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Dark History Walking Tour of Whiskey Row, Louisville

Discover Louisville’s darkest secrets on this guided walking history tour of Whiskey Row.
Where:Louisville, Kentucky
Price for:1 Participant
Availability:COMING SOON
Discover Derby City’s darkest secrets!

As the sun sets, you follow your expert storytelling guide along the shores of the murky Ohio River, through dimly lit alleyways behind bustling Whiskey Row where the echoes of bygone eras resound with tragic tales of the forlorn, the ruthless, the betrayed and the oppressed. You’ll learn the chilling tales and sinister secrets that skulk behind the storied streets and historic architecture.

This immersive walking tour delves into the darker chapters of Louisville’s history, exposing you to history only told in whispers, diving into dark scandals and salacious unsolved murders that gripped the community, leaving behind a trail of intrigue and mystery. As well, the tour pays homage to those whose stories have been long forgotten or rewritten, who struggled against the chains of oppression leaving a legacy that should never be forgotten.

This tour pulls no punches with Louisville sordid past - murder, salacious underground clubs, enslavement, plague – it covers it all!

Throughout the 2-hour guided tour you’ll hear tales about:

  • The salacious tunnels beneath Whiskey Row.
  • Unsolved murders and shocking scandals.
  • Cunning bootleggers who defied Prohibition.
  • Fires, plagues, and floods that ravage Louisville leaving behind a wake of destruction.
  • Those who struggled against the chains of oppression.

What's included:

  • Led by an entertaining, professional guide.
  • 2-hour guided haunting history tour.
  • Audio headset to hear your guide.

When:  Available year-round Tuesdays - Sundays*
*Subject to availability

Duration: 2-hours,  1 - 1.5 miles of walking on flat surfaces

Need to know:

  • This is a dark history walking tour, not a walking food tour! You won’t be eating or drinking anything on this tour.
  • This tour covers true history that may be disturbing or upsetting for certain age groups. We suggest a minimum of 12 years for this tour.
  • The tour will end a few minutes walk from where the tour begins.
  • This tour does not stop indoors anywhere, and you will be standing and walking outside for 2 hours.
  • The maximum number of participants per tour is 20.
  • This tour is wheelchair friendly with advance notice (advise tour provider when you reserve your tour day / time).
  • This experience runs rain or shine. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfy shoes.
  • Tour guide gratuities are graciously accepted at your discretion.

This experience takes place at Louisville, Kentucky.  VIEW MAP

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