42nd Annual Holiday Home Tour


Event Dates/Times

Saturday December 1
Sunday December 2
Noon-6pm both days

Event Headquarters

Historic Old Louisville
Visitors Center in Central Park
1340 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40208
502.635.5244

Ticketing / Prices

$30 – Online or At the Door
$50 – Victorian Tea & Holiday Home Tour

Children 12 and under are free.

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.

Trolleys and Parking

The tour provides free parking behind Cochran Elementary School. (For GPS purposes, the school address is 500 W Gaulbert Avenue, 40208; however, entry into parking lot is from Lee Street, which runs behind the school parallel to Gaulbert. Lee is accessible from 4th Street – look for posted signs.) Beginning at approximately 11:45am, then every 10-15 minutes thereafter, shuttle vans pick up at the flagpole marked with Trolley Stop sign. Vans circulate continuously between the school parking lot, the Visitors Center in Central Park (HQ/will-call/ticket sales) and throughout the tour area. Tour homes are typically within walking distance for most people, but shuttles do stop at each one. As noted above, free parking is also available behind the Woman’s Club Clubhouse across from Carriage Trade. Street parking can be found throughout the neighborhood in unrestricted areas (watch for signage).

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OR BE INVOLVED WITH THE TOUR?

$30 – At the Door

$50 – Victorian Tea & Holiday Home Tour

Children 12 and under are free. Groups of 25 or more receive a 20% discount. Please contact Shawn Williams at shawn.williams@oldlouisville.org

 

Want to help make this year’s event a success? Become a sponsor!

For ways you can help ensure the success of the tour, click on the “SPONSOR” button to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

There are a variety of volunteer needs during the Holiday Home Tour. Click on the “VOLUNTEER” button to see what opportunities are available and how you can help – AND receive a free ticket to the tour!

$50 – Be a Star Supporter

Spread good tidings of the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour throughout the neighborhood by becoming a Star Supporter, a unique way to promote and support this annual event!

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