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Louisville Historic Tours

Louisville, KY, USA
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About Louisville Historic Tours
As recommended by The New York Times, this tour is the best way to discover America's Grandest Victorian Neighborhood. Seven days a week from March 15-November (and select off-season dates) we highlight the eye-popping architecture and fascinating history in one of the country's largest historic districts, Old Louisville. In the late 1880s, as the famous Southern Exposition drew hundreds of thousands of visitors to Kentucky's largest city, bourbon barons, racetrack royalty, and titans of tobacco constructed impressive Gilded Age residences. They left a visual legacy of stone and brick mansions and townhomes that run the gamut of Victorian architectural splendor. Italianate, Richardsonian Romanesque, Châteauesque, Queen Anne, Renaissance Revival, Georgian—these are just some of the styles scattered over 40-square blocks just a mile from downtown Louisville. Daytime tours focus on architecture; evening walks highlight haunted history and legends. Since 2004, we are the ORIGINAL. 90 min.
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Cuadratic wrote a review Yesterday
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The guide was familiar with everything in the stories and was excited to share all of it. It really did feel like a personal tour with the level of detail she would go into, and the personal bits she would include. Even if you don’t subscribe to the supernatural element, the true crime aspect is wild in its own right, and the architecture was nice to see even if it was haunted or cursed.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from David D, Owner at Louisville Historic Tours
Responded yesterday
Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville with us!
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Therese W wrote a review Aug 17
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Not scary at all, my 12 year old enjoyed the mention of a True Crime episode and a reference to Coraline. I enjoyed the beautiful architecture. Angelique was very nice and engaging.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from David D, Owner at Louisville Historic Tours
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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville with Angelique!
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Annette wrote a review Aug 15
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The tour took 30 min longer than described, but I liked it a lot. Angelique, our tour guide, was great and very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from David D, Owner at Louisville Historic Tours
Responded 3 days ago
So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Angelique in Old Louisville! Come back soon.
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Jessica T wrote a review Aug 7
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A great experience! Well worth the money. The area of old Lou has so much history which was nicely woven into the ghost stories. Lovely old homes dating back to the 1870s. Beautiful gas laterns and lawns. You can tell the area is coming back to life and folks are working to restore the historic homes. My only complaint would be if the tour guide could provide mini flashlights that could be used during the tour. It was hard to see even with the light on my phone and the uneven brick made the walk tricky.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from David D, Owner at Louisville Historic Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for the nice review and the valuable feedback!
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Melissa C wrote a review Aug 7
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Seeing the historic homes and learning about the history behind them, especially the stories behind the hauntings of each. Angelique was a great guide!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from David D, Owner at Louisville Historic Tours
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Thanks so much for joining Angelique in Old Louisville! Come back soon!
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