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Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
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Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby

By Old Louisville
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 6-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h 40m
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Live guide: English
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  • Walking tour
  • Certified guide
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)


Start:
  • 4th @ Ormsby, Louisville, KY 40203, USA
    Start/End at the brown "FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY" sign, near the bus stop; this is a little over a mile directly south of the Brown Hotel downtown. (Use "1300 South Fourth Street" but DO NOT TRY TO ENTER the actual building; we meet OUTSIDE, at the corner across the street!)
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: 246721P4

    • 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.
    • MUST BE ABLE TO WALK 100 MINUTES WITHOUT A BATHROOM BREAK!
    • Not recommended for visitors who cannot walk longer distances
    • 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 30 travelers

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

    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: 246721P4

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      Start/End at the brown "FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY" sign, near the bus stop; this is a little over a mile directly south of the Brown Hotel downtown. (Use "1300 South Fourth Street" but DO NOT TRY TO ENTER the actual building; we meet OUTSIDE, at the corner across the street!)
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    • Old Louisville
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      Louisville, United States
      Joined in April 2014
    • happiness777054
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Old Lousiville Homes and History
      Tour guide was excellent. Lots of history and interesting facts on the homes. Walking is slow and very doable with many stops. Enjoyed it very much!
      Written May 8, 2024
    • 11prestonw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Gabe was a fantastic tour guide! He was knowledgeable and entertaining! The architecture was impressive, and the history came alive. Highly recommended!
      Written April 24, 2024
    • jennyhart14
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hidden gem!
      So informative and we found amazing neighborhoods and gardens that were hidden gems! Learned so much about the history of Louisville! Highly recommend.
      Written April 21, 2024
    • Hannah J
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must see for architecture lovers!!
      Gabe was so knowledgeable and the tour was wonderful. Tons of beautiful homes and it was a great walk through old Louisville. Highly recommend seeing the city this way.
      Written March 25, 2024
    • dxthompson1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Walking Tour of Old Louisville "I did not know that!"
      David Domine did a wonderful job with our tour. We are locals and learned a tremendous amount about our city. The stories he told were entertaining and even though it was cold outside when we did the tour it was worth it.
      Written March 10, 2024
    • robertmL1745KL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour of Old Louisville
      A wonderful walking tour of Old Louisville. Our tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable with great stories of the beautiful houses and neighborhood on our trip. Highly recommend to everyone.
      Written October 31, 2023
    • Sightsee45829853592
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Travelers
      David was awesome and gave us a lot of information, A have to do thing if you visit Louisville, Ky.
      Written October 15, 2023
    • GorillaCousin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Entertaning and informative tour of houses in historic section of Louisville
      The tour was an informative and entertaining introduction to noteworthy houses in the historic residential section of Louisville. Our guide Val was knowledgeable and funny. You see many impressive houses and learn much interesting history. The walking pace is relaxed. I recommend this for someone who likes architecture or history, and has 90 minutes to spare.
      Written October 9, 2023
    • tinamS3070CN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!!
      Our tour guide was amazing she was so informative and definitely knew her stuff !!! The houses are absolutely gorgeous and would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!!
      Written September 25, 2023
    • MeanderCA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Gave was awesome-we learned a lot about Louisville and really enjoyed the tour. We did this our first morning and it led us to other fun destinations throughout our visit.
      Written September 18, 2023
    • CathleenS365
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very interesting, homes are lovely
      This is a walking tour of old Louisville which is about 2 miles south of downtown. Our guide Gabe was very knowledgeable and interesting; gave us lots of history of the city, especially the wealthy people who built these homes. The gardens were especially lovely. Would recommend.
      Written September 12, 2023
    • teachergal48
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Must Do
      So interesting! Our tour guide Gabe was incredibly knowledgeable and fun to speak with during our tour. Highly recommend to anyone who even has a slight interest in history. After the tour, we joked that we now want to move to Louisville. A must do if you’re from Louisville or visiting the area like us.
      Written July 28, 2023
    • 116adriannp
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good Tour
      Guide was knowledgeable and well-spoken Bout the history of the area. We learned many interesting tidbits.
      Written May 12, 2023
    • jbdurfee
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend this tour and Valarie as the tour guide.
      Wonderful tour with very interesting and knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommend this tour and Valarie as the tour guide.
      Written May 2, 2023
    • WI101
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome!
      The architecture is amazing. David was very knowledgeable. The history of old Louisville is very interesting
      Written March 29, 2023
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles38 reviews
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    Diana P
