Bourbon enthusiasts and horse racing fans will both enjoy this elegant, intimate evening at Kentucky Derby Museum, celebrating Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert, and his wife, Jill. Fresh off his record-tying sixth Kentucky Derby win, guests will enjoy great company while savoring a four course dinner complimented with a Woodford Reserve pairing.
This exclusive two-hour tour will take you to some of the best spots inside and around the track that are closed to the public, including the famous infield, and enjoy Thoroughbreds working out!
Get into the spirit (or spirits!) of the season as we tour this legendary facility. Our storytellers will weave true tales of Derby history that may have you sleeping with the lights on!
Plan your visit today to see Right to Ride, a new exhibit highlighting the careers of the female pioneers in the horseracing industry.
Be safe and stylish while you celebrate the Kentucky Derby! Check out the selection of masks in our gift shop or online store.
One of the most popular posts on our social channels is #PhotoFindsFriday. Marcy, our Digital Imaging Specialist, works with the official Churchill Downs photo archive and selects a new one each week. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to enjoy a piece of Derby history.
Enjoy lunch on our covered outdoor terrace next to historic Churchill Downs. We offer sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh fruit, and Kentucky favorites like burgoo and our own version of the Hot Brown. Finish your lunch with the one and only Derby Pie and an ice cold Mint Julep from our bar, an official stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail!
We recognize the deep anguish felt in our city and across the nation. We commit to continue sharing the stories of African Americans who have impacted the racing industry. Kentucky Derby Museum stands together with our community against racism. May we all seek to be a positive light for Louisville and the world.
We had a private tour with Kayla. She was a great storyteller and attached those stories to the facts of the facility, personalities and amenities. We learned a lot about the history and enjoyed seeing the early morning workout with the horses.
— Sharon M.