Returning for a third year after a popular initial launch, the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse is hosting a limited cemetery tour that includes dueling, ghost hunting, and fascinating tales about the park’s historic grounds. The Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park tour takes visitors around the grounds from Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-27 starting at 5:30 p.m. each day.
New this year is a second walking tour for the Cemetery Crawl that will focus on past equine residents of the park. Featuring new artifacts, treats and tales, this tour will meet at the International Museum of the Horse from Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-27 at 6:00 p.m. and will lead guests to some of the equine cemeteries around the center of the park. Both tours will explore little-known or often overlooked areas of the park. Guests will see cemeteries and historic sites, enjoy treats and hands-on activities, and hear some spooky tales appropriate for the Halloween season.
The Kentucky Horse Park has served as the home for multiple horse farms for more than 200 years. Families have come and gone, Thoroughbreds and trotters have been raised and trained here, men have participated in duels, and past residents built long-lasting structures that are still used by the park today. The stories of the men, women, children and horses buried throughout the park have helped shape the land that plays a unique and important role in Kentucky’s historic equine heritage.
Reservations are required for the Cemetery Crawl tours, and space is limited each night for the approximately two-hour tour. Reservations can be made by calling (859) 259-4213. Tickets are $15 per person. Tours are recommended for ages 12 and up.