One Day Suggested Experience
*These itineraries were specifically built to feature and include Black Cultural exhibits & experiences, Black Owned businesses and the recommendations from our Quintessential Black Experience in Louisville blog.
SuperChefs-Imaginative breakfasts & Southern style fare served all-day in lively superhero themed spot that is the brainchild of celebrity chef Darnell Ferguson. Serving urban eclectic American dishes with a twist, you are sure to find something to love at Superhero Chefs!
Riverside, The Farnsley-Moremen Landing-For more than 200 years, the Farnsley-Moremen House has been the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic farm atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River. More than 25 years of archaeology digs and research has uncovered new information about the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the farm, and their paths to freedom, that visitors can learn about on dedicated tours and archaeological experiences.
Kentucky Derby Museum-Experience the greatest 2 minutes in racing as you watch the “Greatest Race” in a 360-degree theatre. Tour the historic Churchill Downs to learn the history of the track to see the famous track up close. While exploring the museum, be sure to stop by the African Americans in Thoroughbred Racing exhibit to learn about the integral role African Americans have played in Thoroughbred racing in America from the very first Kentucky Derby race.
Daddy Rich’s-Located in historic Old Louisville, Daddy Rich’s features a full menu of moderately priced “soul” food items from gourmet chicken wings to waffles and wraps.
Frazier History Museum-Explore over 1,000 years of history throughout the Frazier History Museum with interactive exhibits and seeing history come to life through costumed actors who bring visitors face-to-face with some of the events and people who changed the world, including The Smiths who share the stories of live West of Ninth Street in Louisville. Using photographs and personal narratives to share the stories of residents of the nine neighborhoods that make up West Louisville.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory-You cannot miss the 120-foot-tall Louisville Slugger bat welcoming you to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Stand with Jackie Robinson. Admire Hank Aaron’s heroics. Hold Derek Jeter’s bat. Every day at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory celebrate the extraordinary impact Black baseball players have on the game and society. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory covers the bases, from before the Negro Leagues to today’s superstars. At the end of your visit, you will even get to take a mini Slugger bat home with you.
Roots 101-Explore this brand-new museum adjacent to Louisville’s Main Street and Whiskey Row that is dedicated to telling the story of the African American journey from Africa and all ports in between. Other highlights include learning about Black local musicians’ influence on genres from old time Jugband to gospel and R & B. “Check-in” to a model hotel room that would have been featured in the famous “Green Book”.
Muhammad Ali Center–Stroll through the award-winning, multicultural center dedicated to the life and legacy of Louisville native son, Muhammad Ali. Learn about Ali’s incredible life that fueled his journey become the “Greatest of All Time.” Step into the boxing ring and take on the Champ, discover the story behind his infamous red bike that started his boxing career, and see the Olympic torch he used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The Muhammad Ali Center has been a part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail since early 2020.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience-Situated on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” featuring an artisanal distillery, tours, and tastings. Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams-- Kentucky’s first distiller, this immersive experience brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit.
Abyssinia Authentic Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar-Enjoy authentic Ethiopian cuisine where you will find a traditional menu filled with everything from chicken to seafood, and vegan offerings. After dinner enjoy Ethiopian coffee or the Abyssinia coffee ceremony.