Come and explore the country’s most extensive collection of Victorian mansions and picturesque homes at the 36th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour, an absolute must for architecture buffs and history enthusiasts alike. In keeping with the rich tradition of Southern hospitality, homeowners in the nation’s premier Victorian neighborhood invite you and yours inside their charming residences to get a unique glimpse of life from a bygone era – a slower time when elegant women rushed about in bustles and corsets and when dapper gentlemen donned tails and ties for dinner.
Good cheer and tidings of the season abound as visitors to this one-of-a-kind national historic preservation district tour nine neighborhood dwellings that have been lovingly decked in old-world finery and festive holiday décor.
Enjoy the spirit of the yuletide at this matchless holiday event in the heart of Kentucky’s largest city and see why people are talking about America’s Victorian Gem, Old Louisville.
Celebrate the Holiday Season and Tour the interior of beautiful Old Louisville Homes, along with the Woman's Club, Frazier House, Presentation Academy School, and the Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin Mansion in Spalding University.
During the tour, The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, located at 1402 Saint James Court Louisville, KY 40208, will host a high Victorian Tea each day with seatings from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm. The Tea will feature English teas and a tasteful sampling of savories and sweets reminiscent of holiday teas in the 19th century. The food will be prepared by David Dominé, The Bluegrass Peasant, and served by the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum Volunteers. Entertainment will be provided by harpist, Nancy Stagner. Tickets are $20 each in advance and $25 day of tour. There are 30 seats available at each of the four seating times daily, 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:00 PM. To purchase tea tickets, call The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum at (502) 636-5023. Proceeds benefit The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum.
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