Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Daily, on non-racing days


*The Behind the Scenes Tour will temporarily be using stairs instead of the elevator to allow for more control over social distancing. There are four flights of stairs in all, though not all are taken at the same time.


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This tour gives special access to exclusive areas of Churchill Downs Racetrack and offers an insider’s view of non-public areas including the Jockey's Quarters, Millionaires Row, private members-only Turf Club, and other newly renovated spaces. Bring your camera for iconic views of the fourth floor balcony, legendary Twin Spires, track, and the city. *Areas are subject to change based on availability.

Tour Times (EDT)

Arrive at the Museum's Visitor Services desk at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled departure tour time as all tours leave promptly.

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Important Notes About Dates and Accessibility

Due to the nature of the operation of a race track and live Thoroughbred racing, these tours can be cancelled at any time. If you have prepaid for your tour, your money will be refunded onto a Kentucky Derby Museum gift card that can be used on future tours, in the gift shop or online store.

This tour is not handicap accessible. The Jockeys' Room at Churchill Downs Racetrack can only be accessed via a small set of stairs. All other parts of the tour are fully accessible, and guests who are unable to travel to the Jockeys' Room may return to the Museum early since that will be the last stop on the tour. Please call for more information before you purchase a ticket if you have a questions about accessibility.

View amendments to the Museum's normal hours of operation.

Available on all days when there is no live racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Meets typically run from the last week of April through the first weekend in July (Spring Meet), the months of September and November. For an updated calendar, please visit the Churchill Downs Racetrack website.