General Museum Information

Adjacent to Churchill Downs® Racetrack
704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-1111

Open 7 days a week

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General Admission experience:

Hourly 30-minute historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack •  “The Greatest Race,” a 360° 18-minute media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar • Two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits • Resident Thoroughbred and companion pony • Access to our Gift Shop & Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe Express • And much more!

To purchase specialty tours online, visit Tours

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Additional discounts provided by the Kentucky Derby Museum: Active & Retired Military (Proper ID required), Track employee (Racing ID required), Pre-scheduled groups of 15 people or more together, and organized school groups. The Museum reserves the right to alter discounts and prices at any time.

View amendments to our normal hours of operation

To view tour and pricing options for groups of 15 or more, visit Group Tour Information

Inquire about Consignment tickets

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Kentucky Derby Museum Hours:

Summer Hours (March 15 – November 30)
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter Hours (December 1 - March 14)
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hours are subject to change, visit here for amended Museum hours.

The Museum is closed on Thurby (Thursday before the Kentucky Derby), Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All times shown are Eastern Time. We recommend you arrive at least 90 minutes before we close to enjoy the full experience. The last historic walking tour of the day begins 30 minutes before we close.

Churchill Downs Racetrack 2020 Live Racing Dates:
Spring Meet: April 25-June 30
September Meet: September 16-27
Fall Meet: October 25-November 29
General Admission (outside of Derby Week): $5-$12
For more information, visit here.

Kentucky Derby Museum Parking & Transportation Information:

Travel Alert: See official traffic updates, including bridge, road, and street closure information. Real-time traffic information also available. 

TARC Bus Service: You can easily take a bus from the downtown area to the Museum. Visit the TARC website to find route information.

LouLift: A FREE TARC bus ride that goes all around downtown and picks up/drops off right on Churchill Downs property. Learn more!

Taxi Service: Service is available 24 hours a day and both companies can also handle those with accessibility needs. Contact Ready Cab at (502) 417-4406 or Yellow Cab at (502) 636-5511.

Museum Accessibility

The Kentucky Derby Museum is dedicated to providing a quality experience for all of our guests and is happy to assist with accessibility options that may be needed. Please contact us directly at 502-637-1111 if you have any questions about specific accommodations we can provide.

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