Enjoy a 60-minute guided Historic Walking Tour through Old Louisville! Stroll through the heart of the largest contiguous collection of Victorian mansions in the United States, and learn more about our rich cultural heritage.
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Led by a knowledgeable guide, our one-hour walking tours showcase the highlights of the Old Louisville Victorian mansion district. Walking Tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday at 11 am and 1:30 pm with safe social distancing.
All walking tours depart from the Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center inside Central Park.
Tickets are available at the Visitors Center for Walk-ins. Reservations are online.
Why Tour with Us?
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.
We take your safety and comfort seriously. The Visitors Center provides a clean restroom and we offer a bottle of water for free on hot days. The Visitors Center is located next to a police substation. You are not met on the street corner as with other tours.
Each tour attendee receives a free 48-page color brochure that explains the Victorian Mansion district as part of our mission of education and enrichment. Tour-goers will also be offered a discount coupon for the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour the first weekend in December when eight of these stunning Victorian-era mansions are open tour and dressed in their holiday finery.
We also recognize that we are living in a strange time for tourism, so we always want to put your needs first. In the event that you need to cancel your tour, we will be happy to help you reschedule or provide you with a full refund. In the event of unsafe weather or any similar happenstance that would hinder our ability to provide you with the walking tour, we will also assist in rescheduling or refunding your order.
All proceeds from the Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour support the work of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for the community and works for historic preservation.
See what our visitors have to say.
"Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. We had no idea that there would be so many houses were on the tour--excellent!"
John, April 2022
"Interesting architecture and all so different, but yet all beautiful! Imagine the creativity in the late 1800s. Incredible."
Kathy, March 2022