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

54 Reviews | Louisville, USA

Loading Options


1 hour 40 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile Ticket
Instant Confirmation

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
In keeping with local and CDC guidelines, we keep groups small and we encourage participants to wear masks. This guided walking tour is entirely outside and we maintain proper social distance.

Overview

March through November, daily; limited dates in the off-season!

Impressive Victorian mansions and quirky residents have earned national attention for Old Louisville, where bourbon barons, racetrack royalty, and titans of tobacco settled in the 1800s. This narrated walk comes from books by David Dominé, who often guides groups himself. Tales involve personal experiences and neighborhood gossip. The New York Times recommends this as the first thing to do during a visitor's "36 Hours in Louisville." You'll also learn about A DARK ROOM IN GLITTER BALL CITY, David's next book—out in October 2021!

Specializing in "America's Most Haunted Neighborhood," we depart from the corner of Fourth and Ormsby, at the transitional edge of the neighborhood. If you love old architecture and spooky history, this is the tour for you! If you do not like an up-and-coming neighborhood with a diverse racial make up, this tour is not for you! If you can't go 100 minutes without a bathroom, this is not for you!

Description

Schedule

What's Included

What To Bring

Additional Info

Reviews

Average 4.80 out of 5 stars based on 54 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

5 stars
47
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
1
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Rachel_W, Dec 2021 Verified
It was great! The stories were very spooky and the guide was very polite. 10/10 definitely recommended for any newcomers to Louisville!
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Hannah_L, Dec 2021 Verified
Had the best (and spooky) time with Angelique!! Next time we’re in Louisville we plan to attend the day time tour - one of the best experiences we had in Louisville so far!
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Sarah_B, Nov 2021 Verified
Our tour guide, Angelique, was very friendly and did an excellent job of telling the history of the homes. Her tone was pleasant and upbeat, and as we would travel to the other locations she would joke with us. The other people in the group were strangers to my boyfriend and I, but the entire vibe that she established made us all feel comfortable around each other.
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Rebecca_J, Nov 2021 Verified
I have been on many ghost tours — thus tour is exceptional in its storytelling and site-seeing aspects. Would totally do again!!! Angelique was a wonderful and entertaining guide. Thank you, Angelique!
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Kaitlyn_R, Nov 2021 Verified
My boyfriend and i really enjoyed the the story of each house and how descriptive our guide was! It was super interesting and fun!!
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Anura86, Nov 2021 Verified
Angelique was a fantastic story-teller. The tour was a mix of old and more current ghost stories and true crime, through a beautiful architectural area in old historic Louisville. As the tour details state “tour start is at the transitional edge of an ethnically diverse neighborhood” but I never felt unsafe. My only complaint was no option for a restroom and no major businesses in the area where you might be able to use one before and after the 125 minute tour. It would be nice if the company made an agreement with one of the local boutique hotels we passed for the participants to be able to use a restroom. I had driven down from near Cincinnati, so it was a very long time with no bathroom.
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Susan_L, Nov 2021 Verified
Angelique was a fabulous Tour guide. Made the experience great fun. I would love to go back and see that area during the day.
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Carolyn_A, Nov 2021 Verified
Our guide was an amazing story teller and the neighborhood beautiful! Well curated evening and thoroughly entertaining.
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
Dakoyta_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Great tour and loved the tour guide- she was very thorough and entertaining while explaining the history of the buildings/area. A great tour even if you don’t believe in the paranormal. Well worth the money!
Old Louisville Ghost Tour as Recommended by The New York Times @ 4th and Ormsby
danielle_o, Nov 2021 Verified
Loved learning the history of the area, especially through the lens of ghost stories. The neighborhood is so beautiful and we were glad to get to explore it firsthand.

Still have questions?

We’re here to help. Call Us, Text Us, or Live Chat to speak with a Cool Louisville specialist!
Product code: C-246721P5

Similar Tours & Activities

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Louisville by Zombie Scavengers

 1 hour  Instant Confirmation
from
$20

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

 1 hour 30 minutes  Instant Confirmation
from
$25

Private Tour of Kentucky's Small Batch Bourbon Distilleries

1
 10 hours  Hotel pickup offered
from
$1,250

Customers Who Bought This Tour Also Bought

Bourbon Tour: Buffalo Trace or Woodford or Four Roses or Wild Turkey or Other

 5 to 8 hours  Hotel pickup offered  Instant Confirmation
from
$239.99

Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission Ticket

 2 hours  Instant Confirmation
from
$17.50

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

 1 hour 30 minutes  Instant Confirmation
from
$25