National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A tour through the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame sets you on an incredible journey through the sport’s history, from colonial times through present day. Surrounded by incredible works of fine art, trophies, and historical artifacts, visitors experience all aspects of this thrilling sport, from its most iconic moments and pageantry to what happens behind the scenes during a day at the races. The Museum’s signature film, What It Takes: Journey to the Hall of Fame is a 16-minute immersive experience that brings viewers on an amazing journey through the sport and examines the rare honor — given to less than one percent its participants — of reaching the game’s pinnacle and earning a coveted spot in the Hall of Fame. The cutting-edge film conveys the exhilaration of the sport of thoroughbred racing in America and the passion behind the heritage of the game.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Deb H
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Great museum that covers all the great horses in the history of racing. Very cool Hall of Fame presentation. Nice gift shop. Interactive displays.
Written September 8, 2023
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ2,358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
16 minute movie is really good. Make sure not to miss this.

There are at least two sets of restrooms. We were sent to the basement when we asked where the bathrooms were, but we later found other bathrooms on the ground floor.
Written July 5, 2023
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KellyV
Toronto, Canada64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An interesting museum with tons to see and read about. The 360 degree movie was interesting and the guide who introduced it was certainly passionate about racing and was a wealth of information following the short film, we stayed back to chat with her and ask her questions. We spent maybe an hour here but if you were really into horses and racing you could certainly spend a few hours reading all of the displays.
Written October 10, 2022
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Estelle K
Mount Laurel, NJ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you come during racing season, weekend mornings have special free admission - I forget if they are on Saturdays or Sundays, but the museum is free on those days
Written August 28, 2022
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CuriousTravelerRadio
Lancaster, PA1,525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We are not horse people, but this museum is magnificent! No expense was spared in creating a beautiful and interesting horse racing museum. The 16 minute movie alone is worth the visit!
Written June 27, 2022
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lesgo
Lexington, KY63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
very interesting. The film was very good, worthwhile. The exhibits interesting if you are interested in thoroughbreds. We live in a state big on racing so it was fun and educational. Wish the sport would be more inclusive though.
Written June 9, 2022
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LianneDC
Washington, DC52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
What a great museum of the history and magic of racing. The new film in the Hall of Fame is extraordinary and tugs at the heartstrings with all the heart that goes into training and racing. Amazing display of history with many exhibits and nice interactive touches to remind you of race days. Staff is super friendly and helpful, and the whole experience was very well worth the detour in our travels.
Written May 19, 2022
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MGK
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A truly historical overview of the racing industry from colonial era of America to the present day. The new video presentation was fabulous
Written April 24, 2022
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Islandtime11
Brooklyn, NY185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We visited in the Winter so there were no races to see. This was a great way to get the feel of horse racing without the real thing.
Written December 19, 2021
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RdgTrips
Stanfordville, NY80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Make it a point to visit this museum - it's very interesting and the has many interactive aspects that allow you to choose information of most interest to you.

The movie, in my opinion, is the best place to start. It's a short 15 minute film that will really give you a framework for the rest of the areas. Not to mention, the wall displays allow you to call up information on any horse, trainer or rider for more detail - that was super cool!

It was also great to see the exhibits for steeplechase as well as the ones about how the breed began and how a horses' skeleton supports itself, especially at peak performance.

My husband is not a horse person and neither of us have had the chance to see a live horse race but we spent easily two plus hours enjoying this museum!

The simulator was not running when we were there - it will be a reason to go back, for sure!

A huge shout out to Kate, Janet and the rest of the staff - they went over and above to insure our visit was super!
Written December 13, 2021
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