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

187 Reviews | Louisville, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
In keeping with local and CDC guidelines, we are keeping our groups small and encourage the use of masks. This tour is entirely out-of-doors and we maintain proper social distances at all times.

Overview

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

Our tours include more than St. James Court. We see twice as much as other neighborhood walking tours, visiting Ormsby Avenue, Park Avenue cottages, Floral Terrace, the Witches' Tree, and Millionaires Row. Bourbon barons, racetrack royalty, and titans of tobacco settled here in the 1800s. Today, impressive Victorian mansions and quirky residents have earned national attention for Old Louisville.

Author David Dominé often guides groups himself. The New York Times recommends his tours as a MUST during a visitor's "36 Hours in Louisville." Learn more in A DARK ROOM IN GLITTER BALL CITY, David's next book—out in October 2021!

Narrated walks depart from the transitional edge of the neighborhood. If you love old houses, this is the tour for you! If you do not like an up-and-coming neighborhood with a diverse racial make up, please stay home. If you can't go 90 minutes without a bathroom, this is not for you!

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Average 4.87 out of 5 stars based on 187 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
LaDonn_T, Nov 2022 Verified
We had a blast! We love our Guide, Author David Domine. He is so knowledgeable of the area and gave us a great tour with information and humor. I expect we will be back to tour again for a ghost tour! Beautiful area, super tour!
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Elena_R, Nov 2022 Verified
This tour was incredible! David is a wonderful tour guide, so knowledgeable, and he really brought old Louisville to life! I’m so glad we found this tour and had a chance to see and learn about a fascinating part of the city we otherwise would never have known about.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
William_S, Nov 2022 Verified
The whole experience ,had a great time. The weather was cold but we still had a good time. I don't want to say anything else.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Melissa_H, Nov 2022 Verified
I enjoyed learning about the various types of architecture used during the time period these houses were constructed. Gabe was very knowledgeable and a great guide. He allowed plenty of time for the group to soak In the beauty!
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Yan_C, Nov 2022 Verified
A very fun experience! The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of the area with sense of humor.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Diane_H, Nov 2022 Verified
Our guide was very knowledgeable explaining the varied architectural styles, history of the area and its residents, and interesting folklore. The homes and gardens were beautiful.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Marion_W, Nov 2022 Verified
Great tour with David learning about the history & quirky facts of this area. Loved the hidden courtyards & walks of this eclectic neighborhood.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
IntravenusDeMilo7, Nov 2022 Verified
Great people and great customer service. I had to cancel my reservation at the last minute due to COVID and they worked with me to get the reservation refunded.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Erik_L, Nov 2022 Verified
Gave gave us a memorable tour of Old Louisville. It’s a wonderful tour showcasing many architectural styles and lovely old mansions from a bygone era.
Old Louisville Walking Tour Recommended by The New York Times! @ 4th and Ormsby
Dana_D, Nov 2022 Verified
The guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to see parts of Louisville that we would never have known existed.

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