Victorian Tales of Terror


Tours are from 6-9 pm Friday-Saturday October 20-21 and Thursday-Saturday October 26-28. Space is limited, timed entry required for your best experience. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of performance. Children 13 and under $5 (pre-sale or same day) Children 3 and under free

New this year!  Victorian Tales of Terror VIP Party Thursday October 19 8-11 pm. Conrad Caldwell House in Caldwell Hall on Magnolia Street. Theatrical experience with seances. Come for a great evening and sip Heaven Hill bourbons, wine, Old Louisville Brewery specialty beer and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. $50 includes 1 drink, hors d’oeurves, as well as a ticket to the Victorian Tales of Terror play/tour any night Oct 20-21,Oct 26-28! Space is limited. Please reserve your ticket by October 1st. Cash Bar available.

Part outdoor theater, part walking tour, part Halloween haunted event. The Victorian Tales of Terror is a theatrical experience that takes place on the streets of Old Louisville.
This year we focus on the Southern Exposition of 1883, and the nefarious deeds of the horrible Dr. Arthur Scarlett, a serial killer that used the Exposition as his hunting grounds.

You’ll meet his victims, his cohorts (evil clowns, wicked children), the Harvest Queen, Thomas Edison, and in a final confrontation meet the Doctor himself.

The tour is conducted by the Society of the Unseen Hand a fictitious paranormal investigation group, founded in Louisville in the late 1800’s. The guides play actual members of the society, Physical Mediums that can manifest the spirits of the past.

The tours start in the Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center (1340 S. 4th Street) in Central Park and go through the neighborhood, including Belgravia Court and St. James Court.

The actors are all local volunteers, including the Louisville Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This year’s production has been written by Chazz Petersen and Daniel Gatlin, and directed by Chazz Petersen.
The tours leave every ten minutes from the Visitors Center starting at 7:00 p.m with the last tour leaving at 9:00 p.m., the shows last about one hour.

Call the Visitors Center with specific questions at (502)635-5244. The Center is located in Central Park, 1340 S. 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208.