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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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Beautiful historic

Wife and I toured the house and very much enjoyed the beautiful rooms, restoration, history and... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Barry F
Indianapolis, Indiana
Wonderful tour!

Our tour guide was was a great granddaughter of one of the original owners. Her person stories made... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Carey, Ohio, United States
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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 20 March 2017

Wife and I toured the house and very much enjoyed the beautiful rooms, restoration, history and overall experience.

3  Thank Barry F
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our tour guide was was a great granddaughter of one of the original owners. Her person stories made the history of the home come alive. The home is beautiful with very few changes from the original. The street where it is located is lined with...More

3  Thank eacater
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely house to tour! The tour guide had a lot of information and even helped point us to another place to visit while in town. The architecture and history of this place is fascinating! Parking can be limited and better for smaller vehicles. Be sure...More

2  Thank Drew W
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Love driving through Old Louisville looking at the Victorian era architecture. Take the time, then take your time. Hit up Monnik Beer Company brewery for a bit to eat and a great beer.

2  Thank obiratkenobi
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed are tour to the castle! Our tour guide was great granddaughter of the original owners and the knowledge was very impressive!

2  Thank Kelm B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This spectacular 19th c. mansion is located in the ritziest part of Old Louisville. We walked here from the Brown hotel and enjoyed ourselves. Lovingly restored by a neighborhood association the 45 min. tours offer a glimpse of the opulence that existed here at the...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The tour was amazing and well worth the small price of admission. A fascinating look at what life was like for the wealthy. The house was beautiful and we learned so much. Walking around the neighborhood to look at all the Victorian houses was an...More

2  Thank 1lear
Reviewed 9 March 2017

very enjoyable wounderful tour guide explained everything no rush i would highly recommend any in the Louisville are to visit this historic house well worth your time.

2  Thank greenberet67
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Victorian architecture and history. We loved every minute of this tour. Sits in a beautiful neighborhood. Walkable for viewing many period homes from the late 1800's into early 1900.

2  Thank Anna19731970
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This home tour was so interesting. The house itself is fabulous but our tour guide was great and added wonderful stories of her relatives growing up in the house. If you like history and architecture you will really enjoy it,

3  Thank tuttid53
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Michael L
27 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.