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Kentucky Derby Museum

Online Reservations
Click here to make a reservation for your group tour online.


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For information about watching the races at Churchill Downs during the Spring or Fall Meet click here.

Group Tours

Your Museum Experience:

Experience the pageantry and excitement of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports"™, the Kentucky Derby. Enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits. Visitors can try to call a race, test drive a Thoroughbred on "Riders Up" (the horse racing simulator exhibit), view Derby races dating back to 1918 and much more.

The Museum features a 360 degree hi-def film, "The Greatest Race", that puts our guests in the heart of the Kentucky Derby action.

The Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs is included with your Museum experience. View the Grandstand, Clubhouse, Finish Line and Winner's Circle as our knowledgeable tour guides showcase the history and tradition of Churchill Downs. Tour includes a visit with our equine residents located in the backyard paddock.

Allow 1 1/2 hrs

Group Admission Rates:
15 or more: $10.00 pp
(Children 12 and Under: $5.00 pp)

(prices subject to change)

Your group admission includes all of our permanent exhibits, special exhibits as well as our historic guided walking tour. You can also take advantage of the Finish Line Giftshop and the Derby Cafe.

Enhance Your Visit:

Pricing does not include Derby Week, April 26-30, 2015. Please contact Group Tours for rates.

Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Experience the authenticity of the backside of the race track during breakfast in the Track Kitchen. Located directly rail side on the race track, guests will enjoy typical morning fare while watching the horses during their morning workouts. Please note, this area is not available to the general public / offered Mar - Nov.

$28 per person, includes Museum admission. Tour available March-November at 7:00am or 8:30am. 15 guest minimum. Plan 3 hours with Museum visit. Reservations and deposit required 30 days from visit.



Hat Making

What's your fashion attitude? Big brim with lots of trimmings or simple and chic? During our Hatitude event, you will create your own personally designed Derby hat. We provide the hat, all the ribbons, bows, flowers and fanfare - you provide the style. Reserve today and flex your Hatitude.

$26 per person




Off to the Races

Place Your Bets

A mock racing activity that provides all the thrill and excitement of pari-mutuel wagering. Each guest receives $5,000 in play money - $$Horsey Bucks$$. The event emcee provides handicapping insight and tips for picking the winner.

$22 per person,





Breakfast at the Spires

Breakfast Spires

Be inspired by the athleticism of the horses during their morning workouts while breakfasting alongside the world famous Twin Spires. Truly an exclusive experience / offered Mar - Dec.

$20 per person





Bourbon Basics

VIP Museum Tour

Take your Museum experience to a new level by adding a class from our Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick. This exclusive bourbon class is designed to provide your guests with a bourbon experience that will improve their palate and expand their knowledge.

$35 per person





Day at the Races with Churchill Downs

CD Group Race

Add premium Clubhouse box seating for an additional $10, includes track admission and a race day program. Available during Spring and Fall live race meets only. Certain blackout dates apply. For detailed info contact: (502) 992-5919 or







Louisville Legends Package

Enjoy two of Louisville's greatest sporting attractions at one low price, Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Reservations required. Contact (502) 588-7227


Policies & Special Features

Induction loop available for the hard of hearing
Museum is handicap accessible




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