In 2023, David Dominé's Victorian Ghost Walk® returns for its 15th year!
Come join us in "America's Most Haunted Neighborhood" as David Dominé's Victorian Ghost Walk® celebrates another year!
The third weekend in October the streets and front lawns of Old Louisville will once again come alive with local acting talent as we resurrect a cast of real-life characters and legendary spirits who return from the grave to tell their tales of phantom woe. Witches and hoodoo priestesses, victims of poisoning, denizens of the Gilded Age who died in penury, those who found out the hard way that it's never good to dabble in the black arts—the Victorian Ghost Walk has it all! Not to mention, it's all set against the back drop of stunning Victorian mansions and beautiful gas-lit alleys and walkways!
In 2023, repeat participants at this beloved Halloween "porch-and-parlor play" will see many familiar faces, though the actors may be different from previous years: Jennie Bowman, the unfortunate young maid brutally attacked by burglars in her employers' mansion; Simon Kracht, the infamous resurrectionist who "procured" just-buried corpses for the city medical college; Lucinda, the grief-stricken lunatic who proclaimed herself "Queen of America" in 1885; Millionaire Alfred Victor DuPont, who died at the hands of his scorned mistress—or at least that's what they said, because Maggie Payne makes an appearance to set the record straight!
In addition, we're excited to add a line-up of new goblins and sad spirits year's Victorian Ghost Walk®, most notably, the haint of famed St. James Court poet Madison Julian Cawein, who was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame just this year. With a penchant for the morbid and morose, the broody and foreboding, his poems about spooks and the supernatural will provide a bit of literary flair to your haunted jaunt through Old Louisville this year!
2023 is our 15th year and there will be 13 separate performances each night on October 20, 21, and 22. The South Fourth Street Association presents the event and the director is Keith McGill.
Also: Please consider supporting our nearest friendly neighborhood establishments such as Buck's Restaurant or the Old Louisville Tavern if you're interested in something to eat or drink before or after your tour. Or, even better, make an entire weekend out of it and book a room at one of our lovely inns such as the Dupont Mansion Bed & Breakfast, the Louisville Bourbon Inn, Central Park Bed & Breakfast, the Samuel Culbertson Mansion, or the 1888 Historic Rocking Horse Manor.
Except for items already in the public domain, all stories and scripts of the Victorian Ghost Walk® constitute the intellectual property of David Dominé solely, and as such, they are subject to federal copyright protection.