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.
Visit the Finish Line Gift Shop, open 7 days a week.
Open the same hours as the Museum.
The Derby Cafe is open 7 days a week from 11am - 3pm. Click here for additional information and to see the menu.
Hours / Admission
- Adults: $14.00
- Senior Citizens (55+): $13.00
- Young Adults (13-18): $11.00
- Children (5-12): $6.00
- Children (Under 5): FREE
Admission includes our Historic Walking Tour of
Churchill Downs, "The Greatest Race" 360-degree
high-definition film, two levels of permanent exhibits
as well as special exhibits.
Discounts provided by the Kentucky Derby Museum: AAA (adult and child), CAA (adult and child), Military (active or retired and includes family members), Track employee (Racing ID required), Groups of 15 people or more together, organized school groups, and multi-tour discounts. Please call the Museum for further details, (502) 637-1111. The Museum reserves the right to alter discounts and prices at any time.
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.
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
Derby and Oaks Days.
All times shown are in Eastern Time.
Parking & Transportation Information:
Click here to download a detailed parking map.
Parking is available in front of the Museum**(see parking notice below for Nov 11). On race days during the Churchill Downs 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 www.ridetarc.org to find route information.
There will be road closings during Derby season. Please check the Louisville Metro Police website for closing information before your visit. Thank you!
Louisville observes Daylight Saving Time March through October.
Watch this short video or visit our exhibits page to learn more about what you'll see on your visit.
Tours of Churchill Downs:
The Derby Museum offers several guided tours of Churchill Downs.
Click here to visit our tour page.