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Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle)

1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208-2127
+1 502-636-5023
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The tour was very enjoyable especially the part about the crafted wood work. The Tour Guide Barb... read more

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The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a historic, Victorian mansion located in the heart of Old Louisville on St. James Court. It is one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture and was the masterpiece of famed local architect Arthur Loomis of Clarke & Loomis. Surrounded by a beautiful courtyard neighborhood at the center of the largest collection of Victorian Homes in the US, "Conrad's Castle" featured all the latest innovations of its day, including interior plumbing and electric lighting. Known for its beautiful woodwork and parquet floors, this massive Bedford limestone home, covered with gargoyles, beautiful archways, and elaborate stone designs, incorporated 7 types of hardwoods and magnificent stained glass windows in the interior design, making it one of the most stunning homes in Old Louisville. The Museum has been lovingly restored to the Edwardian Age, housing a massive collection of period items including many original pieces, and stands as a testament to the abundant lifestyle of the owners, two of Louisville's most prominent businessmen and entrepreneurs, Theophile Conrad and William E. Caldwell. Step back in time as you learn more about the era, the neighborhood, and the families who lived here. **The House offers tours Wednesday through Friday and on Sundays at 1 pm and 3 pm and on Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. For security reasons we do not offer self-guided tours, we only offer guided tours at the stated times. Tour availability is on a first come, first serve basis, we do not take reservations for groups of less than 10 people. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the door 30 minutes prior to each tour. Advanced reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.Ticket costs are Adults-$10 Seniors & Military-$8 Students-$6 Children under the age of 5 are free. ***On the 3rd Thursday of every month the museum also offers extended tour times at 5pm & 7pm for our 3rd Thursday Twilight Tours. Our tours last between 60-90 minutes as our trained tour guides take guests back in time through this informative tour of the home's 3 floors set up with original family pieces circa 1908. Donations are greatly appreciated as this is a 501(c)3 non-profit. More information on the museum and our special events can be found by visiting our website. Thank you for your interest in the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum!
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1402 St James Ct, Louisville, KY 40208-2127
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was very enjoyable especially the part about the crafted wood work. The Tour Guide Barb was very knowledgeable about many aspects of the house. Anyone interested in Victorian architecture should attend this tour.

4  Thank chill402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent tour with Beth! She gives wonderful family references and adds a personal touch to the experience. You can take pictures and ask questions throughout the tour.

5  Thank Luci G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was great! The House was beautifully kept to reflect the original time period. If you have time I recommend you also tour the surrounding neighborhood too! Beautiful architecture!

6  Thank Leigh J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the personal perspective that Barbara gave as a family member. Very knowledgeable and willing to show us all the extra spaces!! Will be back!! And the chair on the left is the gentleman’s chair!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour on Sunday, August 5, at 1:00 was a delightful, engaging afternoon spent touring a period house museum. The guide was thorough without being boring and his relaxed manner made the experience fun for all. This gem of Old Louisville is not to be...More

6  Thank AccuracyAdvocate
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour of an historic home that was actually given by a descendant of one of the owners. Her knowledge and family stories added an extra appeal to the tour that you don't normally get on one of these tours.

6  Thank eandjhill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take some time to walk down St. James St. The homes are just beautiful. The house on the inside and out is gorgeous. The details in the floors, the stairwell, ceilings, and doors are just astounding.

6  Thank Fabreeze131
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small group lead around the museum by a very well read guide. Interesting history and much to see. Takes approx. 2 hours, wouldn't really recommend for small children. Lovely neighborhood and park.

5  Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just paid our second visit in two years. The location is fantastic- it is the crown jewel of many other beautiful homes in the area. See this place first and learn much about the neighborhood. There are many opinions I'm sure about what makes this...More

7  Thank loriejacobs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stately Victorian crowns a neighborhood of stately homes, and it’s fun to simply drive around the neighborhood and look at the ornate architecture. But, don’t stop there! Go on a tour of the Conrad-Caldwell home and its history and details will be captivating. I...More

7  Thank Lisa D
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978michaell
27 November 2016|
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Response from Conrad C | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, Michael. We are open from Wednesday through Sunday with guided tours of the home at 1pm and 3pm. We offer an additional tour on Saturday morning at 11am. We also hold our twilight tours on the... More
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bolanmoen
29 September 2016|
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Response from Don G | Reviewed this property |
Best to drive, parking can be found up and down the side streets or across the road a city park, side roads can get full. on a nice day well worth short walk to look at the gorgeous old homes in the area. No problem buying... More
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Margaret N
2 May 2016|
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Response from Margaret Y | Property representative |
Our tours are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military, and $5 for students. We offer guided tours of the house Wednesday-Sunday at 1pm and 3pm with an additional tour on Saturday morning at 11am.
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