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

By Old Louisville
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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Ages 1-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
German, English, Spanish


  • Certified Guide
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - The Filson Historical Society


Departure details
  • Louisville Historic Tours - Recommended by The New York Times!, Corner South 4th Street &, W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 246721P2

  • 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
  • FYI The starting point is in a transitional area where you might encounter panhandlers, homeless people, and people who don't look like you.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WALK 90 MINUTES WITHOUT A BATHROOM BREAK!
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues
  • 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

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

A note from Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
  • In keeping with local and CDC guidelines, we are keeping group sizes small and enforcing proper social distancing as we walk through the neighborhood. This guided walk meets outside and remains outside the entire duration of the tour, however we encourage participants to wear face masks.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby price starts from ₱1,358.55. Discover and book Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby on Tripadvisor
What is the Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby cancellation policy?
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby?
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby is hosted by Old Louisville. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Old Louisville on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 246721P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Louisville Historic Tours - Recommended by The New York Times!
    Corner South 4th Street &, W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, 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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Louisville
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Witches' Tree
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Louisville
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Filson Historical Society
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Central Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Bruno1209
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Very Interesting!
Jamie was very knowledgeable about Old Louisville. She was able to capitate her audience with her storytelling abil
David-DeLane-2525
David-DeLane-2525
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Totally worth it!
Fantastic Tour. We absolutely loved our guide’s personal connection to the neighborhood and spooky history! Recomme
Michael T
Michael T
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Great tour! Take it if you have the opportunity!
Loved the tour, just a great overall summary of a beautiful neighborhood! Great info and an even better tour guide!
194billp194
194billp194
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Loved this tour.
We ejoyed this tour and history of the Historic Louisville Homes. Knowledgeable tour guide and author of a series o
JThomas900
JThomas900
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Great experience!!
Angelique our storyteller did a great job telling us the history. Informative, funny entertaining. The kids and I
L880KWdebrah
L880KWdebrah
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Missed our tour
We were not able to make our tour because of ridiculously heavy and stopped traffic for miles on end coming from At
AC0921
AC0921
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Not for us, maybe for you!
If you want to walk and listen to stories it’s for you. We bounced after the second stop. I’m not a second grader i
kmac131313
kmac131313
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Ghost tour
Excellent tour and loved listening to the stories. Definitely a must do. We went a few days before Halloween and
442breannac
442breannac
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Amazing
Hands down the best ghost tour around! David was full of interesting experiences and facts about this spooky neighb
Roving06266633882
Roving06266633882
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Interesting tales,beautiful architecture,
Lovely stroll through this historic district. Intriguing stories, was wowed by the volume of beautiful homes. Gu
Happiness35594157847
Happiness35594157847
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Fun evening
Beautiful architecture, really cool stories, fun guide! Great neighborhood to walk through and get a feel for; nice
Richard Z
Richard Z
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Easy fun walk.
Very informative and interesting. The guide relayed many historical facts as we visited various houses. Many storie
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Awesome tour!
We loved our evening ghost tour with David and Angelique! They shared the perfect mix of information and lore in a
Al M
Al M
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Murder, Witchcraft and Loneliness
Our tour guide, David, was great. He told the stories masterfully and gave details that made our tour authentic and
BrittanyRivera-1031
BrittanyRivera-1031
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Great history and haunting tour!
We had such a great experience on our tour! David is so knowledgeable about the history and hauntings of Louisville
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Lindsey J
Hendersonville, TN21 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
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 14 September 2020
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Thanks so much for coming to Old Louisville! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 22 September 2020
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Cliffy28
Milwaukee, WI49 contributions
Jun 2021
