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Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208-2127
+1 502-636-5023
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Great Tour

The tour was given by one of the Caldwell ancestors which made the tour personal with lots of added... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Very good guide

This was a beautiful house and our guide was great. It was nice that most of the furnishings were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court. It is one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture and was the masterpiece of famed local architect Arthur Loomis of Clarke & Loomis. Surrounded by a beautiful courtyard neighborhood at the center of the largest collection of Victorian Homes in the US, "Conrad's Castle" featured all the latest innovations of its day, including interior plumbing and electric lighting. Known for its beautiful woodwork and parquet floors, this massive Bedford limestone home, covered with gargoyles, beautiful archways, and elaborate stone designs, incorporated 7 types of hardwoods and magnificent stained glass windows in the interior design, making it one of the most stunning homes in Old Louisville. The Museum has been lovingly restored to the Edwardian Age, housing a massive collection of period items including many original pieces, and stands as a testament to the abundant lifestyle of the owners, two of Louisville's most prominent businessmen and entrepreneurs, Theophile Conrad and William E. Caldwell. Step back in time as you learn more about the era, the neighborhood, and the families who lived here. **The House offers tours Wednesday through Friday and on Sundays at 1 pm and 3 pm and on Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. For security reasons we do not offer self-guided tours, we only offer guided tours at the stated times. Tour availability is on a first come, first serve basis, we do not take reservations for groups of less than 10 people. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the door 30 minutes prior to each tour. Advanced reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.Ticket costs are Adults-$10 Seniors & Military-$8 Students-$6 Children under the age of 5 are free. ***On the 3rd Thursday of every month the museum also offers extended tour times at 5pm & 7pm for our 3rd Thursday Twilight Tours. Our tours last between 60-90 minutes as our trained tour guides take guests back in time through this informative tour of the home's 3 floors set up with original family pieces circa 1908. Donations are greatly appreciated as this is a 501(c)3 non-profit. More information on the museum and our special events can be found by visiting our website. Thank you for your interest in the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum!
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1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208-2127
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+1 502-636-5023
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was given by one of the Caldwell ancestors which made the tour personal with lots of added stories. Lots of items in the house have been in the family for decades. Would recommend if you like touring old homes.

1  Thank JandJ539
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful house and our guide was great. It was nice that most of the furnishings were original..

1  Thank NLAlsip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a delightful afternoon touring this beautiful home. Our guide was super informative and interesting. We learned the history of the house and Louisville. Everyone should pay a visit to this special home!

1  Thank Debmauk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful home that exemplifies Old Louisville. Very knowledgable guides. Well worth it the time in the home

1  Thank Swwood50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this tour. We went during the 2017 Saint James Court Art Fair and if you are there participating in this wonderful annual event it is well worth the admission to see this old home built in the late 1800’s. It has been well maintained...More

2  Thank Saila_V_g3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to several house museums, but nothing that compares to the lovely and amazing tour Beth gave me through her family’s past and Louisville’s grand architectural history. She was happy to show me every corner of the beautiful mansion and shared dozens of personal...More

4  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful stunning, Turn of the Century Home. Nicely furnished to reflect the era . My Tour guide was a descendent of the second owners, she was graceful and charming, but was perhaps, a little long winded in her delightful rendering. I would definitely recommend a...More

3  Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wood working is a amazing. The craftsmen ship in this home is a lost art. You will not regret this tour. It is so wonderful that the Caldwell's granddaughters are keeping this piece of history alive for others to enjoy.

4  Thank emmadyl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most informative tour giving a wonderful overview of the history of the house and Louisville. Our guide was a Caldwell and had fabulous insights told with passion...this magnificent house came alive as she shared her indepth knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed.

3  Thank cmurphy2013
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Tours are given by the great grand daughters of former residents. They are very personable and knowledgeable. Loved the ghost stories.

3  Thank barbarajane12
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Michael L
26 November 2016|
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Response from Conrad C | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, Michael. We are open from Wednesday through Sunday with guided tours of the home at 1pm and 3pm. We offer an additional tour on Saturday morning at 11am. We also hold our twilight tours on the... More
28 September 2016|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
Best to drive, parking can be found up and down the side streets or across the road a city park, side roads can get full. on a nice day well worth short walk to look at the gorgeous old homes in the area. No problem buying... More
Margaret N
1 May 2016|
Response from Margaret Y | Property representative |
Our tours are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military, and $5 for students. We offer guided tours of the house Wednesday-Sunday at 1pm and 3pm with an additional tour on Saturday morning at 11am.