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Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby

By Louisville Historic Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 1-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Louisville
  • Entry/Admission - The Filson Historical Society


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  • West Ormsby Avenue & South 4th Street, W Ormsby Ave & S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203, USA
    Daytime tours NO LONGER start at Adrienne & Co. donut shop near the corner of Fourth and Oak. Unfortunately, this business has permanently closed its doors due to the current COVID situation. Meet your guide at the brown "Welcome to Old Louisville" sign on the corner. "1300 S. 4th. St." for GPS.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • 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: 246721P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • FYI The starting point is in a transitional area where you might encounter panhandlers, homeless people, and people who don't look like you.
    • Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues
    • MUST BE ABLE TO WALK 90 MINUTES WITHOUT A BATHROOM BREAK!
    • 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 20 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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      Daytime tours NO LONGER start at Adrienne & Co. donut shop near the corner of Fourth and Oak. Unfortunately, this business has permanently closed its doors due to the current COVID situation. Meet your guide at the brown "Welcome to Old Louisville" sign on the corner. "1300 S. 4th. St." for GPS.
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    • Louisville Historic Tours
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      Joined in April 2014
    • Cyndi H
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Walking tour
      Excellent! Great story telling ability. I loved walking around Oldtown Louisville!! Gorgeous architecture and interesting history.
      Written May 21, 2024
    • colleenk210
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
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      It was a very large group- which the tour guide walked fast (we could keep up) but others could’ve. Wish she would have elaborated more information.
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      Very informative, entertaining and fun. Learned about the area from an entertaining tour guide, Quinton. Beautiful homes.
      Written May 18, 2024
    • Totomom
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best of the best
      Excellent guide…very informative and engaging. Her animated delivery kept us spellbound and we didn’t want it to end.
      Written May 12, 2024
    • jennifercN4297GE
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great walk!
      Good stories and history was entertaining. Enjoyed very much. Beautiful weather. Quentin very knowledgeable and well spoken.
      Written May 10, 2024
    • momn840
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice walk around the historic district.
      Angelique was awesome. Very entertaining and knowledgeable. The evening was pleasant and the area felt safe. The coffee house was a nice find as well.
      Written May 2, 2024
    • bpb0530
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great night
      We had a great evening, Quinton was great, very knowledgeable. Stories were intriguing and the scenery and building on the walk were beautiful
      Written May 2, 2024
    • rebeccab3122018
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      April 2024
      Great walk around old town learning the history. Communications leading up to the tour were great. The tour itself went so quickly!
      Written April 20, 2024
    • Akos15cp
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      Entertaining introduction to Louisville
      I attended this tour a few hours after I arrived from the airport. It is a great introduction to Louisville. Angelique was an enthusiastic storyteller of Louisville ghost stories and legends as we strolled through Old Louisville. I appreciated that she sent a text before the tour, encouraging us to park (I was about to take an Uber) and telling us where to meet.
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      Our tour guide was Anglelica(spelling?); she was awesome, such a great storyteller with a great voice! A wonderful walking tour that was both history combined with ghost stories. We stayed in a B&B in the neighborhood, so this made it even more personalized experience for us.
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      Fun tour!
      Excellent mix of history and spooky stories with a bit of true crime! Not too gruesome for my teenagers and a good walking pace. Quinton is an awesome guide.
      Written March 31, 2024
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      Our guide was fantastic. Loved the tour - great stories from very scary to heartwarming to bone chilling. Very much enjoyed learning the history of the area on this tour.
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      The stories and tour were great, my kids extremely enjoyed it. The fact that it was at night made it even better. The one thing that would have made it better is to go in at least one of the homes. Our guide Quinton was also great and very knowledgeable, I would just recommend slowing down a little while telling the stories.
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      Great tour guide who was well informed and a masterful storyteller. Everyone in our family enjoyed it. Lots of history and scary stories
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    The tour was a fun and casual experience. Our tour guide, David, was not only informative, but also passionate about the history and architecture of the city. He even stopped the tour for a few minutes to let my girlfriend take a moment to sit when she wasn't feeling well. It would be great if a longer tour was an option to see more of old Louisville and hear more about the city's history, but as it is, the tour was well worth the money.
    Written October 29, 2020
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    Thanks for coming! It was a pleasure having you on both tours! Come back soon!
    Written October 29, 2020
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    Mamiford
    Chicago
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020
    David Domine is super knowledgeable and has a flair for detail and storytelling. Makes sense, as he's written books about Louisville and has another coming out soon. Sometimes it takes a person raised elsewhere (in his case, Wisconsin) to approach a town with fresh eyes. He's now been living and breathing and researching the city for over 20 years, and he will energetically geek out with you and your group about everything from architecture to historical, literary, and cultural figures who lived there to property taxes to ghost stories. Do not miss this. Louisville is fortunate to have him as an adopted son.
    Written October 15, 2020
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    Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    Written October 16, 2020
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    We had an amazing time with Debra! She walked us through the historic neighborhood and gave us detailed descriptions and stories of the houses and alleys . It was truly magical - we highly recommend it! My husband told me later that day how much we would have missed about the city's history if we had not taken this tour.

