Who We Are
To ENGAGE, EDUCATE, and EXCITE EVERYONE about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby!
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the region’s premier attractions, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality, and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. Each year, the Museum welcomes over 240,000 visitors from across the U.S. and around the world. With a general admission ticket, visitors can enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack, and get their heart racing and emotions soaring watching the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high-resolution screen.
The Museum’s exhibits tell the story of how the Kentucky Derby got its start, going back to the first Derby in 1875. Displayed are unique artifacts ranging from early fashion pieces to winning Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ trophies and artwork entrusted to the Museum in 2017. Visitors can call a race, play Derby trivia and learn about what it takes to be a jockey.
The Derby Café offers a modern take on some of Kentucky’s signature dishes, including a Hot Brown Panini, Burgoo, and Bourbon Bread Pudding. The bourbon bar offers Mint Juleps, bourbon flights, and other drinks at the full bar.
In addition to the Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs that comes with General Admission, guests can upgrade to other tour options that include some of the most exclusive spots inside Churchill Downs, including Millionaires Row and the backside where Thoroughbreds live and train during racing season.
With our newly renovated event space, the Kentucky Derby Museum can accommodate special events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, and special occasions for small and large groups of up to 2,000 people. Kentucky Derby Museum offers guests unique spaces that bring the thrill of horseracing to any occasion.
Kentucky Derby Museum is a 501(C)(3) non-profit public charity organization in Louisville, Kentucky. Our mission is to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EXCITE everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the KENTUCKY DERBY.
Kentucky Derby Museum Board Members
|Mr. Mike Anderson||President, Churchill Downs Racetrack||Churchill Downs Racetrack|
|Mr. Mark Bacon||Senior VP Global Brand Director, Woodford Reserve||Brown-Forman|
|Ms. Jill Baffert|
|Ms. Tawana Bain||Founder/CEO||TBAIN & Co|
|Mr. Cleo Battle||President & CEO of Louisville Tourism||Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Mr. Bill Beam, Jr.|
|Ms. Eden Bridgeman Sklenar||CMO||Manna Inc|
|Ms. Anita Ebert||Owner||Anita Ebert Racing LLC|
|Mr. Steve Estepp||President||Estepp Energy|
|Mr. Clinton Glasscock||Managing Director, Large Account Sales & Marketing||McGriff Insurance Services, Inc|
|Ms. Brandy Harmon||Vice President, Ticketing & Venue Operations||Breeders' Cup Ltd|
|Mr. Glenn Haygood (Board Chair)||President & General Manager||WLKY|
|Ms. Loren Hebel-Osborne||President||LHO Inc./Deerfield Farm|
|Mr. Ja Hillebrand||CEO||Stock Yards Bank & Trust|
|Mr. Michael Judah||President||Judah Real Estate Group|
|Ms. Briana Lathon (Secretary)||Senior Compliance Officer, Group & Military||Humana|
|Mr. W. Edwin Lewis||CFO/Founder||Ed Lewis Sales Co. (ELSCO)|
|Mr. David Nett (Vice Chair)||Retired||Retired|
|Ms. Mason Rummel||President & CEO||James Graham Brown Foundation|
|Mr. Todd Spencer (Treasurer)||President & CEO||Doe-Anderson, Inc.|
|Mr. Frank J. Thompson||Senior Institutional Consultant||Morgan Stanley (Financial Adv)|
|Ms. Chris Whelan (Immediate Past Chair)||Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility||LG&E and KU Energy|
|Mr. Harold Workman||Retired||Retired|
|Mr. Patrick Armstrong||President & CEO||Kentucky Derby Museum|