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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!

Noticed on TA this had great reviews and let me say I agree 100%! The tour guide, Halley (I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathy C
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Well Worth Going

Great tour. Very informative and entertaining. Learned about this house as well as the area. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noticed on TA this had great reviews and let me say I agree 100%! The tour guide, Halley (I believe) was very knowledgeable of the house history as well as Louisville history of the era. She took time for lots of questions and had some...More

1  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. Very informative and entertaining. Learned about this house as well as the area. Highly recommend.

2  Thank Heidi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was an interesting mix of history along with stories. The woodwork in this house is amazing. The tour was a little long.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Conrad-Caldwell house! The tour lasted 1.5 hour, and was enjoyable throughout. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. We greatly enjoyed learning about the house and about the family members that lived within its walls. The house...More

3  Thank Gregory L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for the weekend and stopped in for tour. Well worth stop. Very interesting piece of old Louisville history, amazing house and tour guide, provided wonderful insight.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is out of this world, especially for the price. Support this piece of history by visiting and you will be blown away! Our tour guide Barb was so wonderful and even a descendent of the original owner of the home. How awesome is...More

2  Thank itspronouncedhaze
Conrad C, Manager at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your visit and wonderful review!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We enjoyed exploring all 3 floors of this Richardsonian Romanesque "castle", finished in 1895. There are period furnishings throughout, and some neat historical artifacts on display on the 3rd floor. At Christmas time, we attended a beautiful Victorian tea and could pretend the home was...More

3  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Well done tour. Interesting for adults. I wouldn't bring kids on the tour. They would probably get bored.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I live in Savannah and was amazed by Louisville's old section, particularly this architectural gem. It's definitely the highlight of the area. The tour (the sign said 1300-1500, but our tour started at 1500 so I think it might be two tours at those times)....More

3  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This tour is a must for any architectural/history buffs who visit Louisville! The home is beautifully preserved with a lot of original furniture and personal possessions of the original owners. The tour guide was a descendant of the second owners of the home, and she...More

5  Thank Linda S
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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
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bolanmoen
29 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
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Margaret N
2 May 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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