We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Review Highlights
Splendid Museum

Saratoga Racetrack is the oldest in the US and all the history is on display and full of memento's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brasschaat, Belgium
A pleasant surprise!

Despite knowing that Saratoga is known for it's racing scene, I was not too enthused about visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Concord, New Hampshire
via mobile
Read all 252 reviews
All photos (47)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“racing fan”(29 reviews)
“triple crown”(10 reviews)
History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
Improve This Listing
Reviews (252)
Filter reviews
249 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews racing fan interactive exhibits triple crown starting gate life size horse lover jockey silks children's area famous horses free admission gift shop thoroughbred horse racing great history across the street couple of hours rainy day few hours
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 249 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saratoga Racetrack is the oldest in the US and all the history is on display and full of memento's of winning horses and many more. There is also a courtyard where the late David Cassidy, all around performer and horsebreeder is remembered by his friends...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VeerleS35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite knowing that Saratoga is known for it's racing scene, I was not too enthused about visiting this museum. However, the rain forced us to seek an indoor activity. I immediately changed my mind! The building itself is beautiful, and the staff friendly. An added...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RandKNH
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Horse lovers will enjoy this, very interesting - allow enough time as there is a lot to see and read.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Inspire621659
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We are not real horse racing fans but the museum proved enjoyable and interesting for the beginner!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Guide27676005131
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The facility is so well done and truly fulfils its mission to preserve and promote the history of Thoroughbred racing in America and to honor the sport's most accomplished horses,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C9168CGlindam
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I am not a big fan of horse racing but I am a fan of this museum. We read that it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to see the exhibits but it took about 2 hours and we rushed through because the museum was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We learned a lot at this museum. It presents more like an art museum because many of the stories are told through paintings, trophies, and sculptures. The amount of reading is a good balance. You learn a lot but also leave with some back stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dananddiana
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Located not far from the Saratoga race track, this little gem of a museum feels like more art gallery than hall of fame, but it has some really cool things in it's collection and a nice gift shop. They offer a BOGO AAA rate. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thegreenheron
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We weren't going to pay to see the museum but it happened to be free the day we stopped by, so we spent some time learning about the history of the races. Not sure it would have been worth paying to enter unless you're really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank colt123
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We came to Saratoga Springs to visit some friends and we are not big horse-racing fans. We took a track tour the first day and were given free tickets to this museum as part of the tour. We weren't even going to use them, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ellen06804
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 nearby hotels
Brentwood Hotel
126 reviews
.92 km away
Pavilion Grand Hotel
429 reviews
1.07 km away
Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
586 reviews
1.08 km away
Saratoga Community Court Motel
86 reviews
1.08 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 263 nearby restaurants
Osteria Danny
373 reviews
.91 km away
The Brook Tavern
225 reviews
.22 km away
Sweet MIMI
160 reviews
.96 km away
Little India
72 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 97 nearby attractions
Saratoga Race Course
1,708 reviews
.75 km away
Congress Park
717 reviews
.94 km away
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center
170 reviews
1.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
13 May 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
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... More
19 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from NTMJR | Reviewed this property |
That information is available on their website.
14 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from snowfairy32 | Reviewed this property |
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... More