General Museum Information

Gate 1 on Churchill Downs® Racetrack / 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208 / (502) 637-1111

Open 7 days a week

General Admission experience:

Hourly 30-minute historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack •  “The Greatest Race,” a 360° 18-minute media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar • Two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits including our resident Thoroughbred and Miniature horse • Access to our Gift Shop & Kentucky fare in the Derby Café • And much more!

To purchase specialty tours online, visit Tours

Additional discounts provided by the Kentucky Derby Museum: Active Military, Track employee (Racing ID required), Pre-scheduled groups of 15 people or more together, and organized school groups. The Museum reserves the right to alter discounts and prices at any time.

To view tour and pricing options for groups of 15 or more, visit Group Information

To inquire about Consignment tickets, click here

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Kentucky Derby Museum Hours:

Summer Hours (March 15 – November 30)
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter Hours (December 1 - March 14)
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Churchill Downs Racetrack 2016 Live Racing Dates:
April 29 - June 30
Sept. 15 - Oct. 1
Oct. 29 - Nov. 26
For more information, visit here.


Kentucky Derby Museum Parking & Transportation Information:

Download the detailed parking map.

Parking is available in front of the Museum. On race days during the Churchill Downs Racetrack meets, there will be a charge for parking in this lot. Visit ChurchillDowns.com for the racing calendar.

TARC Bus Service: You can easily take a bus from the downtown area to the Museum. Visit the TARC website to find route information.

Taxi Service: Service is available 24 hours a day and both companies can also handle those with accessibility needs. Contact Ready Cab at (502) 417-4406 or Yellow Cab at (502) 636-5511.


Museum Accessibility

The Museum and the Historic Walking Tour are wheelchair accessible.
An induction loop is available for hearing impaired.
If requested at least 10 days prior to your visit, the Museum will provide a sign language interpreter.

Free wheelchair rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon request. You are welcome to bring your own manual wheelchair, motorized wheelchair or electric mobility scooter.

No pets allowed at the Museum; Certified service animals are welcome.



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