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Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
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Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour

By Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center
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Ages 5-100, max of 25 per group
Duration: 1h
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  • Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour Booklet: 48-page Color Brochure


Departure details
  • Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center, 1340 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA We are a white building with a red terra-cotta roof inside Central Park. Parking is available on the surrounding streets and you walk into the park to meet us. We take your safety and comfort seriously. The Visitors Center provides a clean restroom and is located next to a police substation.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 159180P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour?
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Which company provides Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour?
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Historic Old Louisville Neighborhood & Visitors Center
    1340 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
    We are a white building with a red terra-cotta roof inside Central Park. Parking is available on the surrounding streets and you walk into the park to meet us. We take your safety and comfort seriously. The Visitors Center provides a clean restroom and is located next to a police substation.
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    1340 S 4th St
    Stop: 60 minutes
    We are a white building with a red terra-cotta roof inside Central Park. We take your safety and comfort seriously. The Visitors Center provides a clean restroom. The Visitors Center is located next to a police substation. The Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour showcases the nation's largest Victorian Mansion district.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Joe B
Joe B
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Glorious old mansions in Old Louisville are a must to see.
After a year’s absence due to Covid The Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour is back. We look forward to seeing these b
jenniferw351726
jenniferw351726
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A great way to learn the local history of downtown Louisville!
Guide was great - super knowledgeable about architectural styles and home origins. Our group was small so she was e
AndreaUbok
AndreaUbok
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St. James Court Art Show
The first weekend in October is the tremendous crafts & art show. There were at least 650 craftsmen from the area
wandergenie
wandergenie
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Nice neighborhood walking tours!
You can take a nice tour of the area from the visitor's center. It was probably 6 blocks total. I appreciated the d
71kristieb
71kristieb
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Old Historic Louisville
Amazing! Best of the best in the country. Nothing like it. Absolutely worth going. We did the annual Christmas home
LHoffman1978
LHoffman1978
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Some amazing homes!
You start with the castle which is amazing and see a variety, from over the top magnificent collections to simple b
Jekela
Jekela
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Great Tour and Info
I love history and home tours. This one was so much fun. We covered several blocks of historic Old Louisville and s
L H
L H
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Visitor center disappointing
The Old Louisville Visitor Center is located in Central Park with parking on neighborhood streets and short walk t
mimidonaldson1970
mimidonaldson1970
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nice tour with lots of beautiful houses
you have to check out old louisville if you make it to kentucky. this area is chock full of victorian mansions. our
agehr1221
agehr1221
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Loved this tour!
My mom and I (a grown woman) came down to Louisville for a girls weekend and are big fans of history and architectu
julie1003
julie1003
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Just walk around....
An amazing area of well kept historic homes that just take your breath away. It is so beautiful and worth your tim
ltdburnett
ltdburnett
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Great historical homes
We took the afternoon historical homes tour which starts from the park. The guide was very good and we got a great
Jared L
Jared L
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The true, the bad, and the ugly
It is a beautiful neighborhood, latent with crime. If you leave your car unlocked for a few minutes, or, God Forbid
Sherry G
Sherry G
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Drive through these streets
This older neighborhood is truly beautiful. Drive through slowly and gander at the amazing homes and small yards.
tessamum
tessamum
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Wonderful old houses
Visiting here during our road trip we were pleasantly surprised to walk around the historic district and found exce
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Stasia L
Tampa, United States17 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Our guide Erica was wonderful. She did an excellent job of engaging us with the history of the homes and exuded her excitement of the architectural details that we would have missed. A great tour to see sites of Old Lou most visitors to the area would miss. I would take the tour again next time I visit.
Written May 27, 2022
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WSFL
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Old Louisville features the largest contiguous collection of Victorian residential architecture in the nation. And there is no better way to experience this collection of historic homes than via the Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour.

My guide was both personable and very knowledgeable. She was able to provide interesting background regarding virtually every property we passed along our walk. Further, as a first-time Louisville visitor, my guide provided important background which helped provide context to not only the area's architecture, but also the city's historic development.

