Group Tours

Information on group tours and special packages

And you're off… for fun and excitement when you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Come and experience the most dynamic and unique celebration known worldwide as the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports". Get an up close and personal view of the event that has WOW-ed the world for over 141 years. 

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

The Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack 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 Racetrack. Tour includes a visit with our equine residents located in the backyard paddock.

 Allow one and a half hours for General Admission features.

Onsite motorcoach parking available.

Group Admission Rates:

Payment for Groups: To receive group pricing, admission must be made as one payment via *cash, check or credit card.
*If paying by cash, change will be issued as exact amount is not necessary but multiple individual payments will result in individual pricing.

Your General Museum Admission features:


Downloadable PDF documents:

 All times shown are in Eastern Time

Exclusive experiences for your group:

Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Experience the authenticity of the backside of the race track during breakfast in the Track Kitchen. Located directly railside on the race track, guests will enjoy breakfast while watching the horses during their morning workouts. 

Please note, this tour is only available to groups of 15 or more / offered March - November only.

Reindeer Games

Join us in November and December as holiday magic transforms our racehorses into racing reindeer. Includes all elements of "Off To The Races" with holiday style as guests wager on their favorite reindeer to win the race. Each guest receives their own reindeer antlers for luck. It's a Ho-Ho-Ho lot of fun, so come and join us!

 Kentucky Derby 101

kentucky derby tour at churchill downsAdd an engaging and energizing element to your group's visit with a 30 minute, interactive educational program. Our Curator of Education will deliver an up close and personal look at the Kentucky Derby. Guests of any ages will experience a dynamic, unique perspective on Kentucky Derby history, traditions, economics and science. Kentucky Derby 101 covers it all from starting gate to finish line!


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

Off to the Races

With $5,000 worth of "Horsey Bucks," everyone is a high roller! This mock racing event allows guests to share in the fun & excitement of wagering and learn about handicapping the horses. Remember, there's a winner in every race!

Bourbon Basics

Take your Museum experience to a new level by adding a class from our Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick. This exclusive bourbon seminar treats guests (21 and over) to three delicacies of Kentucky's finest bourbons while learning the who, what, where, and why of Kentucky's signature spirit.

Inside the Vault

Engage in a one-of-a-kind experience with the Kentucky Derby Museum's Curatorial Department and view rare artifacts, valuable trinkets, and treasures not currently on display.


 NEW! Jockey Appearance

For a first-hand perspective, add a jockey appearance to your Museum experience to mix and mingle with your guests. 


Local Partner Packages

Louisville Legends Package 

Visit two iconic Louisville attractions at one low price - Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory! This package is a guaranteed home-run winner every time. 

Daily Double

Begin your Day at the Races at the Kentucky Derby Museum before visiting Churchill Downs Racetrack for a thrilling afternoon of live racing. Experience the history, athleticism, pageantry and glamour of Thoroughbred racing. The Daily Double includes general admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack inclusive of seating on Millionaires Row, race day program and a fabulous Chef's Buffet. 

Galt House Hotel

It’s Christmastime in the city with Christmas At The Galt House Hotel. Overnight packages include a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum featuring the Reindeer Games. Experience merriment and magic as Thoroughbred horses are transformed into Racing Reindeer. Remember, there’s only one Santa and one place where the holidays and horseracing join together to create a ho-ho-ho lot of fun.


Museum special features

Induction loop available for the hard of hearing.

 The Museum and the Historic Walking Tour are wheelchair accessible. 

What people are saying about their group visit:

"They will work with you to customize a program that is sure to bring home a WINNING TOUR." -Ohio Travel Treasures

"The Kentucky Derby Museum exudes the true spirit of what Kentucky was, is, and always will be..." -Sweet Magnolia Tours

"A visit to the Museum is always a winner with our groups!" -Insight Vacations

"What an amazing place, our guests love it!" -WestWorld Tours