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Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

Address: 1402 St. James Court, Louisville, KY 40208 (Old Louisville)
Phone Number: +1 502-636-5023
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Ranked #5 of 60 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

During the first week of October, at the annual St. James Art Show in Louisville, I had the pleasure of volunteering as a tour guide for the Conrad-Caldwell house on St. James Court. On Day One, I was stationed in the Billiards Room on the third floor where I enjoyed the questions of tourists and meeting new people. During one... More

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Batesville, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I came to Louisville specifically to tour the St. James Court area. The homes are just beautiful, however the Conrad – Caldwell house was the star attraction. We were given a personal tour by Barb, an ancestor of one of the owners who once occupied the house. The house is grand and absolutely beautiful. But Barb's stories... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was attending a class at U of L and would go on runs/walks in the area. I would run by all the beautiful houses in the area and thought it would be nice to be able to see one inside. This was a perfect opportunity. The home is magnificent and the tour guide was the great-granddaughter of the Caldwell's... More

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've passed by the Conrad-Caldwell house so many times in my life, and never stopped in. Finally, being at UofL and so close, one of my friends insisted we go. I was really surprised by how enjoyable the tour was! It's not only historical and educational, that's a museum for ya, but it was so much more. The tour guide... More

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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50 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located in the largest collection of Victorian period homes in downtown Louisville, KY, this home has a large collection of the original owners personal possessions. Frequently, local historians have book signings and speeches there to educate on the local history. The area has many restored 'painted lady's.' A beautiful fountain is on the court, and this area is the location... More

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North Logan, Utah
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are at all interested in visiting old houses, this is a MUST SEE. The woodwork is absolutely phenomenal--the parquet floors were the most fascinating to me. My tour guide was one of William E. Caldwell's great-granddaughters--she really brought the past to life with personal stories of some of the house's occupants and furnishings. She was very knowledgeable and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Like other reviewers, we had the family member also who was excellent and shared many family stories. We got to see unfinished attic rooms filled with old antiques that need refurbishing, etc. the house was a testament to woodworking craftsmen, who I believe she said were German craftsmen. The 14 fireplaces were awesome and the parquet floors also. We spent... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Finally got to visit and enjoyed every moment! Striking home in one of the city's loveliest, most historic areas. Breathtaking craftsmanship, well-presented ties to local history, and boatloads of Edwardian charm. So glad I visited and I hope to go again soon!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our tour guide was the great-granddaughter of the second owners of the house - the Caldwells. She was an incredible guide. -- In addition to being very knowledgeable about the house, she also related personal stories about the home and the owners that she had learned from her grandparents and her great-aunt. The house itself is awesome!! The outside reminded... More

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Riverside, California
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well worth the time to make a visit. Interestingly, the entire neighborhood is full of old mansions, Lots of photo opportunities.

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