Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
4.5
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the great tradition of racing and Aiken’s vital role in it. Forty Champion Thoroughbreds have trained at the famed Aiken Training Track. The Hall of Fame immortalizes each in the Iselin’s charming, old carriage house. The Hall of Fame features both flat racers and steeplechase horses, from 1942 through the present. Photos, trophies and other memorabilia highlight these outstanding horses.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Swifty Travels
Albuquerque, NM96 contributions
Apr 2023
I stopped in to take a look on my recent visit. I am not well versed in the area of horseracing, but this is a lovely museum, the best part for me is it is free and it is a historical home. Aiken has a deep history in training thoroughbred horses, many awards on display here!
Written May 9, 2023
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Mikalah R
Aiken, SC70 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
The museum was much more than I expected it to be. When I walked in, I was greeted by a wonderful lady who gave us a wonderful overview of the museum. The whole place was very attention-grabbing and had lots of exciting history. Well worth a visit, whether you're a horse lover or not.
Written June 5, 2015
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Chipperdad
Aiken, SC96 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
This attraction is located on the grounds of Hopeland Gardens and covers the history of thoroughbred racing and its roots in Aiken. Very informative and educational for the family.
Written September 12, 2014
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Karen M
Stafford, VA8 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Located within Hopeland Garden, the attendant never smiled. She also acted like you were ignorant if you had any questions about horses or racing. The museum collects donations and I left a $3.00 donation that was $2.75 too much for the welcome I received.
Written July 29, 2014
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Maria R
Aiken, SC153 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a "must see" for anyone who visits Hopelands Gardens. We went to the museum for the first time in several years: it's been completely re-done, featuring horses and trainers with an Aiken connection. There are some wonderful stories there.
Written September 15, 2019
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Anne A
Aiken, SC29 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Whether a horse lover or not, the Racing Museum is full of local horse history, and that is what Aiken is about. See history's jockeys and trainers, silks, trophies...it's got it all. A good trip for visitors, too.
Written May 21, 2015
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Ron B
Aiken, SC277 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
This museum is located inside Hopeland Gardens, it tells you the story of horse training, races and the history thereof. It has the jockey histories and colors. Don't miss it.
Written May 19, 2015
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Paoball
Augusta, GA222 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
The saddest thing about this little gem is the lost potential. You walk into a really neat building and its beauty touches you. The docent, nice enough. doesn't move from their desk so you wander around aimlessly, w/o any story. What could be done? You walk over the threshold and a tape is playing... " Around the far turn, its 'racehorse name'... he's pulling ahead, he ahead by 1 length, now two... etc." the roar of the crowd. You walk in further, the docent tells you the best way to tour, what to look for. You see the various TV screens and with a little interaction you watch a little video. Then you wander outside and peak into the famous stalls of the famous 'residents' There.. another little button is pushed an a tape plays about the horse who lived there. So sad and so stagnant. The park is beautiful so its setting is perfect.
Written March 11, 2015
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Kathy M
Fernandina Beach, FL57 contributions
Nov 2019
This was an interesting visit to appreciate the history of horses in Aiken. The docent was friendly and provided historical information. They had displays about jockeys, horses and the history of horses in Aiken. Small but nicely arranged museum. The setting in Hopelands Gardens was also worth a stroll around.
Written December 1, 2019
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janetcwest
Potts Camp, MS9 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
The museum is very well set up and interesting. The stalls are used to display different aspects of racing and set up with activities for children. The history of the thoroughbreds from this area was great.
Written April 1, 2019
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