep 2022
      We really enjoyed our walking tour with Gabe. We learned about the origins of the neighborhood and some of the families that lived there as well as the types of architecture.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thank you for coming to Old Louisville and spending time with Gabe!
      Lovely experience
      Megan_M, Sep 2022
      Gabe was a great tour guide and I got to see and experience Louisville’s history through its architecture.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      So glad you came to Old Louisville and enjoyed your time with Gabe! Thank you!
      Best way to see the hidden gems of Old Louisville.
      Robert_D, Sep 2022
      WE enjoyed seeing the little hidden gardens and walkways of the homes that we would never have seen on our own. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable, tailoring parts to what were of interest to us.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks for coming to Old Louisville! So glad you had a good time!
      Definitely worth the time
      Jennifer_F, Sep 2022
      Gabe did a great job at showing us the parts of Old Louisville we would have never found on our own. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We had a great time!
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks so much for the nice words about Gabe. We're glad you found us in Old Louisville!
      Exploring Old Louisville History and Arcitecture
      Mary_L, Sep 2022
      The guide, Gabe, was extremely interesting to listen to. The small group was a plus because you can ask questions and didn’t get “lost” in a large group.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thank you very much! We're happy you enjoyed your time with Gabe!
      Great tour of Old Louisville
      Mary_H, Sep 2022
      Gave was very knowledgeable and friendly. If you love architecture, you will love this tour. The pace is good. Walk is a little uneven because of the old sidewalks.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      We're glad you came to Old Louisville and enjoyed your time with Gabe!
      David was a great tour...
      Elsie_S, Sep 2022
      David was a great tour guide and the neighborhood is awesome! He shared great stories and has deep knowledge
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thank you! I had a wonderful time showing you around Old Louisville!
      A walk through history
      Fiona_S, Sep 2022
      Enjoyed the walk through history with a knowledgeable guide . The range of architecture was brilliant and loved the park and squirrels
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us in Old Louisville. Safe travels and come back soon!
      Very informative. Good...
      Michelle_S, Sep 2022
      Very informative. Good mix of architecture, history and stories. David was fantastic. We enjoyed this very much.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks so much! It was a pleasure showing you around the neighborhood!
      Great walking tour of old Louisville
      Lee_N, Sep 2022
      The tour was comprehensive, and very informative. Our guide was great. She lives in the area, and clearly has a lot of knowledge and passion about the history of this interesting part of Louisville. Enjoyed the tour a lot.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks so much! We're glad you found us in Old Louisville!
      Very informative
      Joseph_L, Sep 2022
      The tour was very informative and the mansions are beautiful. My tour guide was very pleasant and personable. Be prepared to walk a mile or so
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      We're glad you enjoyed us in Old Louisville! Thanks for the nice review!
      Pleasant and engaging historical tour
      Keith_B, Sep 2022
      The tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and responsive to questions. The content was presented in right-sized chunks, neither too long nor too superficial. The amount of walking was just right for the amount of time--pleasant exercise, but likely not strenuous for anyone. And notably, the tour stayed close to historical accuracy, with little or no attention to folklore or supposition (except when indicated as such).
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks for such an excellent--and astute--review! It was our pleasure having you join us in Old Louisville!
      Great Architectural look at old Louisville
      Mark_R, Sep 2022
      Fascinating homes were viewed and the interesting stories behind how the communities they were in evolved were presented. Very good historical look at the homes and architecture of Louisville. Presenter was very personable and knowledgeable.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thank you! We happy to her you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
      Outstanding tour
      suzanne_h, Aug 2022
      Our guide was outstanding. She was so knowledgeable, kept a good pace and kept everyone's attention.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      It was our pleasure showing you around Old Louisville! Thanks for coming!
      We enjoyed the stories...
      Candace_L, Aug 2022
      We enjoyed the stories about each place we stopped. Loved the history of the witches' tree. Also loved the little garden streets like Floral Way (I believe it was Floral Way).
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
      A must-do!
      Rachel_Z, Aug 2022
      You truly get a sense of Louisville’s history and how it became the wonderful city it is today. A must-do when in Louisville, you’ll learn things you never would have known otherwise.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thank you so much! It was a pleasure for us to show you around Old Louisville!
      Gabe was very...
      Nicole_F, Aug 2022
      Gabe was very knowledgeable about the history of Old Louisville and gave great details about weather district.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your time with Gabe in Old Louisville!
      Great tour
      Karl_W, Aug 2022
      Learning the history pf srea and seeing all designs of houses.the gentleman who ran tour was very knowledge
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thanks for coming to Old Louisville! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!
      A walk in time
      Teri_B, Aug 2022
      Gabe was the best! So knowledgeable. He kept it interesting. Old Louisville has a lot to offer, loved the different architecture and stories. He allowed time for questions and pictures.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thanks for joining Gabe on our history and architecture tour! Come back soon!
      Very worthwhile
      aminachaudhri, Aug 2022
      Greg, our guide, was a wealth of information and delivered it with confidence and gentle humor. The trip was just the right pace and length. Highly recommended.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Thanks so much! Glad to hear you had a nice time in Old Louisville!
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