We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Redo Search in Map
See more hotels in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1402 St. James Court, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone Number: +1 502-636-5023
Website
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 one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture and was the masterpiece of famed local architect Arthur Loomis of Clarke & Loomis. Surrounded by a beautiful courtyard neighborhood at the center of the largest collection of Victorian Homes in the US, "Conrad's Castle" featured all the latest innovations of its day, including interior plumbing and electric lighting. Known for its beautiful woodwork and parquet floors, this massive Bedford limestone home, covered with gargoyles, beautiful archways, and elaborate stone designs, incorporated 7 types of hardwoods and magnificent stained glass windows in the interior design, making it one of the most stunning homes in Old Louisville. The Museum has been lovingly restored to the Edwardian Age, housing a massive collection of period items including many original pieces, and stands as a testament to the abundant lifestyle of the owners, two of Louisville's most prominent businessmen and entrepreneurs, Theophile Conrad and William E. Caldwell. Step back in time as you learn more about the era, the neighborhood, and the families who lived here. **The House offers tours Wednesday through Friday and on Sundays at 1 pm and 3 pm and on Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. For security reasons we do not offer self-guided tours, we only offer guided tours at the stated times. Tour availability is on a first come, first serve basis, we do not take reservations for groups of less than 10 people. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the door 30 minutes prior to each tour. Advanced reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.Ticket costs are Adults-$10 Seniors-$6 Students-$4 Children under the age of 5 are free. ***On the 3rd Thursday of every month the museum also offers extended tour times at 5pm & 7pm for our 3rd Thursday Twilight Tours. Our tours last between 60-90 minutes as our trained tour guides take guests back in time through this informative tour of the home's 3 floors set up with original family pieces circa 1908. Donations are greatly appreciated as this is a 501(c)3 non-profit. More information on the museum and our special events can be found by visiting our website. Thank you for your interest in the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 120 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Beautiful and intriguing outside and inside

I was very much intrigued by this castle, which is gorgeous architecturally from the outside. Inside is just as mesmerizing with all the history and antiques still intact in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Patty L
,
Nashville, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
429 reviews 429 reviews
136 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was very much intrigued by this castle, which is gorgeous architecturally from the outside. Inside is just as mesmerizing with all the history and antiques still intact in the house after decades. The great-granddaughter descendent was our tour guide and had much knowledge of the history of the castle, it's furnishings, and the area in general. I highly recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have to say it was a very beautiful home...the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the house and the City of Louisville. Wish I could have looked around by myself just a little. They had on the 3rd floor a lot of newspaper articles and didn't have much time to read them. A very beautiful home.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a free afternoon and the price was right ($10 for adults, $4 for kids). The house is beautiful and so much history. I was with one other adult and 3 11 year old girls. Everyone enjoyed the tour. The house was very warm so be prepared to have cold water or a drink with you (not sure if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The CCH is a landmark of Old Louisville, one of America's great Victorian neighborhoods. It is featured in textbooks as the perfect example of a "Richardsonian Romanesque" home and definitely retains its 19th Century feel. It apparently retains more than that, since the spirit of Mr. Conrad, the original owner, has been rumored to shoo unwelcome interlopers from his beloved... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great value and an intimate look into the lives of the wealthy early last century. The tour guide was generous with information and it was a real delight to listen to her stories.Coupled with a walk through the area its a great way to spend a morning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The house was simply beautiful! The tour guide, Barb made the tour exceptionally great and it doesn't hurt that she was a descendant and told personal family stories about the house. This is a wonderful place for mothers and daughters to visit together! I actually came with a friend but want to come back to visit with my daughter and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thornton, Colorado
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Worth the $10. Amazing house to walk through with informative tour. Our guide was related to the previous owners, which made the tour even better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winfield, Missouri
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We've been on a lot of house tours, but this one is at the top of list. Our guide, Barb, a decendent of the Caldwell's, was friendly and very knowledgeable. She kept us enthralled with the history of the house and the family and made us feel like guests in the home. The time just flew by. The woodwork details... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took a tour of this amazing home while visiting Louisville recently. We had a great time! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the home and the surrounding area. The interior of the house, with so much history, draws you in to that bygone era where fancy dresses and top hats were in style. The woodwork on the grand... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Neosho, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved it, loved it loved it.. Tour was excellent and mansion was amazing.. Tour guide was excellent and very well informed.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) also viewed

 

Been to Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?