Visitor Information

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to interpret the history and convey the excitement of Thoroughbred racing in America to the broadest possible audience. The Museum fosters education and understanding of Thoroughbred racing by providing public access to equine art, artifacts, memorabilia, film, video, books and historical archives. The Museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets and exhibits the entire spectrum of Thoroughbred racing, enhanced by interactive displays.  Further, the Museum is the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame honoring Horses, Trainers, and Jockeys.

 


DIRECTIONS

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is located in Saratoga Springs, New York, across from the historic Saratoga Race Course, the oldest operating track in the country.

To reach the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, take exit 14 and bear to the right onto Union Avenue from I-87 (the Northway) towards Saratoga Springs.  Proceed 1.0 miles on Union Avenue.  The Museum is located on the right-hand side at the corner of Union Avenue and Ludlow Street.

 


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HOURS OF OPERATION

 Winter Hours:

 

October 28th  through January 1st

  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 4 p.m

January through March 18th

  • Museum will be closed for gallery renovations

March 19 through July 6

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.

July 7 through Race Meet

  • Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.

Racing Season

  • Daily  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

HOLIDAY HOURS

The Museum is closed  Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.   


ADMISSION FEES

$7.00 adults, $5.00 students and senior citizens (55 and older); members and children 5 and under are free. Want free membership all year long?  Become a Museum Member! Click here for membership information!

FREE ADMISSION

  • NYRA employees. Please show NYRA identification.
  • Hall of Fame members
  • Active United States military personnel and their accompanying family members. Proper military identification is required.
  • Members. Please show membership card. Click here for membership information!

GROUP RATES

Click here for group rates.

 ACCESSIBILITY

The National Museum of Racing is committed to handicapped accessibility.  Our Museum is now 100% handicap accessible.  Wheelchairs are also available at the front desk.


MOVIE SCHEDULE (Race Season schedule below)

Mondays through Saturday

  • Race America is shown in the Hall of Fame  at 11 a.m.  This movie presents the care and training of Thoroughbreds from the time foaled until ready to race; includes racing highlights.
  •  Saratoga 150 is shown in the Hall of Fame at noon.

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  •  Live simulcast of NYRA races is shown in the Hall of Fame on racing days from 1 to 4 p.m.*  

 Sunday

  • Race America is shown in the Hall of Fame at 12:30 p.m.
  •  Live simulcast of NYRA races is shown in the Hall of Fame on racing days from 1 to 4 p.m.*   

During the racing season 

  • Race America will be shown in the Hall of Fame Wednesday - Monday at 10 and 11 a.m. and on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • The National Museum of Racing:  Horse Power will be shown daily in the Hall of Fame at 12 p.m.
  • Live simulcast of races at Saratoga Race Course is shown in the Hall of Fame on racing days from 2 to 5 p.m.*

*NYRA simulcast dates are subject to change.


WANT TO HELP?

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  For more information, or to make a donation, please contact us at:

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

 

191 Union Avenue

 

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3566

 

Phone: (518) 584-0400

 

Toll Free:  1-800-Jockey4 or 1-800-562-5394

 

 Fax: (518) 584-4574

 

Email:  nmrinfo@racingmuseum.net

Please visit our online Saratoga Silks Gift Shop

Do you need information on where to eat and stay in Saratoga?  Please visit the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce at www.saratoga.org.

 

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