The 41st annual Holiday Home Tour takes place in Old Louisville, a neighborhood reminiscent of Yuletides past mingled with today’s urban vitality. A national historic preservation district boasting the largest collection of Victorian architecture in the country, Old Louisville is a neighborhood as diverse as its history is rich. Named “One of the Great Places in America” in 2016 by the American Planning Association in Washington, D.C., the neighborhood’s private residences and historic buildings seem to exude the revolutionary and transformative spirit poured into their very foundations well over 100 years ago. The Holiday Home Tour is the primary fundraiser for the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote this historic neighborhood.
Holiday Home Tour Serves Up Traditional Victorian Tea
There is something for everyone during the Holiday Home Tour. Step back in time and enjoy an authentic Victorian Tea or take a moment to relax between tour stops with a free bourbon tasting! Free parking is available and shuttles will make regular pick-ups and circulate throughout the tour area.
Set within the Conrad-Caldwell House, this traditional Victorian Tea party will feature a variety of teas, provided by the Louisville Tea Company, and a sampling of savory and sweet treats enjoyed during the Victorian era. The museum will be fully decorated for the holiday season!
This all-ages event. Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to event.
This is a charitable event, which will raise funds to support daily operations at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. All tickets purchased are non-refundable. This includes cancellations due to inclement weather.
Shoe Drive During Tour to Aid Waterstep’s Efforts
The Holiday Home Tour is proud to feature WaterStep as one of its participants this year, and is holding a shoe drive to support their efforts. Shoes are sold to an exporter and funds received help bring safe, clean drinking water to those in need all over the world, saving thousands of lives each year. Shoes donated to WaterStep not only fund water projects, but keep hundreds of tons of waste out of our landfills. So please bring your new and gently used shoes of all types and styles (from high heels to high tops) to the Holiday Home Tour headquarters (the Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center in Central Park) when you pick up your tour ticket to support this important effort.
Holiday Gift Boutique and Carriage Trade
Get a head start on your holiday shopping during the tour at the gift boutique, hosted by The Woman’s Club Of Louisville. The boutique will be located at Carriage Trade, the Woman’s Club’s store in the carriage house behind the Clubhouse “Where High End and Vintage Meet.” At Carriage Trade you’ll find not only holiday items, but finely-crafted home furnishings, one-of-a-kind accessories and unusual pieces to personalize your home. Entry is through the Clubhouse at 1320 S 4th Street, which will be extravagantly decorated for Christmas and also feature items for sale. The boutique is open both days of the tour from noon-5pm.
The Woman’s Club of Louisville was organized with the continuing purpose of promoting and supporting civic improvements, championing the educational and philanthropic needs of the community – especially where women and children are concerned – and cultivating the fine arts.
VIP Tour & Tasting
December 1, 2017 6-10 pm
SOLD OUT. VIP Tickets no longer available.
This year a spectacular evening tour of select mansions will be offered. Come see these gorgeous mansions with their chandeliers aglow! The evening starts at the Russell Houston House now operating as the fabulous Louisville Bourbon Inn. Taste the Evan Williams Single Barrel bourbon or Southern Egg Nog, a glass of wine, and indulge in wonderful hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will offer wine and a bourbon specialty cocktail. Tour the Russell Houston mansion, then a short walk to St. James Court will offer the elegant Conrad Caldwell House and two private residences in their holiday finery.