3 of the Best Ghost Tours in Louisville

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published July 20, 2023

With its long and storied history, Louisville, Kentucky has several haunted tours exploring tales of tragedy, mystery and paranormal activity.

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In a town that boasts several reputedly haunted locations, Old Louisville ghost tours take visitors to historic buildings, theaters, hotels and underground tunnels, all sites that provide an eerie atmosphere. The haunted tours make the most of Louisville’s urban legends and folklore surrounding ghostly apparitions, haunted houses and other supernatural occurrences. Guides share the legends and tell the chilling tales from the city’s past. Take a look at some of the tours providing three different themed experiences.

Vengeful Spirits All Ages Ghost Tour

This 90-minute walking tour provides thrills and chills while still being a family friendly event. The guide shares stories of some of Louisville’s most haunted locations. The Old Louisville ghost tour shows off the neighborhood’s historical architecture, botanical elegance and a variety of ghost stories. Stops include the St. James Court Fountain, the castle-like Conrad-Caldwell House, the three-story Infirmary for Women and the twisted Witches’ Tree. This haunted tour is an opportunity to get spooked while learning some of Louisville’s history. From $24.99 per person.

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Louisville Prohibition Ghosts Cocktails & Bites Walking Tour

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If you’re going to take a haunted tour, you may find it comforting to indulge in spirits of the liquid kind. This three-hour night-time tour winds through Louisville’s dark, haunted pasts while plying you with beer, cocktails, bourbon tasting, small bites and one large dish. It introduces visitors to the resident ghosts of Louisville’s historic downtown, traces the footsteps of the bourbon magnates and mobsters who ran the town during Prohibition and reveals the hidden speakeasies in the belly of Whiskey Row. You’ll get to taste the story of Louisville through small bites and cocktails–including four Prohibition-era cocktails. Tour arrangers recommend you don’t drive yourself home from this tour. From $139.

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Supernatural, Paranormal Buff Walking Tour

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If you’re looking for a tour led by a true believer, book this walking tour led by a trained Orisha/Voodoo priestess and expert storyteller. Angelique leads an exploration into the occult and macabre on this 3-hour, interactive Old Louisville ghost tour. The tour takes guests outdoors and indoors from the Witches Tree and Fountain Court to the darkened interiors of the Conrad-Caldwell House and a Third Street mansion that was once home to poets and artists. Special features include a signed copy of David Domine’s “True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood,” drinks and a surprise treat. The tour welcomes diehard ghost hunters for this haunted tour. From $110 per person.

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