USS THOMAS C. HART (DE/FF-1092) VETERANS ASSOCIATION

Louisville Reunion 31 Jul - 4 Aug 2013

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This page shows the reunion Plan of the Day, optional tours, and other great venues that can be explored during your stay in Louisville.  A real effort has been made to keep the cost of this reunion and events as low as possible.  We're starting with a low registration fee of only $15/person.  That will cover your Saturday night dinner at Rocky's on the river, nametags, hospitality suite beverages/snacks, etc..  Association funds will cover the deficit.  The hotel rooms have been renegotiated to only $119 for the Suite Tower rooms.
 
 Your tour inputs were consolidated and these are the most popular options. There will be time to do many other activities as so much is close to our hotel.  Study the options, print the Registration Form, complete the form and mail with your check.  The sooner you can register the better we'll be able to effectively plan and lock in the various events.  There are no minimums on any of these tours so if you want to go, we'll go!  We do need to get a pretty good number as soon as possible on the one guided tour, The Taste of the City Tour.  There are some discounts for certain numbers but we'll worry about those as we go.  If we're able to refund a dollar or two, we'll do that. 
 
Enjoy Louisville Shipmates!

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Click here to see who has signed up already!

You need to call the hotel and make your reservations:  Call 800-843-4258 - Be sure you tell them you are with the Thomas C Hart Navy Group.  Rooms are only $119 per night.  Click on the Registration Form link above, complete the form, and mail with check made out to TCHVA.
 

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Downtown Map of Louisville

Downtown Restaurants

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Wednesday, July 31st "Early Bird Arrivals"
 
Supper at Joe's Crab Shack - for those who arrive on Wednesday before 1800 or so, we'll muster up and take a short walk down to Joe's Crab Shack and enjoy some dinner.  Most entrees are around $20.  It's a fun atomosphere located right on the Ohio River.  After dinner, we'll drift on back to the Galt House and hang out in out hospitality suite that overlooks the Ohio River!  See link below for Joe's menu. 
 

Click to View Joe's Crab Shack Menu

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Thursday, August 1st:

 
0900 - Taste of the City Guided Tour - $55/person.  The title of this tour pretty much says it all! On this fun and unique tour,  you will get to see the best sights, hear the history and stories and taste the delicious traditional foods that give Louisvile its unique flavor.  You will see Churchill Downs, Old Louisville, Germantown, the Highlands, Butchertown, Thomas Edison House, Cavehill Cemetery, the Victorian Mansion neighborhood, St James Court, the Cast Iron District, the worlds tallest baseball bat, downtown Louisville, the Ohio River, Whiskey Row, and more. The tour will stop at a few very special local spots for you to get off the bus, enjoy and do a little tasting and shopping.  We will stop at an 1891 historic confectionery, Colonel Sanders Gravesite, an African cookie shop, Butchertown Marketplace... and a park known for its beautiful skyline view!  Of course, we couldn't call ourselves City Taste Tours without letting you taste what Louisville is all about.  So, you will get to taste Modjeska, Benedictine, the Mint Julep, the Kentucky Hot Brown, a Bourbon Ball... in addition to local chocolates and few surprise treats from local vendors.  A great introduction to a fantastic city!
 
1400 - Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory - $10/person -  The factory and museum is just four blocks from the hotel.  This is the home of the world famous bats used by professional baseball players. You'll tour the factory, watching bats being manufactured for the pro players and you will visit the world class museum containing some of baseball's most precious memorabilia. Click the link below for more details of this venue.  Don't leave Louisville without visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum. 
 
1900 - Horseshoe Casino - Harrison County Indiana - While not a pre-paid tour, if you like we can team up and drive about 20 minutes to Southern Indiana and visit Horseshoe Casino.  They have a great dinner buffet (Paula Deen Buffet - average check is $16) plus other restaurants if you are wanting a meal.  Of course, the place is known for its casino on the riverboat.  Yes, the riverboat is a floating casino!  Hey,maybe you'll win BIG!
 

Slugger Museum Link

Horseshoe Casino Indiana

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Friday, August 2nd:
 
1000 - Kentucky Derby Museum - $14/person - The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a very visible part of our community as one of Louisville’s premiere attractions. Graciously welcoming over 210,000 guests through the doors each year and giving them a first hand look at the event for which Louisville, Kentucky is known worldwide. The Museum aims to provide a lasting impression of tradition, hospitality and pride to our many visitors.  The Museum has welcomed more than 4 million visitors from all over the world including celebrities Bo Derek, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Muhammad Ali, Sigourney Weaver, Gene Simmons, Susan St. James, Dick Eversoll, O.J. Simpson, President Mikhail Gorbachev, and First Minister of Scotland.
 
1330 - Visit Louisville Stoneware Company - $7/person - Home of high quality, hand crafted stoneware and pottery.  Pottery of all types including bakeware, dinnerware, serving pieces, and collectibles are all hand crafted by true artisans.  Visit their factorey and store and take home a real piece of Louisville history.  Click the link below for much more on this historic and famous Louisville enterprise. 
 
1900 - Attend Louisville Rivebats AAA baseball game - $10/person -  The Bats will be playing Syracuse.  Slugger Field is the home of the bats just blocks from our hotel.  The ballpark is beautiful and was birthed from the old stock yards buildings.  Truly a beautiful place.  Beer, hot dogs, the works!  You'll love this event!  See link below.

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Kentucky Derby Museum

Louisville Stoneware Company

Louisville Bats

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Saturday, August 3rd:
 
0900 - TCHVA Business Meeting - All TCHVA members are requested to be present.
 
After the Business Meeting, the rest of the day is free until our dinner later in the evening.  This is a great time to take those out of town journeys; perhaps the Bourbon Trail, Corvette Factory in Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave, near Bowling Green as well.  Hang around town and take in the Street Rod show at the Fairgrounds.  Other venues near the hotel include Frazier History Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, Palace Theatre, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Science Center and more. 
 
1830 -  Muster at "Rockys Italian Restaurant" in Jeffersonville, Indiana for TCHVA dining and banquet! Dress is very casual! We'll have a separate room so bring your auction items, etc..  We'll secure at Rocky's around 2200 and return to our hospitality suite!
 
Menu
 
Your choice of : Chicken Parmigiana, Spagetti & Meatballs, Pepperoni Calzone, Bake Lasagna, Grilled Salmon & Vegetables
Plus a side of your choice: Italian Wedding Soup, Minestrone Soup, House Salad, Caesar Salad
Plus all of the hard bread, olive oil, and pepper you care to consume!