The First Saturday in May (May 2, 2020) our community celebrated Louisville’s most beloved tradition, the Kentucky Derby! Enjoy the photo gallery featuring social posts from fans celebrating our May 2nd Derby at Home Experience! #kyderbyathome
We've been working on bringing you a Virtual Museum experience on our website so you can enjoy the #MuseumfromHome and keep on celebrating #DerbyEveryDay with us! Each day we'll bring you featured artifacts, fun facts, Oral History videos, Educational Lessons, activities you can do at home, and more!
In accordance with state health guidelines and restrictions, we are opening our Gift Shop located inside the Museum on May 20. However, the Museum itself will remain closed to visitors at this time. In-store hours will be Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5pm.
Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen stated, "Our team is united in holding the best Kentucky Derby ever and certainly the most unique in any of our lifetimes. While we are always respectful of the time-honored traditions of the Kentucky Derby, our company's true legacy is one of resilience and embracing of change and unshakable resolve.”
Learn more about all of our events in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. From a Derby hat sale to bourbon, dining, and dancing, these events will be sure to get you ready to celebrate Derby on September 5.
This tour was excellent. Lily was our guide. She was very entertaining and very knowledgeable. She even sang for us. The Museum was fabulous. The 360 movie was great. Walking around the Museum was very informative. We will be much more attentive to the next Kentucky Derby.
— Kathi M.