History & Museums

Visitors to Saratoga will find many museums and historical sites.  Most notably, Saratoga is the home of Saratoga National Historical Park and three national Museums, which are:  The National Museum of Dance, The National Museum of Racing (horses) and The National Bottle Museum. 

Saratoga National Historical Park was the site of the Battles of Saratoga, which many scholars identify as one of the most important military battles in world history.  A year-round visitor center and seasonal tour road highlight the history and characters that led to the American victory.

The National Museum of Dance is a celebration of every dance form, from Ballet to Tap.  Located within the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, it is a wonderful place to visit.

The National Bottle Museum is located in Ballston Spa.  The eclectic collection highlights all shapes and sizes of the many bottles that have existed.

Saratoga is also home to the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the New York State Military Museum, the Children's Museum, Grant Cottage, the Schuyler House, the Saratoga Battle Monument, the Saratoga Springs History Museum and Brookside Museum (the Saratoga County Historical Center) in addition to the many town museums scattered throughout the county. 

There are so many museums, you're sure to learn something new during your visit to Saratoga.  A great way to check out a number of our museums is by taking advantage of our Museum Pass.

Museum (top)

Adirondack Museum
Regional Museum of History/Art

Brookside Saratoga Co. Historical Society
Education/Genealogy/Gift Shop

The Children's Museum At Saratoga
Hands-on Children's Museum

Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage
Historic site of Ulysses S. Grant

The Hyde Collection
Art Museum/Historic House

National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame
Exhibits/Dance School/Weddings

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Thoroughbred Racing Museum

New York State Military Museum
Displays NYS's military history collection

Saratoga Automobile Museum
Car Museum

Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center
Information on Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs History Museum
Explore the history of Saratoga Springs

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Exhibit galleries and event space

National Parks/Buildings (top)

Saratoga National Historical Park
History of the Battle of Saratoga