Historic Walking Tour (Daily, included with General Admission)

There will be no Historic Walking Tours Derby Week (May 2 - 7). They will resume on Wednesday, May 8.

Take a 30 minute, guided walking tour of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Learn about past Derby winners and the rich history of this location. Visitors will walk through the property to the paddock and out to the grandstand learning trivia and fun facts along the way. 

Bring your camera! 

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

*Also located in the garden terrace are the gravesites of five famous Kentucky Derby winners, Brokers Tip (1933), Swaps (1955), Carry Back (1961), Dust Commander (1970) and Sunny’s Halo (1983). Second place 2008 Derby finishing filly Eight Belles is interred in the Museum’s back garden under a Magnolia tree planted in her honor. 

Historic Walking Tour Details

Historic Walking Tour Times

Daily, half past every hour

(Purchase General Admission, as the Historic Walking Tour comes included)

Please note: Be sure to arrive about 10 minutes prior to tour time to allow time to park and take care of admission, tours will leave promptly at times listed above. Check our calendar to view amendments to our normal hours of operation.

Group Discounts for Historic Walking Tour

Bringing a group of 15 or more? Click here for group tour information.