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The Brennan House Historic Home and Gardens


"Recently voted one of Louisville's top 10 favorite buildings by the Courier-Journal (Nov 14, 2004)."

In January 2008, after months of study, the Board of the Brennan House Historic Home voted to change the mission of the organization following recommendations from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and local stakeholders, and to add the role of preservation advocacy to our mission. Although our mission has expanded, we will continue to act as a Heritage Center and to preserve the Brennan House along with the original family collection. In June 2008, the Board chose the name Preservation Louisville, Inc. to reflect the importance of historic preservation to this expanded mission and our community. Preservation Louisville’s new mission:
“Protect and promote the cultural, architectural and environmental heritage of our community.” 

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The Brennan House

Imagine a moment in time...

Group Tours & Visitor Services

The Brennan House (1868) is the last remaining private residence in Louisville's downtown business district. The three-story red-brick Italianate-style home is furnished in a Victorian interior. The Brennans occupied the home from 1884 to 1969. It is one of only two homes in the state that contain an entirely original family collection. Attached to the north side is a 1912 doctor's office.

Group and educational tours are available by appointment.




Weddings, Receptions & Events

Sixteen foot ceilings, a grand staircase, Tiffany lamps and polished antiques make The Brennan House a magical venue for intimate gatherings. With gazebo and cast iron fountain, your garden ceremony will be the wedding of your dreams. A large tulip magnolia tree provides the shade and you provide the romance for a picture-perfect wedding ceremony. Under a tent in autumn or glistening in the summer sun, your wedding will be an event to be remembered. The garden is in flower during spring, summer, and fall months. Dance floors can be accommodated on the veranda or in the garden. Weddings and Receptions at The Brennan House can be as large as 150. Bridal showers, Baby Showers, Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners and Parties are well-suited for the interior of the home.

Experience romance at the Brennan House gardens.

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