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The first chief of police, George W. Blodgett, (center with straw hat and light colored pants) with his police force.

Since 1887: Saratoga’s Police Department

By 1887, Saratoga Springs had grown to a point where a police department was needed to ensure law and order.  An act of the State

Congress Park Concerts!~Fun for All!

Congress Park Concerts!~Fun for All!

Concerts in Congress Park…a Saratoga tradition dating back to the Gilded Age!  Every Tuesday evening in August heralds in Dark Days Starry Nights,  a concert

SARATOGA TRUNK TOUR DATES

SARATOGA TRUNK TOUR DATES

The Saratoga Trunk Tour – a Saratoga love story!  Based on the novel by Edna Ferber Follow your guide Kathy Totten as she takes you

June 12 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

The backbone of the racing industry is the community of workers who work within the backstretch of thoroughbred racetracks: its trainers, assistant trainers, grooms, hot

Patterson Spring photo courtesy of the Saratoga Springs History Museum

Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut

Saratoga Springs was made up of many ethnic districts. One of the most interesting is known as “The Gut” or “The Valley”, an area east

Walking Tours slated to begin July 7th

The Saratoga Springs Visitor Center will kickoff their walking tour season Monday, July 7th through Labor Day with a tour of Congress Park entitled “History,

Photo courtesy of the Saratoga Springs History Museum

March 13th Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

Join librarian Dan Hubs and Irish fiddler Frank Orsini for a biographical survey of the life of John Morrissey. Born in poverty in Ireland, Morrissey

Bring in the New Year with us!

Bring in the New Year with us!

Holiday Community Outreach

Holiday Community Outreach

Calling all mittens! The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is sponsoring its annual “Happy Hands Mitten Tree” program, through December 31st. Donations can be

Tour Guide Volunteers Needed!

The Visitors Center is currently seeking Tour Guides for our exciting 2013 season which begins the second week of July through Labor Day.  Our “History,