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The 27th Annual House Tour

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – $150

Register here for the IN-PERSON event.

Register here for the VIRTUAL event.

This event is presented by Blue Grass Motorsport and our contributing sponsors Kentucky Select Properties, MCM, Ben Tyler, Advance Ready Mix, Karzen Langan + James, Parthenon LLC, Antiques at Distillery Commons, Glenview Trust, and Alcott & Bentley.

In Person (5:00-8:00 pm) at the Filson Historical Society:

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, followed by Filson lecturer, John David Myles, who will give a history of the Ferguson Mansion, and explore other work by its architects Dodd & Cobb and their associates in Louisville and California. He will also place the mansion within the context of other Louisville landmarks of the Beaux Arts era such as Rostrevor, the former First Christian Church on Fourth Street, and the Police Court building behind Metro Hall. Participants will be able to ask questions at the conclusion of the lecture. The in-person event will also include food and drink. A virtual option (also including food and drink) will be available for those who want to view the lecture only. In-person seating is limited, registration is required. To attend in-person, proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 will need to be presented along with your ticket at the time of the event.

Virtual (6:30-7:30 pm):

The virtual 27th Annual House Tour will feature access to a virtual Ferguson Mansion exhibit prior to the lecture. At 6:30 pm, Filson Lecturer, John David Myles, will give a history of the Ferguson Mansion, and explore other work by its architects Dodd & Cobb and their associates in Louisville and California. He will also place the mansion within the context of other Louisville landmarks of the Beaux Arts era such as Rostrevor, the former First Christian Church on Fourth Street, and the Police Court building behind Metro Hall. Participants will be able to ask questions at the conclusion of the lecture. Food and drink will be delivered to your home prior to the event.

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.l1634493856aciro1634493856tsihn1634493856oslif1634493856@hcra1634493856eser1634493856.

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