Saturday December 1
Sunday December 2
Noon-6pm both days
Historic Old Louisville
Visitors Center in Central Park
1340 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Tickets may be purchased or picked up at Will Call at the Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center in Central Park (1340 S. 4th Street) after 11:15am. Tour participants open their doors at noon.
The 42nd 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.
Tour-goers aged 21 and over can relax between tour stops and enjoy a premium bourbon tasting hosted by the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Tastings are held at the Louisville Bourbon Inn (1332 S 4th Street) from 12-5pm Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday.
Free parking is available at the Cochran Elementary School (500 W Gaulbert Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, but cars enter behind the school from Lee Street). Free shuttles will make regular pick-ups at Cochran and circulate throughout the tour area. Free parking is also available in the lot behind the Louisville Woman’s Club at 1320 S. 4th Street. Access is from the alley behind the building, accessible from 4th Street or Park Avenue.
Holiday Home Tour Serves Up Traditional Victorian Tea
Set within the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 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 is an all-ages event, but reservations are required. Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to your reserved seating time.
The tea is a charitable event which raises funds to support daily operations at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. All tickets purchased are non-refundable, including cancellations due to inclement weather.
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. Their year-round gift shop, “Carriage Trade,” will feature a wide selection of affordable decorations, gifts, jewelry, home furnishings, accessories and other one-of-a-kind items. Entry is through the Woman’s Club main clubhouse at 1320 S. 4th Street, which will also be beautifully decorated for Christmas and feature items for sale. Open Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 from noon–6pm each day.
Open to the public for this first time this year, the Woman’s Club is hosting a pancake breakfast with Santa from 9:30-11:30am on Saturday morning. Chef Harold Baker, previously with Gary’s on Spring, will cook a delicious breakfast to include all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage links. Santa will be in attendance and ready for photographs, passing out candy canes along with his elves. Participants can enjoy face painting, ornament making, writing letters to Santa, and coloring sheets. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3–12, and children under 3 are free. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Woman’s Club at 502-634-9437.
All Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour patrons will be able to park for free in the Woman’s Club parking lot, located behind the Clubhouse (1320 S. 4th Street) across from Carriage Trade. The parking lot will open at 11:30am each morning and close no later than 6pm each evening. Restrooms for tourgoers are also available inside the Clubhouse.
The Woman’s Club of Louisville was organized with the continuing purpose of promoting and supporting civic improvements, cultivating the fine arts, championing the educational and philanthropic needs of the community, especially where women and children are concerned.