Official Host Hotel of the 2018 Kentucky Derby

The 2018 Kentucky Derby Activities and Events

Fashion, mint juleps, roses and extras you'll only experience at the Galt House Hotel. 

The most exciting 3-night race stay starts with a Call to the Post Party Thursday evening! Throughout the weekend, watch the Kentucky Derby contenders warm-up at Dawn at the Downs. If you are in need of the perfect topper, the Galt House hotel offers an onsite hat and gift shops to meet your fashion needs. We are perfectly localed for all pre and post Derby festivites.

For more information about event tickets, please visit the Kentucky Derby or Churchill Downs websites.

View The Galt House Hotel 2016 Kentucky Derby Pocket Guide

RACE DAY INFORMATION:
 

What to Bring to the Track:
Box Lunches in clear bag or box
Purses *must be 12" in any dimension or smaller
Cell phones
Personal music systems, radios and televisions
Binoculars
Diaper bag (only if carrying a child)
Strollers (only if carrying a child - no other items allowed)
Seat cushions (no backs)
Chairs (Gate 3 only)
Blankets (Gates 1 & 3 for infield use only)
Tarpaulins (Gates 1 & 3 for infield use only)
Items that CANNOT be carried in:
Drones
Coolers/large purses
Camcorders
Cameras with detachable lenses
Weapons of any kind (includes all knives and scissors)
Backpacks, luggage and duffel bags
Glass bottles
Alcoholic beverages
Thermoses
Grills
Wagons
Umbrellas
Fireworks
Selfie sticks
Animals (except service animals)
Any items considered dangerous and/or inappropriate