Old Friends Visitor Information

Information for our Georgetown, Kentucky Location

Old Friends is offering socially distanced, outdoor tour experiences through November 1, 2020. Tour information and COVID-19 RULES OF THE FARM are detailed below. Please read, choose which tour is right for you, and call (502)-863-1775 to book.

GENERAL TOURS: THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS thru NOVEMBER 1, 2020
* Reservations are required
* Tour cost: $25.00/person. Advance payment via credit card required.
* Your tour will include a maximum of 8 people. We cannot accommodate children under 12
* Tour times 10 am and 1 pm. Tour duration is 1.5 hours
* This is a walking tour - golf carts are NOT available.
* Tours restricted to the main tour route. We cannot accommodate requests to see specific horses residing elsewhere on the farm.

FOUNDER’S TOURS WITH MICHAEL: FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS thru NOVEMBER 1, 2020
* Hosted by Old Friends Founder Michael Blowen
* Reservations are required.
* Tour cost: $50.00/person, advance payment via credit card required.
* Your tour will include a maximum of 8 people. We cannot accommodate children under 12
* Tour time 12:00 noon. Tour duration is 1.5 hours
* This is a walking tour - golf carts are NOT available.
* Tours restricted to the main tour route. We cannot accommodate requests to see specific horses residing elsewhere on the farm.

COVID-19 RULES OF THE FARM
* Face masks are required for the duration of your visit to Old Friends
* Social distancing a minimum of six (6) feet is required
* Want to feed the horses? Gloves (provided by Old Friends) are required.
* A health screening, including temperature check, will be performed prior to your tour.  Temperatures must register below 100.4° (per CDC guidelines) to be cleared for the tour.
* Respect all posted signage, rules, regulations, and safety instructions conveyed by Old Friends staff and tour guides.
* Visitor center and gift shop are closed to the public.
* There are NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS available.

OTHER INFO
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!

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.

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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