Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

Saturday July 15, 2017
Meet at Museum between 9:45 and 9:50 am.                     

240 Main Street, Goshen, New York 10924

It is approximately a 35 – 40-minute drive from the center of the Wallkill Hamlet to the museum.You can park behind the museum building or on the street, though be sure to fill the parking meters. Generally, there are horses that are exercising on the track in the mornings. You can come earlier to watch the horses if you would like. The guided tour begins at 10 am and lasts until 12 noon. Immediately after the tour, we will have a luncheon at the museum.

 Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance (by July 8, 2017), $25 per person – includes tour and luncheon

If you need wheelchair accessibility, please let me know when you reserve your ticket.

Contact: Donna Myer 845-851-8105 or donna.myer@yahoo.com

History of the Museum

The Tudor style architecture of the original 1913 stable, in which the museum is partially housed, provides the backdrop for displays of art and artifacts relating to the history of the American-born sport of harness racing and the Standardbred horse. Visitors experience interactive exhibitry, informative films and a timeline of the sport’s history from its late 18th century New York roots through today. Visitors can also experience the thrill of racing first hand with a ride on the museum’s 3D simulator. In addition to the repository of more than 70,000 harness racing photographs, paintings, and artifacts, the museum boasts the largest collection of Currier & Ives trotting prints. The Hall of Fame contains lifelike statuettes of the inductees- drivers, trainers and breeders –who have enriched the sport. The museum overlooks Goshen’s Historic Track. Established in 1838, it is the oldest working racetrack in the country and was the first sporting site to receive National Historic Landmark status (in 1966). Harness races are held weekends in June and early July.