The Filson collects, preserves, and tells the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history – including YOURS!

An image of the historic Ferguson Mansion with a flowering magnolia tree in the foreground. The house is red brick and white stonework. The sky is blue in the background.

The 27th Annual House Tour

Thursday, September 23 – In-Person, 5:00-8:00 pm; Virtual, 6:30-7:30 pm – The 27th Annual House Tour will be presented both in-person and virtually in 2021. The in-person 27th Annual House Tour will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a comprehensive tour of the Filson Historical Society campus, the historic Old Louisville Ferguson Mansion. This tour, led by Filson staff, will feature A Child’s World and Women at Work exhibits as well as items from our collection unique to this event. Participants will enjoy a rare whisky toast. Virtual participants will have access to a virtual Ferguson Mansion exhibit prior to the lecture. T 6:30 pm, both in-person and virtual participants will enjoy a lecture by John David Myles, giving a history of the Ferguson Mansion and exploring other work by its architects, Dodd & Cobb.

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent Beginning 2022

The Filson Historical Society is a unique venue that blends the historic with the modern and provides a stunning background for any event. Several areas of the campus are available to be rented for dinners, retreats, meetings, receptions, parties, or weddings. The venues have access to 74 free parking spaces and wifi, as well as small catering areas. All of the Filson’s facilities have accessible parking.

View a virtual tour of our spaces!

Visit the Filson

1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5083

The Filson will reopen to the public on September 1st, 2021 – Read More! All events are currently being held virtually; to register for our live virtual events, please visit our Events Page; for information on recorded lectures and other activities, please visit us online at Bringing History Home.

We are resuming in person research, and suggest reserving a seat – learn more here.  The research library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm.  Please note: For the remainder of 2021 the Filson’s Research Library will be closing at 12:30 pm on the third Friday of each month.

We also continue to provide remote research services; please email gro.l1632336466aciro1632336466tsihn1632336466oslif1632336466@hcra1632336466eser1632336466.


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