Whether you’re a visitor or a Louisville resident, the Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour is an enjoyable way of spending a few hours in River City.

Written July 28, 2021
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Charlie
Clear Spring, MD3 contributions
The tour was wonderful. Erica, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the different types of architecture. There is also a commercial tour, but I would recommend this over that one as it is cheaper, probably better, and the money goes to the historical association. The tour lasted an hour and a half even though it said an hour, so a bonus 30 minutes. I highly recommend it.
Written May 21, 2022
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Linda B
Cincinnati, OH6 contributions
The Victorian house tour was the highlight of our visit to Louisville. Erica was our guide, her knowledge of the homes was incredible. Not only is she smart but also funny and very charismatic. We would highly recommend this to anyone interested in the history of older homes and their architecture.
Written August 9, 2022
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oldlouisville
Thank you! We are thrilled you took the time to visit our beautiful historic preservation district. We agree that Erika is a phenomenal tour guide.
Written August 10, 2022
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Mark S
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was an impressive tour that exceeded expectations. The Old Louisville area is beautiful with grand homes of the late 1800’s. We had a nice walk shaded by mature trees. Our tour guide was extremely well informed, knowing so much about the original owners and stylistic architecture of each home. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Written August 13, 2022
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oldlouisville
Thank you for joining us on the guided walking tour. We agree with you that Erika is a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Glad you visited Old Louisville!
Written March 7, 2023
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Pete P
Salisbury, NC328 contributions
Jul 2021
This personal and engaging tour comes with a 50-page guide book with maps and photos. The area you are in was the 1883-1887 Southern Exposition. The houses come is a wide variety of styles but the surprise of the tour is the elegant St. James Court and the equally elegant Belgravia Court. The houses here face a gardened esplanade with sidewalks. It is one of the loveliest "developments" one will ever see. Our tour guide was excellent; a one hour tour became two. Be aware: This is NOT the Louisville Visitor Center. This hard to find place is IN Central Park. Don't rely on GPS. The tour begins at a building near the tennis courts.
Written August 4, 2021
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Tom S
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and was able to share that knowledge with such a sweet demeanor that we fell in love with her. The stories she shared made a beautiful walk so much more memorable. You will enjoy the experience.
Written October 28, 2022
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oldlouisville
Thank you for joining our guided walking tour. We couldn't agree more, Erika, is a phenomenal tour guide!
Written March 7, 2023
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tinarobdesign
severna park,md16 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
What a great tour!! Old Louisville is such a lovely neighborhood and the houses are simply gorgeous! Our tour guide was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable about the homes we saw. Each house had a story and unique features that were fun to learn about. If you love old houses and architecture you will enjoy this tour!!
Written May 12, 2023
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oldlouisville
We are so happy you enjoyed the Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour! It is an amazing architectural preservation district and we are so glad to share it with you.
Written May 13, 2023
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Nephtwim R
Germantown, TN3 contributions
Mar 2020
Our tour guide was Kelley. She was fantastic. She was funny, extremely knowledgeable, and friendly. She engaged the group in a way that made you want to ask more questions. The route was perfect and the story of Old Louisville is fascinating. Do yourself a favor and go on this tour.
Written March 6, 2020
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Pam W
10 contributions
Feb 2023
Excellent tour. Easy walking tour of old Louisville. Gives you a glimpse of what life looked like back in its early years. Learned about the history of Louisville and about the world fair (exposition) held there. Never knew that. The tour guide, I believe Erica, was fantastic. She, like me, is from Georgia. It was a solo tour with just she and I but I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, seeing the beautiful historic homes, and learning some of the history of the area. I went at the end of February so missed the fountain working, the Christmas decor, and the blooming trees but I can imagine how wonderful this tour would be in the spring, fall, or at Christmas time. Highly recommend you take an hour or so to go on this tour!!
Written March 5, 2023
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oldlouisville
Thank you for going on the guided walking tour with Erika. We are so happy you had a wonderful experience!
Written March 7, 2023
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