Visit the Center
COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the recommendations from state and local officials and in keeping with actions from our local libraries, we are still closed to the public. Any plans to reopen will be announced here and on our Facebook.
Check out our Facebook for updates!
Open year-round, the Center charges no admission and has a staff eager to share their passion for racing. We urge visitors to pick up a book, study the displays from our library, archives, model car, and racing art and photography collections, or watch “25 Years at Speed: The Watkins Glen Story with Brock Yates,” a historic film on the early history of racing on the streets of Watkins Glen and our local track in the Center’s theater. Throughout the race season, the Center features a notable race car in a rotating display in our main hall.
Location and Hours of Operation
Situated in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, our location and hours are:
610 South Decatur Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The IMRRC will observe federal holidays for 2020 as follows:
- New Year’s Day, January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20
- Presidents’ Day, February 17
- Memorial Day, May 25
- Labor Day, September 7
- Columbus Day, October 12
- Veterans Day, November 11
- Thanksgiving Day, November 26
- Christmas Day, December 25
In addition, we are closed on Black Friday (November 27) and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day (December 24 to January 4).
On-site researchers welcome by appointment.