The Museum is open Wednesday-Friday 10-5

Saturday-Sunday 12-5

Tours leave on the hour.

The the last tour is at 4pm


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Your Visit

Come discover and enjoy a unique Lexington treasure! Located along beautiful Old Frankfort Pike, even the journey to and from the Museum is something to enjoy. The short drive from downtown Lexington, the road to the Museum highlights what it means to be the Horse Capital of the World. Upon your arrival, the Museum's staff and docents will guide your group on a fascinating tour through the collections as well as the temporary exhibits.

A visit to the Headley-Whitney Museum offers guests a chance to experience both the natural beauty of Kentucky as well as its rich cultural heritage. No trip to the Bluegrass would be complete without a visit to the Headley-Whitney Museum!

Other nearby attractions include: Keeneland Race Track, The Lexington Cemetery, historic downtown Midway, McConnell Springs, Labrot and Graham Distillery, Three Chimneys Farm Visitor's Center, and Equus Run Vineyard and Winery.

Group Rates and Policies

Ten (10) or more individuals constitute a group tour and qualify for the reduced rate.


$8 per person

Seniors, ages 62 and up

$5 per person

University Students

$5 per person

School groups, grades 6 and above

$4 per person

School groups, grades 5 and below

$3 per person

Chaperones and Drivers are admitted free of charge


Please note:
  • Group tours are available Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 3:30pm and last approximately one hour.
  • Tours are required to be booked 2 weeks in advance.
  • The Museum requires a 50% deposit to process your reservation; in the case of cancellations refunds available 48 hours prior to tour date. The remaining fee is due at the time of arrival.
  • Photography is NOT permitted in the Museum.

    Who says Field Trips are just for kids? We are also happy to offer brief workshops for adults booking group tours. Please select from the opportunities below:

    • Jewelry 101: Inspired by George Headley's designs and want to try your hand at jewelry-making? Learn the basics of jewelry by learning about basic tools and jewelry-making techniques. We will first tour the Jewel Room and Library to see Mr. Headley's designs and the actual jewelry, then make a basic pendant and earring set. This tour can also be adapted for bridal showers, birthday parties, or other gatherings. Materials are included. ($15 per person; minimum of 5 people per workshop).
    • Shell Art: Longing for the coast? Bring a bit of the beach home with this fun workshop! We will view the Shell Grotto and hear about its history, and the history of shells in the decorative arts, then try our hand at some whimsical, free-standing shell sculptures. This tour can also be adapted for bridal showers, birthday parties, or other gatherings. Materials are included. ($20 per person; minimum of 5 people per workshop).
    • Bejeweled Bachelorette Parties: Looking for something outside of the typical bachelorette party? Make your own bridal jewelry with this fun workshop, taught by Kelly Graves of Whimsy Beading! We will work with you to find a design that matches your style and taste, then make a stunning earring and pendant set tailored to you! Materials are included. (Pricing varies; contact Amy Murray for more information).
    • Other opportunities: We are happy to create activities for your group. Please contact Amy Murray for more information about private workshops with the Museum.

    School Tours

    The Museum welcomes school groups of all ages. When your students arrive at the Headley-Whitney Museum, staff members and docents will lead small groups through our diverse collection of decorative arts. In addition to the arts, students will experience science, language, and history. Our KERA-friendly tours, activities, and lesson plans are sure to please students and teachers alike.

    Tours are tailored to be age appropriate for your students and to fit your group's specific learning goals. You may select additional programming activities to enhance your visit and provide for a more hands-on learning experience. Please refer to the Field Trips section on the Children's Education page for more information.



    Headley-Whitney Museum
    4435 Old Frankfort Pike - Lexington, KY 40510
    Phone: 859-255-6653 - Fax: 859-255-8375
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