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Louisville Tour announced by Landmarks
in Old Louisville and you can visit them.
Find out how.
Tour in Historic Old Louisville- Read
the Center for Heritage Tourism in Historic Louisville, Kentucky.
information center for visitors and small conventions
is a city full of historic architecture and neighborhoods dating from
the mid 1800s to the early 1900s, as yet undiscovered by Heritage Tourists.
But that is changing. Whether you are on vacation, or just traveling through,
Historic Louisville offers a tremendous number of sites, activities and
events to keep you busy for a couple of hours or a couple of weeks. And
if you are looking for a place to hold
a conference, small convention, or reunion, just imagine meeting in
an historic mansion in the heart of a beautiful historic district.
In Louisville you can browse through the largest contiguous collection
of Victorian Homes in the United States. There are over 14,000 houses
in Louisville's Landmarks Districts ranging from a simple three room shotgun
house to the 12,000 square foot mansion.. And some of them, like the Thomas
Edison House, the Brennan
House, the Conrad
/ Caldwell House, and others, are open for tours.
Stroll along West Main Street among the brick, limestone,
brownstone and cast iron architecture of the mid to late 1800s. Here you
will find blocks of restored, and not yet restored, four, five and six
story buildings in an interesting "Main Street" atmosphere.
But don't stop there. Driving Main and Market streets, you will discover
a hundred more such buildings. Louisville is home to the second largest
collection of Cast Iron Architecture in the nation.
If you happen to be
in Louisville the first Friday of the month, join the Gallery
Hop. Hop the free trolley after 5 P.M. and see the architecture
of Main and Market Streets, shop the Art
Zone, dine in great restaurants, and finish in the entertainment
zone - Fourth Street
The last Friday of
the month is FAT
Friday. Hop the Frankfort Avenue Trolley and explore the architecture,
shopping and dining of Frankfort Avenue, Mellwood Avenue and Story Avenue,
one of Louisville's most eclectic shopping areas.
The best way to experience a Victorian Neighborhood is
to do what the Victorians did. Take a walk. Or perhaps, until you can
get here in person, a virtual walk.
The Historic Neighborhoods of Old Louisville, Cherokee
Triangle, Crescent Hill, and others, offer nearly two hundred square blocks
of late 1800s to early 1900s homes, some modest and some mansions, and
some on walking courts that can only be seen on foot.
If you chose to visit in April, be prepared for the world's largest fireworks
display as Thunder
Over Louisville kicks off two weeks of pre Kentucky
Derby festivities, culminating in the Run for The Roses on the first
Saturday in May. Every bit as exciting as the Derby is the day before
when the Fillies run for the Lilies at the Kentucky
you visit in the spring and summer, there are garden tours throughout
the city. Check out our calendar. As soon as
we know who is doing what, where and when, we'll let you know.
The first weekend in October Historic Old Louisville goes
absolutely crazy with the St.
James Court Art Show, the top rated outdoor art show in the nation.
As the year winds down, the city comes alive with historic
house tours, showcasing some of the most beautiful historic architecture
in the city. Check with our calendar.
As soon as the information is available, we will post it for you along
with links to ticket sales and any "packages"
that may be available through our B&B establishments or restaurants.
This year you are in for a special treat as the Great-Great Grandson of
Charles Dickens performs "A Christmas Carol". Check
the Calendar for more information.
If the weather isn't particularly right for today's outdoor
activities, don't be dismayed. You can spend days wandering through numerous
Historic House Museums, the Derby
Museum at Churchill
Downs, the Speed
Art Museum, the Louisville
Slugger Museum, the
Frazier Historical Arms Museum and the Muhammad
Ali Center, to mention just a few.
Where to stay
while in Louisville? You might consider one of our historic hotels in
the heart of downtown, or perhaps you prefer to be right in the center
of an Historic District. Then one of our fabulous Bed
& Breakfast establishments would be more to your liking. If you
are planning on attending one of our special events like the St. James
Court Art Show, the Old Louisville Holiday House Tour, or the Kentucky
Derby, make your B&B reservations early!
to eat? Do you prefer five star dining? Try
in Historic Old Louisville, if you can get a reservation. If only four
stars will do, you might try Buck's
in the Mayflower Hotel on West Ormsby. Reservations are not required,
but not a bad idea. Perhaps the number of stars means less than finding
the secret places the locals know about. Or maybe pizza or pub grub fits
the bill. I think we can help you with all of these. You can eat a different
meal in a different restaurant every day for a month and still not see
As our name indicates, we try to focus on the needs of
the Heritage Tourist: Where to go, what to see, what activities are planned,
where to stay, where to eat, where to shop. If your interest is Historic
Architecture, Heritage and having a good time, we'll do our best to help
you find it in Historic Louisville, Kentucky.
a note: As you might expect with a city the size of Louisville, things
are constantly changing, and so are we as we try to keep up. So check
back occasionally and check out the calendar frequently. If there is something
special you would like to see or if you have a question, comment or suggestion,
don't hesitate to e-mail
us. We really do want to hear from you.
Have a good time and
Welcome to Historic Louisville, Kentucky.
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