Kentucky Tourism

The Race Is On! An Exhibit on the Traditions of the Kentucky Derby Bardstown, KY

  • The Race Is On! An Exhibit on the Traditions of the Kentucky Derby


501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Bardstown, KY 40004

THE RACE IS ON! A new exhibit! 

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 new Kentucky Derbyexhibit, the "Race is On!" starting on April 18th and ending May 31st!

Our new exhibit includes items from the world-famous horse, Secretariat, including his winning Preakness Stakes flower blanket garland, winning bets, and racing silks from Secretariat's horse farm "The Meadow!" Also, see costumes worn by Diane Lane? & John Gavin Malkovich and props used in Disney's hit movie SECRETARIAT! 

Also, don't miss items from 2015's Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah including Zayat Stables LLC's silks, and more! 

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 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 $12 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. 

To learn more, visit our website at

Richard Blanton
501 E. Stephen Foster Avenue,
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 348-3502
Apr 18 - May 31, 2017  /  9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.