Historic Walking Tour

Daily, complimentary with general admission

Take a 30 minute, guided walking tour of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Learn about past Derby winners and the rich history of this historic 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.

Historic Walking Tour Details


Historic Walking Tour Times

Daily, half past every hour

*All tours depart on-time from the lobby. To make sure you get on your tour, we recommend you check in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Purchase General Admission Tickets

And they're off

Make sure to do the tour that’s included with your ticket price. They take you to the track and show you the horse staging area. Great museum with interactive exhibits.

— Teakwo23, Dunedin, FL., Tripadvisor
April, 2021

Museum Visit

My husband and I took the general admission tour. Neither of us how much knowledge of horse racing, so looking through the museum and watching the accompanying movie was very informative, yet fun. The tour was great, and seeing the track was a must see in Louisville. You can't beat the general admission price of $16.00!

— Heather B., Harrisburg, PA, Tripadvisor
March, 2021

Off to the Races!

Definitely worth the trip! We had never been to Churchill Downs so decided to take the general tour and we couldn’t have been more impressed, especially with the hospitality of the team at the museum. Special thanks to Zachary for his assistance with our tickets and Linda at the gift shop who helped us find the best selections of gifts for us and the kids. Very informative tour (just long enough) and the self-guided areas of the museum were amazing. Plenty of free parking and we were even lucky enough to see a race at Churchill Downs, right after our tour! One helpful hint...book your tickets for the tours on-line in advance to make sure you have a reserved time. If not, you may have to wait for an opening when you purchase same day. Will certainly recommend the Kentucky Derby Museum to our friends and hope to be back again soon!

— Scott4boys, Asheville, NC., Tripadvisor
May, 2021

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Please note: On rare occasions, tours may be rerouted or suspended at the request of Churchill Downs due to inclement weather or special events. Check our calendar to view amendments to our normal hours of operation.