    Especially during the pandemic times, it is an appropriate activity for Louisville visitors (we had a small group, we were outside all the time and everyone had masks).
    Written August 16, 2020
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    We're so glad you enjoyed the time with Debra in Old Louisville! Safe travel travels!
    Written August 17, 2020
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Solo
    My walking tour with owner/operator David was the best thing I did in my short stay in Louisville. David’s tour was fun and friendly, I learned a lot about the history of the city and some funny “insider” stories about some of the beautiful houses in the historic district. I will definitely recommend his tours to friends and plan to do another on my next trip to Louisville.
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    Might
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely the best time to come I have found is during the winter. These houses are just lit up beyond belief. Angelique really took her time to answer any questions but also Made sure to keep the group moving along to keep us warm on the chilly night. Ghost or no ghost this is the tour to go on -it's not spooky at all- until she whips out photos and stories of documented and personal accounts of these haunted mansions These buildings are phenomenal and have so much history behind them. Everything from prohibition, worlds fair, women's suffrage, murders, storms, fires, affairs of the heart and current events as well has made this fishbowl of Old Louisville surely how soap operas got started. Great job folks. I bought Davids book on the area and it's a an easy read as well. Cannot wait to read them all and come back for the architectural day tour when I can walk better. Speaking of which There is some walking but there's also places you can kind of sit down for a little bit. Make sure you go to
    the restroom before or it'll be a long wait. Also trip advisor might say it's full when it's not so try to call the number on their site if you can't get in. And make sure it's the one that is recommended by the New York Times.
    Written November 28, 2021
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    Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your evening haunted history walk with Angelique!
    Written November 29, 2021
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    Lindsey J
    Hendersonville, TN
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020
    My husband and I really loved this tour! We were visiting Louisville for the weekend and wanted to get a better idea of what the city was like. David was an incredible guide who had so much knowledge of the architecture and history of the 45 blocks of Old Louisville. Because this area isn’t in the main tourist spots, you would never know it’s here - and that’s such a shame because it’s gorgeous and SO charming! You learn so much about the roots of the city, and even get to hear some fun witch and ghost stories. We had a great time and it was our favorite activity we did while there!
    Written September 15, 2020
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    Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed Old Louisville!
    Written September 16, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020 • Couples
    David is an amazing guide. So knowledgeable about the history and architecture of Old Louisville. You don’t want to miss any of his tours! We’re Louisville natives and have even lived in Old Louisville, but learned so many things we didn’t know about the people and buildings. Will walk through it now with new eyes!
    Written June 10, 2020
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    Thanks so much for joining us in Old Louisville, Amanda! Look forward to seeing you soon.
    Written June 11, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    kysuze
    Louisville, KY
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    David Domine's Architectural tours truly are like a trip back in time. You will feel transported and you will meet virtually all the many people of the past who inhabited these beautiful old houses. You will leave, feeling connected to them and to the neighborhood, which is unique and magical. Then after an Architectural tour, return in the evening for a Ghost tour. The Ghost tours are so much fun, and are a great way to celebrate the month of October especially. David's descriptions will have you seeing the ghosts, and you will never forget them...Suzanne Hurst, Old Louisville resident since 1995.
    Written April 28, 2020
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    Thanks! Look forward to seeing you soon again in Old Louisville!
    Written April 30, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    suezq1013
    Brooklyn, NY
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Friends
    David’s tour was an excellent way to spend some time learning about old Louisville. From millionaires row to Belgravia court, david told very entertaining stories that really brought the neighborhood to life! We spent most of our time in the downtown area and this was a lovely change of venue. Also David’s recommendations were on point! After our tour we went to some of the places he recommended and we had a great day!
    Written July 21, 2021
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    So glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks again for coming to Old Louisville!
    Written July 21, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jim J
    Culpeper, VA
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021 • Couples
    David gave a great tour of Old Louisville and took us to places we wouldn't find on our own. He gave us a lot of interesting and fun history, with some of it reminding us of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!"

    He showed us examples of the various styles of Victorian-era houses and some background on the people who built them and their contributions to the development of the city. It was fun hearing about the "Witches' Tree" and the tornado that struck the town soon after the tree was cut down to be fashioned into a maypole.

    We didn't know that one name for Louisville was "Glitter Ball City" because the glitter ball originated here and Louisville once built most of them, including the ones, for example, at Studio 54.

    We would have enjoyed spending more time with David and in Louisville. We had our (well-behaved) dog with us and it was nice to be able to have her along on the tour; David was very nice to her.

    In terms of the mechanics of the tour, David texted us instructions on where to park and meet and where to catch up with the group if we were running late, and that made things a lot easier.

    By the way, David Dominé is an established author and has a new book coming out 10/5/2021 based on some of the things that happened in a particular house in Old Louisville: "A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City." We've pre-ordered it in hardcover.

    If you like seeing historic homes, learning history, and a good walk besides, this tour is recommended!
    Written September 12, 2021
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    Thanks so much for such a thorough and helpful review! It was my pleasure showing you around Old Louisville!
    Written September 13, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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