Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Daily, on non-racing days

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

Note that the Jockeys' Room at Churchill Downs Racetrack can only be accessed via a small set of stairs and is not fully accessible. 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.

Available on all days that 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. 

Tour Times

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


Purchase Tour Tickets

Please Note: 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.

All times shown are in Eastern Time; This tour is not handicap accessible

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