Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour

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The Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour is a guided tour of the heart of the Victorian Mansion district in Old Louisville. Designed by a prominent local architect and historian, this tour focuses on the history and architecture of this nationally recognized historic preservation district boasting the largest collection of Victorian Mansions in the United States. The tour begins in the comfortable, Frederick Law Olmsted designed Visitors Center in Central Park. You are guided through iconic St. James and Belgravia Courts, then proceed along South Fourth Street, Ormsby Avenue, and the grand boulevard Third Street, which was known as Millionaire's Row in the 1890s. Then you are led back to the starting point.
All proceeds from the Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour support the work of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for the community and works for historic preservation.



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Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 46 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
chocomjl, Nov 2022 Verified
Very enjoyable walking tour of beautiful neighborhood. Our guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! She did a wonderful job.
Wonderful Old Louisville Walking Tour!
Carolyn H, Nov 2022 Verified
I had 2 friends in town from Pennsylvania and another from Virginia in town for the Transcultural Nursing Convention. I was appointed tour guide all day Tuesday and choose the Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour to share an often unknown special part of Louisville's history. The weather was good and Erica, our tour guide, was wonderful! She pointed out the uniqueness and history of the architecture of the houses and neighborhoods and let us ask questions and share our thoughts - truly an interactive experience. Although I've lived here for 30+ years I've never been on the tour and was very impressed! I will be recommending and taking others on the tour to deepen their knowledge of what a great city Louisville is!
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
Angie_U, Nov 2022 Verified
We had a lovely time in the windy autumn weather. Our guide helped us park in the correct spot and was highly knowledgeable of the historic homes and answered all of our questions. Afterwards we spoke about Cincinnati and our cats since our cat was on the tour today. It was a fun experience all around.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
tomsFtWayne, Oct 2022 Verified
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and was able to share that knowledge with such a sweet demeanor that we fell in love with her. The stories she shared made a beautiful walk so much more memorable. You will enjoy the experience.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
dorotheap964, Oct 2022 Verified
Our tour guide pointed out architectural details that we would have missed & gave us a history of each home. It was a lovely experience to walk the streets - informative & interesting.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
David_T, Oct 2022 Verified
Very informative and well paced walking tour. Value was terrific. Guide also knowledgeable with terrific personality.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
Kathleen_B, Sep 2022 Verified
The homes, neighborhood and history are beautiful. Guide Erica was knowledgeable and engaging while being professional. She shared the stories of the historic area with warmth and humor. I highly recommend this interesting tour.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
MIGZAILIE_M, Aug 2022 Verified
Tour guide was knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the history of Louisville. The tour guide walked us through the areas and answered our questions with ease. Loved it. Would definitely recommend.
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
Jamie_B, Aug 2022 Verified
Very informative tour. Can't say enough about how good this was and far exceeded the expectations of everyone in our group. Well worth the time and money spent. Thanks!!
Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour
Q3421UPmarks, Aug 2022 Verified
This was an impressive tour that exceeded expectations. The Old Louisville area is beautiful with grand homes of the late 1800’s. We had a nice walk shaded by mature trees. Our tour guide was extremely well informed, knowing so much about the original owners and stylistic architecture of each home. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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