I had a total geek out when I discovered that a favorite author of mine was actually the tour guide. I think I pulled myself together pretty well and didn't embarrass my teens too much. David Dominae took us on an absolutely enchanting walk through a world of gorgeous mansions, shady garden squares, antique gas lights, and charming brick walkways. Our guide did a fantastic job of mixing architecture, botany, history, and storytelling into a 90-minute trip back in time. Truly offered a delightful glimpse into the golden age of Old Louisville. Even shared a few ghost stories and legends to keep my teenagers' interest perked. I brought my parents on the tour as well, and all age groups agreed that this was a favorite part of our trip. I'm still daydreaming about St. James Court. Hauntingly beautiful.
Written 7 July 2021
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David D
Thanks so much! It was a pleasure showing you all around the neighborhood - come back soon!
Written 8 July 2021
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Brandon S
Glen Rock, NJ7 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Debra’s tour of Old Louisville was excellent. She showed us around the historical parts of Louisville and brought us to some of the amazing houses and tucked away gardens along the way. She knows this area inside and out and tells a great, socially conscious narrative.
Written 3 July 2020
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David D
So glad you enjoyed your walking tour with Debra! We look forward to seeing you again soon in Old Louisville!
Written 4 July 2020
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George H
United States109 contributions
May 2022
While this is a large collection of homes from the late 1800 / early 1900 era, at least a quarter of them were in very poor condition. Our guide did a great job of relating the history of many homes, so in that sense it was enjoyable. But from an architectural perspective I wasn't overwhelmed.
Written 15 May 2022
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David D
The New York Times recommended this in 2016, in their "36 Hours in Louisville" travel piece. In fact, it was the very first thing they recommended. We're glad you found the history of the homes interesting. If you were underwhelmed by the architecture, you're in an itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie hard-to-please minority. There aren't many places in the U.S. where you find such a wide stylistic breadth of late 1800s and 1900s residences on display in such a compact area. Unlike our competitor/imitator daytime tour company, we do not focus on just the picturesque residential enclave of St. James Court and the environs. We start from the transitional edge of the neighborhood and take more time, working our way through several different parts of the historic district to give a broad overview of what the area is, has been, and will be. This is clearly stated in our tour description.
Written 15 May 2022
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Kahrin S
4 contributions
May 2021
I had such a wonderful time on this walking tour through Old Louisville. We started our tour at the visitor center at Central Park and our tour guide was exceptional. I can't remember her name but she had a great knowledge of the history as well as a funny personality to go with it. My friend and I really enjoyed learning about the history of the architecture and residents of the beautiful homes. 10/10 recommend doing a walking tour of Historic Louisville if you're in town.
Written 24 May 2021
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David D
Thank you for coming to Old Louisville!
Written 24 May 2021
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Jennifer S
1 contribution
May 2022
This was magical, and I'm a local and even learned new things. The research and historical details are weaved in with wonderful stories about the families that lived here, and it's basically like walking through a multi-faceted novel. I mean the creator IS a novelist, so maybe that's why.
Written 14 May 2022
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David D
Thanks! We love when the locals join us and discover what's in their own back yard! Come back soon!
Written 14 May 2022
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Sarah B
Saint Louis, MO249 contributions
We did the 1pm architecture tour. Our guide was passionate and engaging. I don’t know much about architecture, and I’m not sure she knew much more than I, but she knew the history of the neighborhoods and buildings we saw and told very interesting stories. The homes are beautiful, and it was a beautiful day for a walk.
Written 22 November 2021
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David D
Thanks for joining us in Old Louisville!
Written 23 November 2021
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Susan S
6 contributions
Oct 2020
The tour guide has taught at the unversity and authored numerous books about Louisville's past. While strolling through these neighborhoods I learned a lot about the history, commerce, politics, and cultural development of the area. I had stereotypical ideas about Kentucky in general and was surprised at how interesting and diverse a place Louisville is.
Written 7 October 2020
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David D
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
Written 8 October 2020
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Joanne H
Ballwin, MO4 contributions
Sep 2021
Loved seeing Old Louisville through the eyes of such an enthusiastic resident of the neighborhood. David is a wealth of knowledge and I'm looking forward to his upcoming book about a scandal that took place here. Favorite surprise: the secret Victorian gardens that groups of houses face. So charming.
Written 22 September 2021
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David D
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville. Come back soon! And thanks for the shout-out for A DARK ROOM IN GLITTER BALL CITY! It's hitting the shelves this week!!
Written 22 September 2021
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Anne P
43 contributions
Sep 2021
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! David was an excellent guide to a part of the city where we otherwise wouldn't have had a reason to venture. The houses and gardens are gorgeous. David also takes you through neighborhoods that, while public, are off the beaten path with some cool surprises. The tour is eye candy for architecture buffs.
Written 5 September 2021
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David D
It was so nice having you on the tour! Thanks for coming to Old Louisville and safe travels!
Written 6 September 2021
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