Tucked in Old Louisville, just five minutes from our downtown Louisville hotel, is a fascinating piece of history called the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. It was originally a vast home commissioned by Theophile Conrad in 1893, who spent nearly ten times what it would typically cost to build a house at the time. The mansion, nicknamed Conrad’s Castle was bought by Caldwell family in 1905 and some of their descendants are tour guides in what is now a museum filled with turrets, gargoyles, stained glass windows and decadent Victorian design. Open Wednesday to Sunday, visitors can take a guided tour of the house and check out the painstakingly restored period items within it, as well as different traveling exhibits that focus on aspects of Louisville’s past. Bet you didn’t think you’d find a Victorian castle in Kentucky!
Address: 1402 St. James Court, Louisville