National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1951 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American Thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers.

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Sep 8, 2023
Great museum that covers all the great horses in the history of racing. Very cool Hall of Fame presentation. Nice gift shop. Interactive displays. Full review by Deb H
Jul 5, 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 ba… Full review by 179cynthiaf
Oct 10, 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 follo… Full review by kv163

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Hours open
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9:00 to 5:00 Wed -Sun
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date of horsemen induction into hall of fame
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The date for the induction into the Hall of Fame has moved around in recent years. (I'm on the Voting Panel for the Hall of Fame, so I keep abreast of such things.) It USED to be on …
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The date for the induction into the Hall of Fame has moved around in recent years. (I'm on the Voting Panel for the Hall of Fame, so I keep abreast of such things.) It USED to be on the second Friday in August, but this year (2017) -- it was changed to the FIRST Friday. Best to put a reminder to yourself, to check the Museum's website for updates, starting in early April when the new Inductees' names will be announced. :)
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Answer by · Aug 10, 2017
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What are the hours of operation?
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That information is available on their website.
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Hi. We have a little dog Chichuahua. Can we bring him to the museum?
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There is a lot of Saratoga history that can be done on foot with a dog if that helps. Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and touring the local streets to look at Victorian homes. You …
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There is a lot of Saratoga history that can be done on foot with a dog if that helps. Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and touring the local streets to look at Victorian homes. You can get self guiding walking tour material at the Visitor Center. Also, the Saratoga National Battlefield is not far and you can drive that in your own vehicle Enjoy your visit.
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What is the cost of admission? Is there a restaurant near by for lunch?
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Admission to the Museum is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors 55 and over and students. Children 5 and under are free. We are not far from Broadway and within walking …
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Admission to the Museum is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors 55 and over and students. Children 5 and under are free. We are not far from Broadway and within walking distance is the Brook Tavern and Spring Street Deli.
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Do I need to purchase my admission ticket online?
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No, but purchasing your ticket online is strongly encouraged. If you need help with this, please call the Museum at (518) 584-0400.
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