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“Well-worth the time to stroll around!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Louisville

Old Louisville
Ranked #13 of 168 things to do in Louisville
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Memphis, Tennessee
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73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Well-worth the time to stroll around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stopped at the Louisville Visitor's Bureau to get a map (the staff at the visitor's bureau are very nice and this is a bustling place - unlike many visitor centers). The map was great and shared information about most of the homes. We strolled for more than an hour, enjoying the homes and taking photos. Well worth the time.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank CarolMemphis4
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Anyone who likes Savannah or Charleston will love Old Louisville. It has the same feel and a similar collection of impressive homes. I took a ghost walk last night with David, a local author who writes about the neighborhood. He meets you at the corner of Magnolia and St James Court and shows you the best of local history and architecture and tells a ghost story or two. His knowledge is encylcopaedic and he can tell you practically everything you need to know about the neighhorhood and the city in general. During the day he gives regular history and architecture walks. Call the visitor's center in historic old louisville and the calls go directly to him since the visitor's center recently shut its doors. The tours fortunately are still being offered though. A must see for anyone who is an old house nut.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Rick K
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Stayed at a friend's house in Old Louisville near Central Park recently. It was at the time they were setting up for the St. James Art Festival. This is one of the premier attraction to see in Louisville. It's a wonderful way to experience Old Louisville at its finest. The show takes several hours to see, plus there is also entertainment and, of course, food. You could easily spend the whole day at the festival and still not see everything, it's that big.The artists come from all over the country and it's rated the number one art show in the U.S. Unfortunately, as of Saturday afternoon (it started Friday afternoon) it was rained out, but it certainly will be back next year, in October. You really should not miss it!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank sfeldman01
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Maryville, Tennessee
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154 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Difficult to Visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

I was very excited to visit this area, but the Old Louisville Visitor's Center is no longer there. We did pick up a self-guided tour in the downtown visitor's center. The houses show a wide variety of Victorian styles, but without a tour of some sort it was a bit of a struggle to know where to actually go.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank MB219
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Frankfort, IL
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132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful old homes to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We visited during the St. James Court Art Fair which takes place in old Louisville. The homes are stunning and have unique architectural details. Proceeds from the Art Fair have served to preserve many of these homes and the streets around them.

Visited October 2013
Thank ccheath54
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