Visit the Center
COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the recommendations from state and local officials and in keeping with actions from our local schools, libraries, and other non-profit institutions, we will be closed to the public as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th. We hope to reopen by April 13th.
A full statement and more details about the closing can be found here.
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.