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The Saratoga region is home to four nationally acclaimed museums and several of local interest.
The Saratoga National Historical Park is comprised of three sites. The largest is the “turning point of the Revolutionary War”, the Saratoga Battlefield, and is located on the Hudson River about fourteen miles east of the City of Saratoga Springs. The Visitor Center is open year round and provides a good overview of that October in 1777. Eight miles north are the Schuyler House in Schuylerville and the 155 foot tall Saratoga Monument commemorating General Burgoyne’s surrender to General Gates in the town of Victory. 518-664-9821 ext. 224.
National Museum of Racing
Located on Union Avenue directly across from the Saratoga Race Course, the museum is committed to perpetuating the story of thoroughbred racing, its heritage, the thrill of the track and its glories. Special exhibits and educational programs are scheduled throughout the year. Guests at our Saratoga Springs B&B love the film and the mechanical horse! Open year round. Call 518-584-0400 for hours and schedule of events.
National Museum of Dance
The Museum of Dance features wonderful exhibits devoted exclusively to professional American dance-from ballet to Broadway, modern to jazz, ethnic to tap. With Saratoga as the summer home of the New York City Ballet, a strong emphasis on ballet dancers and choreographers is prevalent. Fred Astaire’s steps are painted on the floor. Put on your dancing shoes at one of our favorite Saratoga Springs museums! Call for hours of operation and special exhibits. 518-584-2225
Saratoga Harness Museum and Hall of Fame
Housed on the grounds of Saratoga Raceway, accessible through the Jefferson Street gate, this museum exhibits include old time heroes, high wheel sulkies, antique horseshoe display, paintings, sculpture and a Hall of Fame. There is also a library that chronicles the history of standard bred racing. Open seasonally. 518-587-4210
Historical Society Museum (Walworth Memorial Museum)
Both of these museums are housed inside Canfield Casino (The Casino building itself is worth the trip) located within Historic Congress Park in the heart of the city. Filled with historical photos, memorabilia, exhibits and Victorian displays, this is a must when taking a stroll through Congress Park. 518-584-6920
National Bottle Museum
Located at 76 Milton Avenue in Ballston Spa (seven miles south of Saratoga Springs), this museum features a history and collection of bottles. Open seasonally. Call for hours. 518-885-7589
The Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection was founded by Charlotte Pruyn Hyde in 1952 as an art museum for the greater Glens Falls region (approximately twenty miles north of Saratoga Springs). Today the museum is comprised of her collection of European Old Master and American works of art and European antiques. Featuring such artists as Botticelli, da Vinci, Tintoretto, El Greco, Rembrandt, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, van Gogh and Picasso. All this rare art displayed in Mrs. Hyde’s home as if she were ready to sit down to dinner. A gem! Open year round. Call for hours. 518-792-1761.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Located in a renovated bottling plant in the Saratoga Spa State Park, the Saratoga Automobile Museum is a state-of-the-art museum celebrating the automobile heritage of New York State, featuring educational exhibits, interactive displays and changing exhibits. 518-587-1935
New York State Military Museum & Veterans Research Center
61 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs.
Houses New York State’s vast collection of 10,000 military artifacts some dating to before the American Revolution, along with an impressive collection of 1800 historic battle flags. 518-583-0184
The Tang Museum
Located on the campus of Skidmore College it is one of the first interdisciplinary museums of its kind, where exhibits present art together with history and science along with other subjects. 518-580-8080