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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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Very educational

The 90minute guided tour by a docent who was the great granddaughter of one of the owners, was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol S
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, Massachusetts
Attended some events at Conrad-Caldwell

I have visited this house twice to attend events in Old Louisville. It was open during the Old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michele F
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 90minute guided tour by a docent who was the great granddaughter of one of the owners, was so informative, with personal info you seldom get on tours. The 3story house is beautiful with much original woodwork. The floors were stunning. I.d highly recommend this...More

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this house twice to attend events in Old Louisville. It was open during the Old Louisville Garden Tour and I also attended a lecture about the architectural heritage of Louisville in late January 2018. I haven't taken the tour, but hope to...More

Thank Michele F
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We arrived early & were shown an interesting video on this and other historic homes. Every room was a treat to see, beautiful craftsmanship in every detail. What made it all the more interesting was hearing family stories from our tour guide 'Barb', a decendent...More

5  Thank judycat2018
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The tour guide, Barb, was a 3rd generation descendant of the house's 2nd owner (Caldwell) and provided much more information than the usual script memorization tour guides at other attractions. The house was beautiful but the best part was the stories that Barb had of...More

6  Thank mikeexe
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Conrad Caldwell House beautifully preserved is a slice out of time and the house and its builder have many stories to tell. It entertained many famous personages in its heyday. The house was built with many beautiful hardwoods, different in just about every room....More

6  Thank Gimletman
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I loved this old house. The tour was well done and the house was beautiful We had tea after the tour with sweet and savory foods. The staff was great.

7  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

After living here for 20 years we finally made it for a tour of the Conrad-Caldwell House as part of our attendance to the Holiday Home Tour. At a time when the old is being replaced with the new it is exemplary that the residents...More

7  Thank lorib45
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Our guide was Barb and she was the best. You can tell she has a love of this place and was able to give us so much information since she is family herself. I'm not usually into this type of thing but will have to...More

8  Thank skeeter999
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This tour was excellent and the tour guide was very informative. You could tell she really loved the museum. I would recommend this tour to anyone that appreciates history and fine homes.

7  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful home inside and out - Barb did a great job showing us around and explaining the background and history of the owners and area. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn a little bit about Louisville.

7  Thank Stacie G
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978michaell
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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