Old Friends Visitor Information

 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending our tours until further notice. All our events through May 31st are also cancelled. If you already have a tour scheduled and would like additional information, call us at 502-863-1775.

Information for our Georgetown, Kentucky Location
Reservations are required.  To book a tour online, click here.  
Or to schedule a tour by phone, call us at (502) 863-1775. Tours are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for kids 4-12, and kids 3 and under are free. Click here for Tour Faqs. 

The office and gift shop are located in the visitor center, which is open from 10:00 - 4:00.

Winter hours are November 6th through March 15th - one tour daily at 11:00am only.

March 16th through November 11th, tours are daily at 10 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.

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.

PRIVATE TOURS – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
A private tour approximately 1.5 hours long. Can be customized. $35 per person and children 6 to 12 are $15.  There is a 2 person minimum and 5 person maximum.  A golf cart might be available for this tour, but it is not guaranteed. This tour is subject to availability and must be reserved at least a week ahead.  Call us for information at 502-863-1775.  We're very sorry, but private tours are not available Derby week.

PRIVATE TOUR WITH FOUNDER MICHAEL BLOWEN– BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
A driving tour with founder and president Michael Blowen approximately 1.5 hours long.  $75 per person and children 6 to 12 are $25.  There is a 2 person minimum and 5 person maximum.  This tour is subject to availability and must be booked at least a week ahead.  Call us for information at 502-863-1775.  We're very sorry, but private tours are not available Derby week.

Some details to know for your visit:
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. 

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. No running or shouting.   One adult accompanying every 4 children is preferable for safety.

We welcome group tours!! Call us for pricing and more information.
Please note that groups of very young children may not be appropriate for our particular tour.  Please call us for more details.

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!