Sunday, October 22 - Sunday, October 29

If you are interested in a Specialty Tour, please make reservations as soon as possible as space is limited.


For questions and payments regarding tours, contact Kate Sorrell at (502) 814-3028 or email ksorrell@derbymuseum.org

Museum General Admission


$11/ADULT 15+, $6/CHILD 5-14

Includes a 30-minute guided historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, viewing of our 18-minute film The Greatest Race and access to our two floors of hands on exhibits.

Please allow 1.5-2 hours for your visit.

Sundays: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Barn & Backside Van Tour

$26/ADULT 15+, $21/CHILD 8-14 

Includes general admission; Take a tour that gives visitors the opportunity to see areas that are not available to the general public. Visit the Backside of Churchill Downs to see the environment of the racehorses and the employees that care for these amazing creatures.

*Van Tours can accommodate up to 13 guests per tour. Guests must be 8+ years old.

Tour Times:
Sundays: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Backstretch Breakfast Tour

$31/ADULT 15+, $27/CHILD 5-14

Includes general admission; Student will experience the authenticity of the backside of the race track while dining in the Track Kitchen. Located directly rail side on the race track, guests will enjoy typical breakfast fare while watching the horses during their morning workouts.

*Groups must arrive together via bus or van.  Individual cars are not permitted on the backside.

Available Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.

Horses & Haunts Tour

$15/person - does not include General Admission

Let this 1-hour after-hours tour take you back in time to visit the spirits of the past at the track. Hear the legends and lore surrounding the darker side of the Derby as you are guided through Churchill Downs. (Tour content may not be appropriate for grade school students.)

Available Tuesday 10/24 or Friday 10/27 at 7:00 p.m.

FFA Group Tour Add-ons

Want to really feel that Derby Spirit? Add speaker or activity to your tour! These special presentations can be added to any group experience and are sure to leave a lasting impression! Add-on pricing for Lucky Shoes is per person, and pricing for Derby 101/Jockey Experience is per group (up to 50 guests) and is subject to availability. Please allow an additional 30-45 minutes for tour Add-On Experience.

Lucky Shoes Activity
($9 per person) Decorate and design your own lucky horseshoe to take home.  Guests will receive a real horseshoe and all kids of fun embellishments to decorate as they like!

Derby 101
($150 per group) Add an engaging and energizing element to your group's visit with a 30 minute, interactive educational program. Our Curator of Education will deliver an up close and personal look at the Kentucky Derby. Guests of any ages will experience a dynamic, unique perspective on Kentucky Derby history, traditions, economics and science. Kentucky Derby 101 covers it all from starting gate to finish line!  Experience adds approximately 30 minutes to your group visit.

Jockey Appearance
($350+ per group) For a first-hand perspective, add a jockey appearance to your Museum experience to mix and mingle with your guests. Subject to availability.  Pricing may vary and will be confirmed prior to final booking.