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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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Wonderful house tour

Part of the Old Louisville tour. Wonderful house with over 50 rooms. Tour guide was Great... read more

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tropictraveller47
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Friendly, good price, beautiful tour

I had an excellent time on the tour. Our guide was informative and entertaining, and the house was... read more

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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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Part of the Old Louisville tour. Wonderful house with over 50 rooms. Tour guide was Great Gandaughter of the man who built the house.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had an excellent time on the tour. Our guide was informative and entertaining, and the house was incredible! There is a lot of history in this house, and even if you're not a history buff you'll enjoy yourself with all there is to see....More

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house and the families and the history of Louisville. This was a great tour. I took high school age kids. Maybe not so interesting for little ones (can't touch anything) We loved it!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great. For $10 you get an AMAZING nearly 2 hour tour (even the attic!) by an actual descendant of the folks who built and lived in the house. SO much history about the house, the surrounding area and the people who lived...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of this amazing mansion was great for its reasonable $10 fee. The guides are very passionate about the history of Louville and I won't spoil the story. The street this mansion sites on has to be the most picturesque street in America. A...More

2  Thank Calgary_Can_Travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the history of the area and the House was a wonderful look at how life was during the early 1900’s. Our tour guide did a great job of sharing details about the home and families that lived there. Be sure to spend a couple...More

4  Thank Betty D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I on a recent visit to Louisville wanted to see the "Historic" part of the city. We were so impressed with our tour of the Conrad-Caldwell House. Not too often are you given a tour of an historic house, such as this,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have toured many historic Victorian homes, and this site definitely stands in the top tier (and not just in Louisville). The docent/tour guides are informative, personable and accommodating; providing an engaging insight into the 2 families who built /inhabited/loved this structure. The home is...More

6  Thank RICART75
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour with the granddaughter of the original owner. It was awesome. She was full of information, great stories and wonderful memories. The tour was just the right amount of time.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We were luckly enough to be in town the same weekend as the Victorian Home tour. It started here. This was the largest home and one of the most impressive. The woodwork was amazing. It was a rainy Saturday morning and we were able to...More

6  Thank KrispyOhio
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978michaell
November 26, 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
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bolanmoen
September 28, 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
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Margaret N
May 1, 2016|
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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.
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