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11/30/2017

Old Louisville decked out for holiday home tour

New VIP tour and bourbon tasting makes its debut this year

Louisville, Ky., (Nov. 29, 2017) – ‘Tis the season to take stroll through some homes in a Louisville neighborhood that’s touted across the globe for having the largest collection of restored Victorian homes in the country.

The Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour will shine the spotlight on an extensive collection of the neighborhood’s Victorian mansions, which are decorated and put on display for the public to enjoy.

The 41st annual event is under way Dec. 2 and 3 from noon to 6 p.m. The festive tour features decorated town homes, historic buildings and iconic Victorian mansions on South Sixth Street, Floral Terrace, Garvin Gate and St. James Court.

During the Holiday Home Tour, visitors can take a step back in time and enjoy an authentic Victorian Tea, browse the gift boutique for holiday treasures, or relax between tour stops with a complimentary bourbon tasting.

Making its debut this year is a VIP tour and tasting on Dec. 1. In addition to a tour, guests can also enjoy Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon, Southern Egg Nog, wine and hors d’ oeuvres. The VIP tour begins at the Russell Houston House, which operates as the Louisville Bourbon Inn, and also includes stops at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum and two private residences on St. James Court.

VIP tours take place at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Free parking will be available and regular shuttle pick-ups will be running throughout the tour area. Pre-sale tickets are available for $25 until Dec. 1 and can be purchased by visiting the Historic Old Louisville Visitors Center in Central Park or by calling (502) 635-5244. Day of tickets can be purchased for $30 at the Visitors Center (the ticketing headquarters) where guests will receive their tour booklet, which serves as the admission ticket.

VIP tickets are $50 and also include a ticket for the full Holiday Home Tour on December 2 or 3.

To preserve, protect and promote the history and culture, the Old Louisville’s Holiday Home Tour serves as the primary fundraiser for the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council. For more information about the Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour, visit www.oldlouisville.org/holiday-home-tour.

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