Historic Track

Main St., Goshen, New York

Map 

Description 

Harness racing developed in the United States, and early races in Goshen took place on its main street. Established in 1838, this is one of the older harness racing courses in the country that is still active. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000560
Areas of significance
Entertainment/Recreation; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Sport facility
Current function
Sport facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1854; 1911
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 3