Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Smithsonian Museum Day LIVE!


Each year you can enjoy FREE admission to various museums across the US.  In Kentucky you can enjoy

CADIZ, KY  Janice Mason Art Museum Free everyday
COVINGTON, KY  Behringer-Crawford Museum
DANVILLE, KY  McDowell House Museum
FAIRVIEW, KY  Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
HISTORIC STEARNS, KY  McCreary County Museum
HODGENVILLE, KY  The Lincoln Museum
LEXINGTON, KY  International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park Smithsonian Affiliate Museums
LOUISVILLE, KY  Frazier History Museum Smithsonian Affiliate Museums & Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
MARION, KY  Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
MAYSVILLE, KY  Kentucky Gateway Museum Center
PARIS, KY  Hopewell Museum
PERRYVILLE, KY  Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Museum
RICHMOND, KY  White Hall State Historic Site
STANFORD, KY  William Whitley State Historic Site
WICKLIFFE, KY  Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

You must have a ticket for entry.


In Lexington enjoy FREE Admission to

International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park
*This does NOT include other parts of the Horse Park – just this museum. Parking is an additional $5

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511


Smithsonian Affiliate Museums

International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park Website »

  • International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park

Museum Day Hours of Operation: 9:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

The museum traces the 50-million-year history of the horse. Priceless artifacts and special exhibits showcase the variety of horse breeds and disciplines available today.

Permanent museum exhibitions highlight the history of the horse from ancient times to the many popular sporting events of modern times.

Self-produced blockbuster exhibitions such as “All the Queen’s Horses: The Role of the Horse in British History;” “Imperial China: The Art of the Horse in Chinese History;”, and “A Gift from the Desert: the Art, Culture and History of the Arabian Horse,” provide a distinctive glimpse into subjects where the horse has been especially significant in shaping human history. Contemporary art exhibitions focus on the talents of equine artists around the globe and give talented local equine artists much needed exposure to a worldwide audience.


“Timeline of the Horse”

“Horse Breeds of the World”

“The Horse in Sport”

The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries

“Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass”

“Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Legend”

Check out our website for additional exhibits!

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