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.
In continuation of its efforts to build the new Black Heritage in Racing exhibit and experiences around Black voices and stories, the Kentucky Derby Museum invites the community to join a dialogue about horse racing and the Black experience in Louisville by entering a community art contest and exhibition.
Add a little Derby to your next company party or family gathering. For groups of 15 or more.
Start your day as a tourist, finish it off as a spectator! This experience has it all! Explore Churchill Downs in a golf cart with your tour guide, watch Thoroughbreds train on the track, access special areas inside Churchill Downs, and enjoy a delicious meal inside Churchill Downs before taking in a day at the races!
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Twin Spires from the other side of the track. This is your chance to take in the Backside of Churchill Downs. See Thoroughbreds in their environment in areas that are closed to the general public.
This special offer includes full access to the Museum where you will explore the Black Heritage in Racing exhibit, as well as attend a live performance of Proud of My Calling, which brings to life Black jockeys and horsemen in the sport of Thoroughbred Racing.
A stylish hat is as essential to the Derby as a mint julep! Click here to learn more about the Museum's Official Milliners and the inspiration behind their incredible designs.
Get into the spirit (or spirits!) of the season. Hear mysterious tales of unexplained phenomena and the supernatural while you explore the historic racetrack at twilight. Visit the balcony overlooking the Twin Spires™. We dare you to get into the Halloween spirit with us!
We’re from Newport, RI. I visited the museum because I love horses. It’s been a bucket list item for me! The most surprising thing I learned about that there were only 3 fillies that won (Winning Colors, Regret, & Genuine Risk)— I remember each one specifically. Winning Colors is one of my favorite horses now. My favorite part of the visit was watching the training tour early in the morning. Glad we booked that!