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.

The Brown Hotel

This century-old hotel blends breathtaking architectural features with modern amenities and has accommodated famous guests, from the Duke of Windsor to Barack Obama.

Location335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Cave Hill Cemetery

This beautiful and historic cemetery contains many of Louisville’s most prominent citizens, including Colonel Harlan Sanders, George Rogers Clark and Muhammad Ali.

Location701 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Conrad-Caldwell House

Tour this Richardsonian Romanesque castle, which stands as a distinguishing marker among the largest collection of restored Victorian homes in the nation.

Location1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208

Frazier International History Museum

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum documents stories from history using artifacts, exhibitions and guided tours.

Location829 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

The Galt House

The legendary Galt House remains the only waterfront hotel in downtown Louisville with its two 25-story towers overlooking the Ohio River.

Location140 North Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

The Center enhances public knowledge about the history, heritage and cultural contributions of African Americans in Kentucky.

Location1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203

Kentucky Derby Museum

Experience interactive exhibits, a guided walking tour of Churchill Downs and a 360° movie celebrating the tradition, hospitality and pride of the Kentucky Derby.

Location704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

The Little Loomhouse

Weave your own souvenir coaster at this fiber arts education organization and historic site teaching the history of weaving and textile arts.

Location328 Kenwood Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40214

Locust Grove

Tour this Georgian mansion – now a National Historic Landmark – which serves as a unique example of early Kentucky architecture, craftsmanship and history.

Location561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Historic Tours

Experience the history, architecture and even the supernatural of Old Louisville – America’s Grandest Victorian Neighborhood.

LocationThe corner of S Fourth St and West Ormsby Ave (in front of the brown “Welcome to Old Louisville” sign)

University of Louisville

2301 S. 3rd St.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292