Join us at Kentucky Derby Museum as we celebrate 150 years of the iconic Kentucky Derby®! Experience the thrill with special events, new exhibits, and exclusive festivities marking this historic milestone. Don't miss out on the excitement – saddle up for a year like no other!
Hats, dresses, and suits! Oh my! Every single year, the Kentucky Derby fashion is truly iconic. It’s time to highlight all your stunning outfits with the Kentucky Derby Museum Fashion Contest!
Join us as we toast to 150 years of the Kentucky Derby! For this special celebration, the Kentucky Derby Museum Ball will be hosted at the First Turn Club at Churchill Downs. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and dinner in the First Turn Club, followed by the Backstretch Party with dancing, desserts, and music starting at 9 pm.
Unwrap the spirit of the Derby this season with gifts that capture the essence of the iconic event, available now in our online holiday gift guide.
Sip, savor and seek thrills with our unique selection of bourbon experiences at the Museum! Learn about the rich history of Thoroughbred racing while indulging in Kentucky’s finest spirits.
This is one of our most immersive tours! Start your day at the home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, and then visit a working Thoroughbred farm, Hermitage Farm. Transportation, lunch and a bourbon tasting included.
Embark on our Barn and Backside Tour for an exclusive glimpse into the world of Thoroughbreds. Explore the iconic barns, home to these majestic creatures (note: no horses in winter). Capture breathtaking views of the Twin Spires, immersing yourself in the rich history of horse racing. Uncover the hidden stories behind the scenes in one unforgettable tour!
One of the Highlights of our travels. We got a tour of the grounds, walked through the paddock to the edge of the track and got to stand in the Winner's Circle. The museum itself is wonderful and between it and the tour guide it was very informative. Plus my wife got to enjoy a mint julep in the bar afterwards.
— Paul Stonecipher, Google Reviews