African Americans have played an integral role throughout the history of the Kentucky Derby and Thoroughbred racing. You’ll discover some of the most important African American figures in horse racing - from the jockey only known as Simon to two-time Derby winner Jimmy Winkfield. Visit locations throughout Churchill Downs that help share their incredible legacy while also exploring how African American trainers, horse owners, and jockeys continue shaping the future of racing today.
$35 per person
Approximately 4.8 furlongs of walking (.6 miles)
Includes General Admission to Museum and a viewing of our epic 360° film, “The Greatest Race”
Please note: Exciting construction projects are underway at Churchill Downs! For the safety of guests, tours may be re-routed at times.
You may enter the Museum at any time on the date of your ticket. The time you select is the departure time for your Black Heritage in Racing Tour. All tours depart on schedule and unfortunately, cannot be delayed for tardy or missing ticket holders.
When choosing a time for your tour, please make sure that if you are purchasing additional tours that the start and end times do not overlap.
Tours are conducted rain or shine. Umbrellas are prohibited for the safety of Thoroughbreds and riders on the track. In the event of rain, we suggest bringing ponchos and rain boots. Ponchos are available for purchase in The Kentucky Derby Museum Store.
Please note: On rare occasions, tours are subject to change without advance notice and may be rerouted. Check our calendar to view amendments to our normal hours of operation.
All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. For our ticket policy, please check here.