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    BEWARE - Half hour before the tour it was pouring rain and all day it was raining. Your requires 100 minutes of walking outdoors. Listing indicates event dependent on weather. After contacting both trip advisor and the organization that was conducting the tour was told my money was not going to be refunded. I asked them to send proof that the entire event was rain free like I did of the downpour just prior and was sent nothing but a no - we won’t refund your money. If it’s raining that day - don’t risk it because they’ll steal your money and say the event happened even though the rain won’t allow it to happen. No way am I’m going to walk outdoors in the rain for 100 minutes. Also live out of state and will not be back anytime soon to enable event rescheduling. Only risk booking this event if the weather is forecasted to be stellar.
    Written May 5, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We spoke to you several times through out the day to keep you up to date on our weather policy. It rained earlier in the day and cleared up for the tour. We explicitly state this on the ticket site that we will cancel due to bad weather, if it is indeed storming. . There was no downpour that day. The event indeed happened a the tour guide and guests had a wonderful time. They didn't even need umbrellas. We are a small state and the weather changes quickly. We would not risk our guides and guests if it were not so.
    Written May 12, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dana L
    Wilmington, DE11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020 • Couples
    We had a wonderful evening walking the streets of Old Louisville with David. He told us some fantastic ghost stories we saw many beautiful homes that we would not have discovered on our own. The thunderstorms passing over added to the ambiance of the event!
    Written July 1, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    It was so fun showing you both around, Dana! Thanks for coming to Old Louisville and safe travels!
    Written July 2, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Marvin P
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    Be ready to walk. The guide was well rehearsed and gave a great presentation. His name Doug Friday and he was very informative. Do some research 1st and come prepared with questions. I do not recommend doing this in a wheelchair. Yes, the sidewalk is old and is definitely not up kept by the city. This is no fault of the tour.
    Written June 18, 2023
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    _SLH138_
    Minneapolis, MN142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    We loved our evening ghost tour with David and Angelique! They shared the perfect mix of information and lore in a way that made us feel like we were being shown around a neighborhood by friendly new acquaintances. The houses are stunning to look at, but hearing their stories is all the better. We're so glad we had this opportunity!
    Written July 29, 2021
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    Thanks so much! We're glad you were part of the tour!
    Written July 30, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Brittany R
    Concord,4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    We had such a great experience on our tour! David is so knowledgeable about the history and hauntings of Louisville, it even kept my youngest son’s attention (he’s 8) and not much does. LOL. I highly recommend this tour! We will probably do it again next time we come down to get some different stories. The houses in Downtown Louisville are literally magical and it was so cool to hear their history! Thanks for a great night!
    Written July 18, 2021
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    So glad you came and enjoyed yourselves! Look forward to seeing you back soon! Thank you!
    Written July 18, 2021
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    Jlad76
    Owensboro, KY15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been wanting to go on one of David’s tours ever since I read his first book. We took the whole family and could not have been more pleased! David knows all about the history and haunts of Old Louisville. Now I want to go on his architectural tour.
    Written October 9, 2020
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    Thanks for coming to Old Louisville! Look forward to seeing you on the next tour!
    Written October 10, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jaime O
    Indianapolis, IN2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    A ghostly historical tour through Old Louisville was eerily delightful!! The houses are beautiful and HUGE, the stories are enjoyable. No ghosts were spotted on the evening we went. There is lots of walking, but the area was gorgeous.
    No restrooms, so take care if that need before you get there!!
    Written October 18, 2020
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    Thanks so much for joining us in Old Louisville!
    Written October 19, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Robin T
    Howell, MI11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family of 6 took this tour and loved it. More than just architecture, there was fun history, beautiful gardens, secret walkways, and a ghost story or 2. The 90 minutes just flew by! I would highly recommend this tour .
    Written June 14, 2020
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    Thanks so much for joining us, Robin! Hope you can make it back soon!
    Written June 15, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Patti T.
    Warrenville, IL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    Lovely stroll through this historic district. Intriguing stories, was wowed by the volume of beautiful homes. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Have the book, looking forward to reading it. Only disappointment was the tour wasn’t with the author. In re-reading the ad it states it’s not always done by him. Just think he’d be a better story teller since he researched and wrote about it. I would recommend the tour either way. It would be awesome if one of the homeowners became part of the tour and let the tour come in.
    Written August 21, 2021
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    Thanks so much for coming to Old Louisville! Sorry I wasn't there to guide the tour myself this time - I love showing off the neighborhood off and hope I can be your guide next time!
    Written August 22, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Nicole LaPlace
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    Fantastic experience. David was knowledgeable kept the tour interesting. The houses were beautiful and the stories were fascinating.
    Written November 2, 2020
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    Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your time in Old Louisville!
    Written November 3, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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