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Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

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Neighborhood: Old Louisville
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Address: 1402 St. James Court, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone Number: +1 502-636-5023
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Description: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located...
The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court. It is a showcase of early 1900's lifestyle and craftsmanship-a beautiful and hospitable setting for weddings, special events, and meetings. The House offers tours Wednesday through Friday and on Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm and on Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Also by appointment. Adults-$10 Seniors-$6 Students-$4 Children under the age of 8 are free. We also offer other various discounts. Our tours last just over an hour as the trained docent guide takes groups on a walking, informative tour of the home's 3 floors set up with original family pieces circa 1908. The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is has recently launched a Capital Campaign to raise funds for restoration work on the mansion. Donations are greatly appreciated as this is a 501(c)3 non-profit. More information can be found by visiting our website. Thank you for your interest in the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum!
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Wonderful afternoon tour

We visited this home after hearing many wonderful things about it and it is all true. The wood work is the finest I have ever seen and it has been carefully kept since becoming a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited this home after hearing many wonderful things about it and it is all true. The wood work is the finest I have ever seen and it has been carefully kept since becoming a museum. There might be little things here and there that might need some tending to, but what doesn't? This is a beautiful home and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you can manage, plan your visit when one of the Caldwell daughters is giving the tour. The personal anecdotes and personal connection to many of the personal items on exhibit take on special meaning with her experience in this home. The interior appointments are exceptional with fine detail in excellent condition. Well worth the time and money to see... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum tour is an informative, docent-led tour of a beautiful circa 1895 home in Old Louisville. It was built on the site of the the 1893 Louisville Exposition and right next to beautiful Central Park. Our tour guide, Mitch, was friendly and informative, not only about the house itself, but also the history of Louisville. The house... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My mother and I visited the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on January 17, 2015. Our docent was knowledgeable not only about the house but about the general history of Old Louisville which was really great as this was our first trip to the area. The tour was detailed and so worth the time. The architecture and woodwork is amazing. The authentic... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a beautiful well preserved gem that shows what upper class life was like in the early 20th century. The docent was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house and the two families that had owned it. The amazingly crafted woodwork is very well preserved and is something that you will not find in a modern home. If... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had been to Old Louisville with friends a few years ago and stayed at a bed and breakfast nearby this castle. We went on several walking tours at the time and we passed by the Conrad-Caldwell House (castle). We didn't have time to tour that day, but I have returned for business reasons to Louisville. I had some time... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum on the 2014 Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour. It was the highlight of the day for me. The home eloquently tells the story of a time gone by. The restoration done to the building is impressive. The collection of antiques gives more detail to the 1900's time period. We will certainly go back again... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I absolutely loved everything about this tour. The lady who did the your was the great grand daughter of the owner. The tour was so interesting and I loved the house. I would love to go back when the other sister is doing the tour and get her perspective. Maybe when I have an out of town visitor. I thought... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our first visit to this castle was a real treat. The guide was a decendent of the last private owners and had lot's of first hand info to add during the tour. House itself is a gem with lots of woodwork; and a bit unusual for a house like this is the use of many kinds of woods and not... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The house was old and I am not really sure why it became a museum other than the age of the property. I would assume that because there was not a whole lot to see in Louisville so attractions like this pops up

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Conrad C, Manager at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you feel this way about our site and your visit. We hope that the families' stories and attention to detail in this home will wow Victorian home enthusiasts and impress even reluctant museumgoers. We believe this home is a special gem that highlights one of the many wonderful parts of Louisville's vibrant history.... More 

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