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Walk the tree-lined streets in old Louisville and experience a step back to the turn of the 20th century. View the largest collection of grand Victorian mansions in the United States. Notice how artisans of an era past rendered expert detail on leaded, stained-glass windows, turrets, gargoyles and wrought iron fences.
The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council invites visitors and residents on a walking tour of their neighborhood. Choose from five different self-guided tours of the National Historic Preservation District. All self-guided tours are free. Pick up a map at the Old Louisville Neighborhood Center, in central park, for a printed tour map. Sightseers who don’t mind paying a fee get an entertaining guided tour sometimes presented by professional actors, or historic and architectural experts. The Grand Walking Tour and the Ghosts of Louisville Walking Tour are especially popular.
Visit St. James Court with its tree-laden green space and splendid waterfall. Take the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum tour. Learn about the St. James Art Show which attracts fine arts and crafts aficionados and artists from all over the country every October. Many Louisville residents kick-start their holiday shopping at this event. Across the street from St. James Court lies Central Park, a splendid green space, designed in 1904 by Frederick Law Olmstead, America’s most famous landscape architect and designer of New York City’s Central Park.
Every summer Central Park welcomes Kentucky’s Shakespeare Festival. Since 1960 in mid-June to mid-July, grandparents and parents have been bringing their children to see the greatest plays of all time. During the rest of the year, the park provides a serene space, under shady trees for squirrels, dog-walkers, mothers with baby strollers and joggers.
Visit Old Louisville and experience Kentucky style Southern charm and hospitality.