Visitor Information

We offer a guided walking tour 7 days** a week at 10:00 a.m. (Horse Country) and 11:00 a.m. Visitors will see our stallions, the breeding shed, and the cemetery. During the months of January and February, we offer tours 5 days a week (no tours on Tuesdays or Wednesdays). Since Claiborne Farm is a private working farm, tours are by appointment only.

To organize an 11 a.m. tour, please call (859) 987-2330 (please note office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST) or e-mail us with possible dates and number of people. Since this is a working farm, your promptness is greatly appreciated. Please plan to check in at our Visitor Center AT LEAST 5 minutes before your tour time.



Sunday, April 1st – Easter

Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4th – July 4th

Monday, September 3rd – Labor Day

Monday, September 10th – Sunday, September 16th – Keeneland September Sale

Monday, November 5th – Sunday, November 11th – Keeneland November Sale

Thursday, November 22nd – Thanksgiving

Sunday, December 23rd – Tuesday, December 25th – Christmas

Sunday, January 30th – Tuesday, January 1st – New Year


How long does the tour last?
The tour typically lasts an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.

Do we have to have a reservation to get on a tour?
Yes, reservations are required to go on a tour. However, we take reservations up to the morning of a tour, so give us a call!

How far in advance do you need a reservation?
When you know what day you’d like to visit, give us a call because the earlier the better. We typically only make reservations for a year out.

How much does it cost?
Our 10 AM tour is booked through, and the cost is $20. Our 11 AM tour is booked through the farm, and while there is no fee, the groom does appreciate a tip.

What will we see?
Visitors will see our Stallion Division, which includes our breeding shed, stallion barns with our current studs, and the cemetery.

Can children come?
Children are welcome but must be supervised by a parent at all times. Warning: there is a brief discussion regarding the Thoroughbred breeding process.

Is the tour handicap friendly?
This tour is a walking tour that covers about a quarter of a mile. The entire tour is on a paved road, and there is shade along the way.

When do you have tours?
We have tours daily at 10 AM and 11 AM. Our 10 AM tour is booked through

How do I make a reservation?
To make a tour for our 10 AM tour, you can go to or give them a call at (859) 963-1004. To make a tour for the 11 AM time, please give us a call at (859) 987-2330 or email

Is there a gift shop?
Yes, there is a gift shop. Visitors have the chance to check it before or after the tour, depending on time. Its hours are 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. It is also online at

Where do I go once I get to the farm?
Once you arrive at the main gate, please pull down the drive and check in for your tour at the Visitor Center. If the parking is full by the Visitor Center, your guide will direct you where to park.

Can you provide directions to the farm?
Please visit our Directions page for detailed directions on how to get to the farm.

Can I request to see certain stallions or have a certain groom?
We do our best to let our fans meet the champions; however, no guarantees can be made for any particular showing. Showings are pending the health and welfare of the animals.

Your times don’t work for me. Can I come another time?
Since Claiborne is a working farm and the tours are given by our stallion grooms themselves, we cannot offer any other times outside of our normal morning tours. The horses have to be taken care of the remainder of the day!

I’m driving by and just want to see the cemetery. Is that ok?
We’re sorry, but we cannot accommodate visitors outside of the scheduled tours.

Can I see more of the farm?
Our only tour option is through our Stallion Complex; however, we’re hoping to add an additional experiences in the future!

Can we picnic at the farm?
There is a not space for a picnic on the farm.

Do the grooms expect a tip?
The 10 AM tour through Horse Country already includes your tip, but feel free to give more if you’d like! For the 11 AM tour, the grooms do appreciate a tip.

How much should we tip the groom?
Anywhere between $5 and $10 is normal, but we always encourage visitors to give based on their experience!

Is there a public restroom?
We just opened up our Visitor Center in August 2015, where there are restrooms for visitors.

We don’t need a guided tour. Can we just come walk around?
Since Claiborne is a working farm, we cannot allow visitors on the farm without a reservation for a tour.

My GPS has taken me to another farm entrance! How do I get to you?
It happens a lot! No worries. Our Main Gate is marked by a black sign with our logo and yellow letters that say “Main Gate”. If you remember passing that sign, go back to it and enter there! If you feel completely lost, check these directions or give us a call at (859) 987-2330.

Are there places to sit down along the tour route?
There are not benches or places to sit down along the tour. There are benches and chairs inside our Visitor Center.

Do you all accept special groups?
We do our best to accommodate all sizes of groups! Our standard tour is typically capped at 30 people, but we do accept requests for groups with more people.