Recommended by The New York Times, Louisville Historic Tours offers guided ghost walks 7 nights a week (Mar. 15-Nov. 15) at 7:30PM and by appointment. Come explore our 45 square blocks of spooky Victorian homes and wander our charming gaslit walking courts! You'll see why Old Louisville is known as "America's Most Haunted Neighborhood" while learning about local history and architecture.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________NIGHTLY TOURS THROUGH NOVEMBER 15. Seven days a week, except on select holidays. We WILL be offering tours during the St. James Court Art Show (October 5-7), however parts of the neighborhood will be off-limits and we will not be able to go into St. James Court and Belgravia Court.
Please call or text 502-718-2764 to confirm availability when purchasing tickets the same day as the tour.
**IMPORTANT! YOUR NON-REFUNDABLE TICKET WILL NOT SHOW THE DATE OF YOUR TOUR, BUT IT WILL APPEAR ON OUR ROSTER. REMEMBER THE DATE. PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR TOUR FROM THE TICKET SELECTIONS FIRST, 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. $60 for 2 people. There is also a late night private group tour (up to 12pp) for $150.
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 don't recommend walking from the downtown area, especially at night. Uber and Lyft are easy options. Also, the free LouLift downtown circulator now stops at the corner of Fourth and Ormsby (stop 72/Filson Historical Society). 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! 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!