Old Friends Visitor Information

Information for our Georgetown, Kentucky Location:
Our Tours Have Changed
!  
Reservations are now REQUIRED. 

Old Friends tours have been modified to comply with Commonwealth of Kentucky public health safety COVID-19 guidelines. We offer socially distanced, outdoor guided tour experiences. Tour details and what you should know about visiting Old Friends are detailed below. Please choose which tour is right for you and book through our online portal. Cancel within 24 hours of tour time to receive a full refund.  Masks ARE required to enter the Visitor Center and access to the rest room.
 
General and Founders’ Tours are booked exclusively online on this page.
Private Tours, Bus Tour Companies and Large Groups Call 502-863-1775 for information and to book.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING OLD FRIENDS

 -  We are a working farm. Please realize that there may be mud, flies and typical farm odors.
 -  Our tours are outside so dress accordingly. You will be walking on uneven, grassy ground.
 -  Tours are restricted to the main tour route. At this time, we cannot accommodate requests to visit specific horses residing elsewhere on the farm.
 -  Face masks: Call for current mask policy.
 -  Social distancing from farm staff at a minimum of six (6) feet is required..
 -  Respect all posted signage, rules, regulations, and safety instructions conveyed by Old Friends staff and tour
    guides.
 -  No children under 10 at this time are allowed EXCEPT on private tours. Counsel your children that they must respect the rules laid out by the  tour guides.  They cannot pet the horses without first asking their tour guide, no running and no climbing on gates and fences.
 -  Our outdoor Gift Shed is available for shopping and souvenirs.
 -  Pets are not allowed except for Service Dogs.

BOOKING YOUR TOUR

GENERAL GUIDED WALKING TOUR   BOOK A TOUR  (YOU CAN BOOK NOW FOR TOURS BEGINNING MARCH 3)

General Guided Tours Thurs-Sun at 10am, 11am and 1pm
Your tour guide will lead a 1½ hour walking tour You will meet 10-15 retirees including 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm.
- Tour cost $25.00 per person.
- Reservations required.
- Maximum tour size 15 people. We cannot accommodate children under 10.
- Limited golf cart availability. 
- 24 hour cancellation policy.

FOUNDERS TOUR  BOOK A TOUR  (YOU CAN BOOK NOW FOR TOURS BEGINNING MARCH 3))

Founder’s Tour with Michael Blowen Fridays at 12:00pm
Old Friends founder Michael Blowen leads your 1½ hour tour, introducing you to 10-15 Old Friends residents including 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm.
  - Tour cost $75.00 per person.
  - Reservations required.
  - Maximum tour size 15 people. We cannot accommodate children under 10.
  - Limited golf cart availability.
  - 24 hour cancellation policy.

Private Guided Tours Call Us For Appointment (ALL YEAR!)
A single-party tour for groups of 10 people and under. Your tour guide will lead  your party on a 1 ½ hour tour introducing you to 10-15 Old Friends residents. WE NEED AT LEAST 4 DAYS NOTICE TO SCHEDULE.
 - Tour cost $50.00 per person.... OR..
 - (PRIVATE TOUR WITH FOUNDER MICHAEL BLOWEN IS $100 PER PERSON)

  - Reservations required.
  - Children 11 and under are free.
  - Limited golf cart availability
  - 24 hour cancellation policy.
Call our office at (502) 863-1775 to book your private tour experience.

Buses and Large Groups  (ALL YEAR)
Call our office at (502) 863-1775 to discuss bus and group touring opportunities.  

 

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!

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