Old Friends Visitor Information

Reservations are required.  To book a tour online, click here.   Or to schedule a tour over the phone, call us us at (502) 863-1775. Tours are $10.00 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.  The office and gift shop are located in the visitor center which is open from 10:00 - 4:00.

Winter hours at our Kentucky farm November 4th through March 14th - one tour daily at 11:00 only.

March 15th through November 4th, tours are daily at 10 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.

We offer a guided walking tour of at least an hour. You will meet our equine residents and learn about their careers and lives. Each horse has a very 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!

Some details:

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 ground.

A lot of kids visit the farm each year and we love having them. They do need to respect the rules laid out by the tour guides. Counsel your children that they cannot pet the horses without first asking their tour guide and to stay off the fences.

We welcome group tours!! Call us for pricing and more information.

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) 
    PLEASE NOTE THE WEISENBERGER MILL BRIDGE IS CLOSED UNTIL OCT 2017

    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. Turn right onto 1681. Go about a mile and turn left on Browns Mill. (please note this is a narrow road) Continue til dead end into US 421. Turn left onto 421.  In almost a mile, turn right at the caution light 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.

Directions to various locations in the area From Old Friends Farm

  • Old Friends to Keeneland (scenic route)
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.   Go to end of road and turn left onto US 421.
    In about a mile, turn right onto Browns Mill. (please note this is a narrow road) When you run dead end into Frankfort Pike (1681), turn right and go about a mile.  Turn Left onto Pisgah Pike.
    Go to stoplight and turn left onto US 60 (Castle is on your left)   Go a few miles, Keeneland is on your left.
  • Old Friends to Keeneland (alternate route)
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.
    Go to end of road and turn left onto US 421.
    Continue 7 miles to New Circle Rd.
    Turn right onto New Circle.
    Continue til Versailles Rd exit. Turn right off exit.
    Continue til Keeneland on your right.
  • Old Friends to Ky Horse Park
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.
    Go to next intersection and turn left onto Ironworks Pike.
    Go three miles and turn right onto US 25
    Go like ½ mile or so and turn left onto 1973 (Ironworks Pike)
    About a mile or so, Ky Horse Park is on your left.
  • Old Friends to Midway
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.
    Go 1 ½ miles to I64 and turn right.
    Get off at exit 65 and follow signs into Midway
  • Old Friends to downtown Lexington
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.
    Go to end of 62 and turn left onto US 421.
    (it is 7 miles to New Circle Rd)
    Continue on 421 directly into downtown Lexington.
  • Old Friends to Woodford Reserve
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.
    Go 1 ½ miles to I64 and turn right.
    Get off at exit 69 and follow signs into Midway
    Go thru Midway and continue til you dead end into us 60
    Turn right onto 60.
    Continue til Rt 3360 (Grassy Springs) and turn left til it ends.
    Turn right onto McCracken Pike. Distillery is on left.
  • Old Friends to Three Chimneys Farm
    Turn right out of Old Friends onto US 62.
    Go 1 ½ miles to I64 and turn right.
    Get off at exit 65 and follow signs into Midway
    Cross railroad tracks. Go two miles to flashing 4way light. Turn left onto 1681 (Old Frankfort Pike)
    Farm is two miles on the right. Sign says “Three Chimneys office & stallions”. Please disregard any Three Chimneys signs you see before the “office & stallions” sign.
  • Old Friends to Downtown Georgetown
    Turn left out of Old Friends onto US 62
    Go a mile or so to 4 way intersection, turn right onto 460
    Go to next intersection, turn left to go into G’Town.
  • Old Friends to McDonalds in Georgetown
    Turn left out of Old Friends onto US 62
    Go a mile or so to 4 way intersection, turn right onto 460
    Go thru next intersection, McDonald’s on your right

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