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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 #2 of 61 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old...
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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12/4/2011
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This home is a gem that has been loved and polished for more than a century. Our guide, Beth Conrad, shared personal family stories with us as she led us through every hallway and into each remarkable room. Her inside information and willingness to answer every question made this a very rich experience. We especially appreciated our guide's explanation of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a family owned home, with descendants making the period come alive. Great place to go if you are an inventor, for the upstairs museum. Fascinating details you don't get in history class. This period will come alive for you (1875-1930) for the old part of Louisville. Deaf people will be interested in one of the lady lip readers... More 

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Camby, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Conrad-Caldwell tour was one of the very best we've taken. It is run by sisters who are direct descendants of the Caldwell family. The inside family stories and their knowledge of the mansion was very much appreciated. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Louisville area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The house is impecably preserved. The tour guide - a member of the Caldwell family - is lovely, showing us every inch of the house. We would recommend a visit during the holiday season, as the house is beatifully decorated with victorian ornaments.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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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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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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
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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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