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

Louisville, USA
Old Louisville Ghost Tour by LHT as Recommended by The New York Times
  • 1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Uncover the sordid past and rich history of Louisville on a ghost tour through the city's old town. Walk past impressive Victorian mansions and old buildings, listening to stories about their otherworldly residents. See the Filson Historical Society, the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, Louisville's Central Park, and the Witches' Tree.
  • Learn about the history of Louisville from your guide
  • Keep an eye out for supernatural sightings on your tour
  • A central meeting point makes for a seamless start
  • Take in the Victorian architecture while you walk

What's Included

  • Walking tour
  • Certified guide
  • Private transportation

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 4th @ Ormsby
    Louisville, KY 40203, USA

    Start/End at the brown "FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY" sign, near the bus stop; this is a little over a mile directly south of the Brown Hotel downtown. (Use "1300 South Fourth Street" but DO NOT TRY TO ENTER the actual building; we meet OUTSIDE, at the corner across the street!)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • FYI The starting point is in a transitional area where you might encounter panhandlers, homeless people, and people who don't look like you.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WALK 100 MINUTES WITHOUT A BATHROOM BREAK!
  • Not recommended for visitors who cannot walk longer distances
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    Eerie and enlightening!
    David_Z, May 2024
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She knows the area well. The detail was amazing. Our guide was right on time. She has been in the area for so long she is an expert on all the eerie things that go on there. Her stories were eerie yet some very funny. Will surely take this tour again when in Louisville. It was the perfect way to end our trip. It was also the perfect way to draw us back again. Can't wait to do this again. She also has us thinking the next time in town we should stay at one of the haunted Bed and Breakfasts. Not sure we want to share a bed with a ghost but just might have to try it. I will highly recommend this tour to friends and family. Enjoyed every second of our tour. Thank you.
    Great walking tour
    Seth_M, May 2024
    Really enjoyed the tour, old Louisville is beautiful and somewhat eerie at the same time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
    Response from Host, May 2024
    Thank you for joining us in Old Louisville, we love to share our eerie beauty!
    A spooky beautiful tour
    Victoria_L, May 2024
    Our tour was amazing! I really appreciated how our tour guide, Quentin, shared the history with us along with personal anecdotes. Old Louisville is such a beautiful piece of the US and I felt ensconced in it.
    Long and drawn out
    Andrew_H, Apr 2024
    If you like long drawn out ghost stories, then this might be for you. I enjoyed seeing the old Victorian homes, however right before the tour we had already seen everything the guide showed us. I somehow also got the impression that we would be going inside some of "haunted houses", but that was not the case. The most impressive house was the Caldwell/Conrad house. We paid separate to tour it the next day. It was well worth it.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    If you got the impression you were going inside the houses, that is your own fault. The tour description clearly states that you do not enter any of the "haunted houses" because they are private residences. Next time, pay attention. The tour description also features "storytelling" so you should have expected that. Also, I highly doubt you had already "seen everything" the guide showed you before the tour. In any case, we're glad you enjoyed the architecture in Old Louisville.
    Absolutely recommend!
    Christy_S, Apr 2024
    Very clear instructions for finding the tour. Had a fantastic time and really enjoyed hearing the history of the area. Some of these homes are just incredible! Our guide, Gabe, really knew his stuff. 10 out of 10 would go on this tour again.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thanks for the nice review of Gabe and your time in Old Louisville! Come back soon!
    Excellent historical ghost tour
    David_R, Feb 2024
    Angelique was an excellent tour guide. She had personal experience and was very enthusiastic in her delivery. We truly enjoyed the entire experience.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you for coming to Old Louisville and spending time with Angelique. We're glad you had a good time!
    Didnt hate it but wasn’t exciting
    John_C, Feb 2024
    Not really anything honestly, it was dull. Wish there was actual proof of ghosts but there wasnt. I still dont believe in ghosts. This tour did not change my mind. The tourists voice was nice clear and loud and they way she/he narrated it.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Glad you didn't hate it, at least! This tour does not purport to provide evidence of ghosts; rather, it is walking tour designed to use stories of hauntings to share the history of the neighborhood.
    Our guide was excellent...
    Patricia_M, Jan 2024
    Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed learning about Old Louisville and the history of its ghosts. We loved the tour!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    This is great to hear! Thanks so much for joining us in Old Louisville!
    Great tour with ghost stories, history and architecture!
    cassy, Dec 2023
    Angelique was so knowledgeable about all of the homes and the history of this area! She is very well connected to the paranormal community and our whole group really enjoyed her tour!
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your time with Angelique in Old Louisville!
    Great learning experience
    Christine_P, Dec 2023
    Angelique was AMAZING!! Very knowledgeable and personable. These tours a great way to start a trip, give so many ideas on more things to when in a new city.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you! We're happy you started your trip with us in Old Louisville!
    A great tour!
    Jonn_P, Nov 2023
    Angelica was an excellent tour guide! We will be taking the tours again, next time we’re in Louisville. m/
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you very much! It's great to hear you had a good time with Angelique in Old Louisville!
    Nice little walk
    TIM_C, Nov 2023
    Nice walk through old neighborhood, Informative guide, had some good stories of ghost sightings, and info to look up on your own
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you! We're happy you came to Old Louisville!
    Making history interesting one spooky story at a time!
    Abby_L, Nov 2023
    This was such an interesting ghost tour! Quinton was so knowledgeable and friendly and told stories in a way that really held my attention (which can be hard to do!).
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you very much! We're happy you had a good time in Old Louisville with Quinton.
    Excellent
    Michael_C, Nov 2023
    The most excellent walking tour I have ever experienced. Guide was a wealth of knowledge of local history!!! 5 stars
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thanks so much! It was a pleasure having you on our tour of Old Louisville!
    Pink house
    Ellie_S, Oct 2023
    The pink house and it’s owners and saving the girl in the tub and revealing it years later and that’s enough
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Thank you! We're happy you joined us in Old Louisville!
    Ghost Tour
    Tiffany_F, Oct 2023
    Quentin was awesome! She really knew her stuff and made the tour enjoyable to all. Just wish we saw something.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Thanks! It's nice to hear you had a good time with Quinton in Old Louisville!
    Mystery. Murder. Ghosts. What more could you want?
    Linda_L, Sep 2023
    Quinton is an excellent guide and told such interesting stories and was so entertaining. We were engaged from the get go. This is a fun tour.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you! So happy to hear you had a good time with Quinton in Old Louisville!
    History and ghost stories.
    Moana_C, Sep 2023
    We had the most fantastic time on the Ghost Tour. Our guide, Quinton, was most knowledgeable, entertaining, and enthusiastic about giving us the best time. Seeing so many of the old homes and hearing their stories gave us new appreciation for the city we call home.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    That's wonderful! We love when locals come out and discover what's in their own back yards!
    Great Date Night!
    brad_o, Aug 2023
    My fiance and I had been looking for things to do on a date night besides movies. we stumbled upon this and was plesantly supprised! Tour guide was also very fun to talk to! look forward to more
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    So glad your time in Old Louisville turned out to be a great date night activity! Thanks for joining us!
    The neighborhood has old...
    Tina_G, Aug 2023
    The neighborhood has old time charm and the homes are beautiful. Each house tells its own story just by looking at it. There is a lot of history in that area which made me want to Investigate more into it and learn more about the area.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you! We're so glad you joined us in Old Louisville!
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