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Things To Do Around Saratoga: Historical Places

Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park

The Saratoga Spa State Park, just south of downtown, contains the historic Roosevelt Baths and the natural springs that made Saratoga famous. It's worth a trip just to picnic on the expansive lawns and explore the trails through the park.

 

The Spa State Park is also the location of the National Museum of Dance, featuring a hall of fame, children's wing, and changing exhibits.

 

The Saratoga Auto Museum is also located in the State Park. It has exhibits on the history of the automobile, and is the location of several car shows a year.

Historical Attractions

The Saratoga Springs History Museum is right in the heart of Congress Park, and offers exhibits on the history of our city for only $5 admission.

Hours: Daily, 10:00-4:00

 

Saratoga National Historical Park is located about 20 minutes out of downtown Saratoga, and is the site of one of the turning points in the American Revolutionary War.

Visitor's Center Hours: 9:00-5:00 daily

Tour Road Hours: April 1st through the first weekend in December, 9:00 to dusk.

 

The Saratoga Race Course has been operating for 150 years, and is the second-oldest racetrack in the US.

The track is open late July through Labor Day, with the first race beginning at 1pm each day.

 

The Yaddo Gardens, located on the historic Yaddo estate that is now an artist retreat, is the perfect spot for an afternoon walk.

The gardens are open to the public seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to dusk. The rest of the grounds are private artist residences.

Outside of Saratoga