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Historic Walking Tour

Historic Walking Tour

30 minutes
Included in General Admission
Guided tour of general admission areas of Churchill Downs Racetrack
No reservation needed

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Barn and Backside Van Tour

Barn and Backside Van Tour

1 hour
$11 per person
Museum Admission Required
(Not running during winter months)
Available March 27 - November 30 (some restrictions apply)
Guided van tour of the barn area of Churchill Downs Racetrack

Age and Height Restrictions:
All children eight years and older or over 57 inches tall can go on this tour, in compliance with Kentucky state law.

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Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

1 hour 15 minutes

  • 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.: $11 per person (children under 5 FREE) plus Museum admission required

Guided tour of exclusive areas of Churchill Downs Racetrack

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The Works Tour & Breakfast

The Works Tour & Breakfast

A full morning of unique opportunities at both the Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack

  • More dates coming soon!
  • 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Around the Track Golf Cart Tour

Around the Track Golf Cart Tour

4 hours including lunch (8 a.m. - noon)
May 9 - May 14:  $225 per person
May 16 - November 30: $99 per person 
(Not run on Sundays)

Museum Admission Required
Must be 10 years or older to attend this tour

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A Champion's Tour with Mint Julep Tours

A Champion's Tour with Mint Julep Tours

Visit the Museum then off to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud Farm for a day with horse racing legends past and present, including Grand Slam Champion American Pharoah.

  • June 9 & 23, July 13 & 28

9:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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Twilight Tour

Twilight Tour

1 hour 30 minutes
$15 per person
Available March - November (excluding October)
Guided evening tour of exclusive areas of Churchill Downs Racetrack

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Horses & Haunts Tour

Horses & Haunts Tour

1 hour 30 minutes
$15 per person
Available every Wednesday in October only
Guided spooky, evening tour of exclusive areas of Churchill Downs Racetrack

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Derby Week Tours

Derby Week Tours

Prices & times vary
Limited availability Derby week

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Group Tours

Group Tours

Prices & times vary
Groups of 15 or more
No tours Oaks & Derby Day
Limited availability Derby week*
*Reservations recommended

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Guest Services

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

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

Please Note: Due to the nature of the operation of a race track and live Thoroughbred racing, these tours can be cancelled at any time.  If you have prepaid for your tour, your money will be refunded.