Holding the title of the largest continuous collection of Victorian Mansions in the United States, Historic Old Louisville is a must-see during your group's visit.
Considered to be both the 'city's urban jewel' and 'exceptional heritage tourism destination', Old Louisville will provide your group with over 45 square blocks of interactive history. 19th-century architecture abound, this 1200 acre area holds 6 churches, 4 museums, 6 parks, 10 schools and university's, 11 inns, and countless Victorian style homes from the past. You will see Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Renaissance Revival, Queen Anne, Tudor, Shotgun, Eclectic, Bungalow, Richardson Romantic, Beaux Arts, and Chatesque architectural styles all throughout the neighborhood.
Opt-in to take the Historic Old Louisville Tour while here, a 75 minute guided walking tour of the district that begins in the Visitor Center, the 110-year-old mission style building located in Central Park. This tour is offered in season April through August, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Your group will learn about this neighborhoods major developmental period from the 1870s to early 1900s, the reason this earliest suburb was called the Southern Extension, and the history of its inhabitants. There is an additional option to make this a combo tour with the Conrad Caldwell House as well.
If you are lucky you may be here during any of the many regularly held arts and music festivals, such as the highly popular Kentucky Shakespeare Festival or Old Louisville LIVE events. These events present regular concerts, concessions, and food truck dining options.