Founded over two centuries ago, Louisville is steeped in history waiting to be explored. From Victorian homes and historic hotels to cultural centers and museums, our city’s proud history is around every corner.
This century-old hotel blends breathtaking architectural features with modern amenities and has accommodated famous guests, from the Duke of Windsor to Barack Obama.
This beautiful and historic cemetery contains many of Louisville’s most prominent citizens, including Colonel Harlan Sanders, George Rogers Clark and Muhammad Ali.
Tour this Richardsonian Romanesque castle, which stands as a distinguishing marker among the largest collection of restored Victorian homes in the nation.
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum documents stories from history using artifacts, exhibitions and guided tours.
The legendary Galt House remains the only waterfront hotel in downtown Louisville with its two 25-story towers overlooking the Ohio River.
The Center enhances public knowledge about the history, heritage and cultural contributions of African Americans in Kentucky.
Experience interactive exhibits, a guided walking tour of Churchill Downs and a 360° movie celebrating the tradition, hospitality and pride of the Kentucky Derby.
Weave your own souvenir coaster at this fiber arts education organization and historic site teaching the history of weaving and textile arts.
Tour this Georgian mansion – now a National Historic Landmark – which serves as a unique example of early Kentucky architecture, craftsmanship and history.
Experience the history, architecture and even the supernatural of Old Louisville – America’s Grandest Victorian Neighborhood.
The corner of S Fourth St and West Ormsby Ave (in front of the brown “Welcome to Old Louisville” sign)