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 For the History Buff

Transport yourself into the glorious past by visiting our many historic sites, museums, and halls of fame.  Or simply stroll around town and take in the historical architecture and Victorian era homes.

 

 

1) Saratoga National Historic Park

https://www.nps.gov/sara/index.htm
This park on the Hudson River includes the site of the Battles of Saratoga, which was the first American military victory of the Revolutionary War. The Park’s tour road is open to cars, bikers and hikers. Bring a bike and and a picnic lunch, and  enjoy the spectacular views.

2) Ulysses S. Grant Cottage

http://www.grantcottage.net/
Grant's cottage has his original furnishings, decorations, and personal items, including the bed where he died in 1885. This Living History museum offers a variety of events from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and Columbus Day weekend.

3) National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame

www.dancemuseum.org/
Located in the former Washington Bathhouse, a historic building in the Saratoga Spa State Park, the musuem puts on events and houses an extensive collection of archives and exhibits. You might also want to check it out as a great place to hold a wedding.

4) National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

https://www.racingmuseum.org
Directly across from the Saratoga Race Course, the musuem houses a diverse collection of art, artifacts, and memorabilia. Don't miss their racing simulator--you can mount up and feel what racing is like from the jockey’s point of view.

5)  Brookside Historical Society

www.brooksidemuseum.org/

Brookside tells Saratoga’s story through interactive and engaging exhibits and programs that will keep kids and adults fascinated. If you'd like to dive into your own research, research assistants are available.

 

6) Saratoga Automobile Museum

www.saratogaautomuseum.org/

Located in the Spa Park, SAM offers a wide range of public programs for audiences of all ages throughout the year, including gallery tours, exhibition talks, and tech sessions for general audiences. Drop-in tours of current exhibitions are available on Thursday and Saturday afternoons.

 

7) The National Bottle Museum

http://nationalbottlemuseum.org/
Did you know that bottle-making was one of the nation's first major industries, and that all bottles were handmade until the early 1900's? Open year round, and offers glass making classes too!


8) Saratoga Monument

https://www.nps.gov/sara/learn/photosmultimedia/saratoga-monument-virtual-tour.htm
Situated on a high bluff where Burgoyne’s last camp was. It commemorates the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga, called “the most important battle of the last 1000 years.”

 

9)  General Phillip Schuyler House

https://paththroughhistory.org

This restored 1777 country house of American General Philip Schuyler is located in the Village of Schuylerville, approximately 8 miles north of the Battlefield. This is also where Alexander Hamilton married Philip Schuyler’s daughter, Eliza. From May through Labor Day, Schuyler House is open for guided tours.

 

Want even more options? View our full list of History venues.

 

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