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Group Tours Found ONLY in OLDHAM!

You’re A Big Deal In Our Smaller Town!

Oldham County, KY is 25 minutes from downtown Louisville

and 70 minutes from the Ark Encounter

Eastern Time Zone

 

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We are the PERFECT Hub & Spoke destination and regularly entertains groups of all sizes! We are known for our small town value, referred for our attention to detail & Perks, and loved for our BIG Kentucky attractions. As a matter of fact, Oldham County has over 10 attractions that you’ll find in ONE PLACE in KentuckyOnly in Oldham!

 

Plan to STAY just outside the city and SAVE with our LOW hotel room taxes!   With all Hotels being on I-71 at Exit 22, Oldham County has become a favorite overnight destination for those wanting to stay outside the City, as well as add VALUE – especially those with repeat travelers, and regular trips to The Ark Encounter, but still wanting to include City attractions such as the Kentucky Derby Museum in their itineraries.

 

Underground Railroad History

Designations by the National Park Service Network to Freedom

 

Here in Oldham County, we are well-known for our Underground Railroad programs! Our Underground Railroad History is recognized by two designations by the National Park Service Network to Freedom – one being the ONLY Archives designation in Kentucky! Your group will love our Lunch & Learn on the Underground Railroad, a Perk only available through the Oldham County Tourism office. A Kentucky Comfort Foods buffet is provided while we learn from a nationally renowned Underground Railroad book author, then tour of a slave-owner’s parlor. *We do this tour as a lunch or dinner option!

 

NEW Underground Railroad Tours in 2023!

The Oldham County Tourism office is excited to present two cemeteries available for private group tours through the Tourism Office!

 

Historic Pewee Valley Cemetery Tour

A fascinating private cemetery with Little Colonel history, southern antebellum history, and Underground Railroad history – all in Kentucky’s only recognized true Confederate Cemetery

 

Historic African American Cemetery Tour

A pre-Civil War thru current time cemetery tour by candlelight to learn about Oldham County’s Underground Railroad history through the actual lives of its people. *This is the perfect addition to an afternoon tour with our Kentucky Comfort Foods buffet dinner, and speaker.

 

There’s Even More

 

Oldham County is also home to Craft Bourbon Tours & Tastings, Old-Fashioned Cocktail Classes with horses, 13 different Farm Tours (5 are horse farms), mead & cider tastings at Kentucky’s ONLY Meadery, a gorgeous, easily accessible Botanical Gardens, and a very walkable , Mayberry-esque historic Main Street shopping and dining district!   Read about Oldham County’s contributions to the Kentucky Derby – we can include these in your Oldham County Group Itinerary!

 

Conveniently located outside the bustle of the city, we are close enough to still include such regional attractions as the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, the Louisville Slugger Museum, or the Ali Center, and the NEW Roots 101 African American Museum, in our itineraries!

 

 

 

 

Oldham County – as seen on HGTV in 2022

 

The Oldham County town of La Grange was featured in the HGTV series, “Home Town Kickstart” that premiered April 24th, 2022. We always include time on Main Street in La Grange where you’ll find shopping & dining as part of our most Oldham County Group Tour Itineraries!

 

NOTE:  As with all small towns, a tour group beyond the normal local crowd can catch small restaurants and shops off guard, and we don’t want that to happen to you! Be sure to chat with Kim Hydes, Executive Director of Oldham County Tourism (below), for help booking your visits to La Grange to ensure that your time with us is FABULOUS!  Keep in mind that many mom-and-pop shops and restaurants in Kentucky are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

 

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    A photo of Kim Buckler Hydes, Tourism Director in Oldham County, KY

    Kim Hydes
    Executive Director

    Oldham County KY Tourism
    Director@TourOldham.com

    We’re Here When You’re Ready!

     

    Oldham County KY Tourism & Conventions
    Office: (502) 222-0056  •  Toll Free: (800) 813-9953