Recommended by The New York Times, Louisville Historic Tours offers guided walks 7 days a week (Mar. 15-Nov. 15) and by appointment. The "America's Most Exuberant Neighborhood" tour at 11AM and 1PM highlights the history and architecture of Old Louisville, one of the country's largest and most stunning historic preservation districts. Come explore our 45 square blocks of Victorian homes!
DAILY TOURS THROUGH NOVEMBER 15. Seven days a week, except on major holidays.
**PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR TOUR AND TIME FROM THE TICKET SELECTIONS, AND THEN YOU'LL BE PROMPTED TO ENTER A DATE.** If you don't find a time convenient to you, call or text 502-718-2764 to inquire about a private tour for $60 per couple.
We are SOLD OUT for the 11AM tour on APRIL 23 and 25. On APRIL 23 and 25, the 1PM tour will be starting at 1:30PM.
NOTE! Because of a recent fire, we no longer meet at Smokey's Bean Coffee Shop at 1212 South Fourth Street. The new location is about one block south, at the next corner. Use "1300 South Fourth Street" for GPS, but do not go inside the building.
All tours start and end in front of the brown "Welcome to Old Louisville" sign at the southwest corner of Fourth and Ormsby, about a mile straight down the road from the historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. Be mindful of your surroundings, as you would in any larger city. If you're parking on the street, do not leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. We recommend avoiding the Oak Street area around Fourth Street if you are walking from the downtown area, especially at night. If you are looking for a lunch or dinner spot before or after your tour, consider Buck's Restaurant or Amici Cafe, both of which are just a half block away. The Dupont Mansion bed and breakfast, the Louisville Bourbon Inn, and the Central Park Bed & Breakfast are all within a block. St. James Court and the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum are about three blocks away, on the other side of Central Park.
Tours generally take about 90 minutes and involve 1.5 miles of walking, with stops every block or two. Wear sensible shoes! Although there are bumpy patches here and there, people in wheelchairs have very few problems on our tours. Tours are suitable for most children. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the tour! By purchasing tickets, you agree to release David Domine's Louisville Historic Tours and its agents from all liability during your time in the neighborhood, as well as during your travel to and from Old Louisville.
Please treat your tour tickets as you would theater or concert tickets. IF YOU MISS YOUR TOUR, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! If you arrive late and the group has already departed, it is up to you to find your guide. Because these are walking tours, weather plays an important role; tours that are cancelled because of inclement conditions will be refunded or rescheduled. In the case of manageable rain, bring an umbrella!