Old Friends Visitor Information

Information for our Georgetown, Kentucky Location:

Reservations are now REQUIRED.  To book a tour
, call us at (502) 863-1775.

Our Tours Have Changed!
Please read the following Old Friends tour information carefully. Our tours have been modified to comply with Commonwealth of Kentucky public health safety COVID-19 requirements. We regret that we cannot make exceptions to these protocols.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING OLD FRIENDS

Your safety and comfort is important to us. Please contact us (502-863-1775) if you have any questions about the procedures and processes detailed below.
•    Your entire Old Friends tour experience is available as a completely outdoor encounter.
•    Our staff conducts self-screening health assessments, including temperature check, prior to reporting to work.
•    Our staff is required to wear face masks and gloves in all interaction with visitors.
•    Frequent-touch surfaces, including, but not limited to, door knobs, countertops, and credit card machines are sanitized prior to each tour.
•    Hand sanitizer is available in public areas throughout our facility.
•    Social distancing of a minimum of six (6) feet is required when possible.
•    Visitors are required to wear face masks while visiting our farm.
•    A maximum of three visitors may occupy the visitor center at one time.
•    There are NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS available.

BOOKING YOUR TOUR

For the safety and comfort of our visitors, friends, and guests we are offering Private Tours Only at this time.  Please call 502-863-1775 to book your tour.
•    Summer season tours: $25 per person.
•    Limit 5 people per tour. We regret that we cannot accommodate children under 12 at this time.
•    Currently accepting PHONE RESERVATIONS ONLY for tour dates June 15-July 31, 2020.
•    No same-day reservations or walk-ins.
•    Tour times 10 am and 1 pm.

•    Tour duration is 1.5 hours
•    Walking tours only - golf carts are NOT available.
•    Payment is via Credit Card only; payment to be made prior to arriving for your tour.
•    Tours are restricted to the main tour route. At this time, we cannot accommodate requests to see specific horses residing elsewhere on the farm.

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR TOUR

•    We will send you an email confirming your tour.
•    Please review the detailed safety and farm protocols included in the email.
•    If you have not previously paid for your tour, we encourage you to make a touch-free payment now by calling us at 502-863-1775. Please have your credit card handy.

THE DAY OF YOUR TOUR

•    We ask that members of your group who are feeling unwell stay home. There is no monetary penalty for cancelling a tour. We are happy to issue a refund.
•    A face mask is required for all visitors to Old Friends. Please bring enough masks for each member of your party. They must be worn for the duration of your visit.
•    Please respect all posted signage and communicated rules, regulations, and safety instructions conveyed by Old Friends staff and tour guides.
•    Social distancing of a minimum of six (6) feet must be practiced and respected at all times while you are on the farm.

CHECKING IN FOR YOUR TOUR

•    Arrive at Old Friends not more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your tour.
•    Upon arrival, park in the field beside the Visitor Center (yellow house). Please stay in your vehicle and call us at 502-863-1775 to let us know you are here.
•    An Old Friends staff member wearing a face mask and gloves will meet you outside in front of the visitor center.
•    Each member of your group will asked if they are feeling well or have any symptoms of illness such as sore throat, cough or shortness of breath.
•    Each member of your group will have a forehead temperature scan taken. Temperatures must register below 100.4° (per CDC guidelines) to be cleared for the tour.
•    If you have not paid for your tour, please provide your credit card number so we can process your payment.
•    A table on the front porch contains hand sanitizer and a disposable bag of carrots for you to feed our horses, and gloves, which are required for feeding the horses.
•    When you return from your tour, disposable bags and gloves should be placed in the marked trash container.

We offer a guided walking tour of about 90 minutes. You will meet our equine residents and learn about their lives and careers. Each horse has their own individual story. Some were rescued from very bad situations, others were kindly donated by their owners. Some of them were fantastic race horses, others didn't earn anything but our respect.  Come on out, our champions love company!   Pets are not allowed except for Service Dogs.

We are a working farm. Please realize that there may be mud, flies and the typical odors of a farm.  Our tours are all outside, so dress appropriately for the weather. You will be walking in between the fence rows on uneven, grassy ground. 

To visit our New York location, see their website at www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com


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Directions to Old Friends

  • From Louisville
    Take I-64 East to Georgetown exit (Exit 69)
    Turn left off the exit ramp onto US 62 (Paynes Depot Rd.)
    Go approximately 1 and 1/2 miles - Old Friends will be on your left.
    The Visitor Center is in a yellow house. Go past the yellow house about a block to turn left onto the service road to reach the visitor center.
  • From Cincinnati
    Take I-75 south to I-64 west.
    Take Georgetown exit (Exit 69)
    Turn right off the exit ramp onto US 62 (Paynes Depot Rd.)
    Go approximately 1 and 1/2 miles - Old Friends will be on your left.
    The Visitor Center is in a yellow house. Go past the yellow house about a block to turn left onto the service road to reach the visitor center.
  • From Lexington
    Take US 25 North (Georgetown Road)
    Cross over I-64 and then I-75
    Continue on US 25 and turn left onto Old Ironworks Pike (1973).
    Go approximately 3 miles to the 4 way intersection of US 62 (Paynes Depot Rd.)
    Turn right onto US 62 (Paynes Depot Rd.) Go about 1/2 mile. Old Friends will be on your left.
    The Visitor Center is in a yellow house. Go past the yellow house about a block to turn left onto the service road to reach the visitor center.
  • From Kentucky Horse Park
    Turn right out of the park onto Ironworks Pike (1973)
    Go approximately a mile and turn right onto US 25 (Georgetown Rd.)
    Make an almost immediate left onto Old Ironworks Pike (1973)
    Go approximately 3 miles to the 4 way intersection of US 62 (Paynes Depot Rd.)
    Turn right onto US 62 (Paynes Depot Rd.) Go about 1/2 mile. Old Friends will be on your left.
    The Visitor Center is in a yellow house. Go past the yellow house about a block to turn left onto the service road to reach the visitor center.
  • From Keeneland Race Track (scenic route) 
    Turn right out of Keeneland. Continue on US 60 til you reach the Castle. (Castle will be on your right). At the corner of the Castle, turn right onto Pisgah Pike. Continue til dead end at 1681. Take immediate left onto Paynes.  Continue til stop sign and turn right onto Weisenberger Mill.  Go over bridge and continue til dead end into US 421.  Turn right onto 421.  Take immediate left onto US 62. Go a couple miles...go over I64. At this point, we are 1 1/2 miles on the left. Our visitor center is a yellow house. Go past the yellow house about a block to turn left onto the service road to reach the visitor center.

 

For more fun things to do in the area, check out our friends at
Georgetown / Scott County Tourism!