General Museum Information

Located at 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208

Admission for Kentucky Derby Museum:

Admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits“The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that’ll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet our resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafè and much more!

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 purchase specialty tours online, visit Tours
To view tour and pricing options for groups of 15 or more, visit Group Information

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.
Open at 8 a.m. Sunday after Derby

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

Louisville is on Eastern Time and we do observe Daylight Savings Time, April through October. This schedule is subject to change. We recommend you arrive at least 90 minutes before we close to enjoy the full experience. The last historic walking tour of the day begins 30 minutes before we close.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Day.

No pets allowed at the Museum; Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

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 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.