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The Race Is On!

  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park 501 East Stephen Foster Avenue Bardstown, KY, 40004 United States (map)

It's DERBY time in the Kentucky and My Old Kentucky Home is proud to roll out the roses, silks, hats, and more with our Kentucky Derby exhibit, the "Race is On!" 

Our exhibit includes items from the world-famous horse, Secretariat, and racing silks from Secretariat's horse farm "The Meadows!" See costumes worn by Diane Lane & John Malkovich and props used in Disney's hit movie SECRETARIAT. Racing silks from WinStar Farm, owners of the 2018 Triple Crown winning stallion, Justify, will also be displayed.

See My Old Kentucky Home's "Kentucky Bowl," a trophy carefully and exquisitely handcrafted in crystal by the world-famous Steuben glass works, designed by Sidney Waugh, a member of the original Monuments Men that helped to save priceless works of art during WWII. The beautiful trophy for the Stephen Foster Handicap, a Grade I stakes race and an important precursor to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will also be displayed.

The song, “My Old Kentucky Home” will be performed on each tour by our talented guides! 

Fantastic, bizarre, imaginative, over-the-top, and gorgeous Derby Hats and seersucker fashion will be on display in the mansion's parlor, in addition to My Old Kentucky Home's own set of Coin Silver Mint Julep cups made by William & Archibald Cooper. Learn the story of how “My Old Kentucky Home” became the official post parade song of the Kentucky Derby and My Old Kentucky Home's horse racing history that connects the 200 year old farm to virtually every Kentucky derby winner in history! This exhibit highlighting Kentucky’s most famous fun-filled celebration known as the “fastest two-minutes in sports” isn’t one to be missed! 

The exhibit is included in the regular ticket price for the regular home tour. Adult prices are $14 with discounted pricing available for seniors, children, military, & groups. My Old Kentucky Home also offers a golf course and campground. Located at 501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004. 

April 23 – May 31

Tours begin on the hour, from 9am-5pm (Last tour starts at 4pm) 

Included with Regular Admission Prices

501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue, 
Bardstown, KY 40004

Purchase tickets at the Visitor's Center.

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An Old Kentucky Easter Egg Hunt
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