Children’s Museum • 69 Caroline Street • 584-5540
The Children’s Museum is developmentally appropriate for elementary aged children and younger, however we find that some older children enjoy the museum when accompanying younger visitors. Additionally, we have programs designed to include older children. Please feel free to call us if you have questions about the nature of our exhibits or programs.
Grant’s Cottage • Mt. McGregor • 584-4353
In this Adirondack Cottage Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He had arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants, and doctors; he was able to complete his memoirs in the short time he had left.
Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as during the Grant family’s stay. Visitors tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing the original furnishings and decorations, personal items belonging to Grant, the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant’s August 4th funeral. There is also a short path to the Eastern Outlook, which commands a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley, from the Adirondacks in the north, the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east, and the Catskills to the south.
Open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday. Adults – $5, Kids 6-16 – $2, Children under 6 – Free
National Museum of Dance • 99 South Broadway • 584-2225
This is the only museum in the nation dedicated to American dance.
Twist! Jump! Play! Dance! The Alfred Z. Solomon Childrenâ€™s Wing is an interactive space just for kids! It includes a video library, reading corner, movement and balance toys, stage area and more. The Kidsâ€™ Gallery showcases rotating exhibits of childrenâ€™s artwork and allows visitors to create their own masterpieces as well!
National Museum of Racing • 191 Union Avenue • 584-0400
Man o’ War, Secretariat, Arcaro, and the Jones Boys are all heroes of the turf and names that evoke the clang of the starting gate and the thunder of pounding hooves. A visit to the Museum is filled with the sights and sounds of racing.
As one of America’s oldest sports, Thoroughbred Racing has a long and rich history. To tell the story of the sport, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame relies on a renowned equine art collection, stunning trophies, beautiful silks, and Thoroughbred memorabilia.
While a walking tour captures the flavor of our permanent exhibits, no visit is complete without a trip to the Peter McBean Special Exhibition Gallery. The gallery features unique and exciting collections that are rarely available to the public.
New York State Military Heritage Institute • 61 Lake Avenue • 226-0991
The museum houses over 10,000 artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm that relate to New York State’s military forces, the state’s military history and the contributions of New York’s veterans. The artifacts include uniforms, weapons, artillery pieces, and art. A significant portion of the museum’s collection is from the Civil War. Notable artifacts from this conflict include Colonel Elmer Ellsworth’s (the Union’s first martyr) uniform, the medical kit of Jubal Early’s surgeon, and the uniform and bugle of Gustav Schurmann (General Philip Kearny’s boy bugler). Included in the museum are significant holdings relating to New York’s 27th Division in World War I and World War II and notable state military regiments such as the 7th (Silk Stocking Regiment), 69th (Fighting Irish), 71st, and 369th (Harlem Hell fighters) New York Infantry.
Saratoga Automotive Museum • 110 Avenue of the Pines • 587-1935
The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile
The Museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Department of Education as a not-for-profit institution. Additionally the Museum is a member of the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM).
Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame • Jefferson Street • 587-4210
Open July through October, on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. Open May, June and November, on Thursday through Saturday from 10am – 4pm. Childrens tours, backstretch movie, posters and coloring books.
Saratoga Springs History Museum • Canfield Casino • 584-6920
The Saratoga Historical Foundation (SHF) was established in November, 1962 by Florence Russell Cunningham. It had its origins in the History Committee of the Foothill Club. Miss Cunningham, a school teacher, was vitally interested in local history and chaired the History Committee.
She was also an avid collector of Saratoga memorabilia which she donated to the Museum. At her death, she willed her collection and the money from her estate to establish a Museum for Saratoga.
Her dream of a Museum for Saratoga became a reality in 1976. The American Bicentennial Celebration provided an opportunity to relocate and renovate a historic Saratoga structure for use as a Museum. The Swanee store and the Jarboe-McWilliams House were moved to their present sites and dedicated for use as a Museum in 1976.
Our mission is to:
- To stimulate public interest in Saratoga history.
- To carry on research and collect records, pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia related to our local history.
- To maintain a Museum for the display and safe-keeping of archival material.
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery • 815 North Broadway • 580-8080
At the heart of the Tang Museum is an ambitious exhibition program of approximately twelve exhibitions each year. The Tang originates nearly all of its exhibitions, frequently in collaboration with other museums.
The museum regularly involves individual faculty or groups of Skidmore community members as curators and advisors for its signature Interdisciplinary Exhibitions, large-scale projects that combine a variety of objects such as antique maps, objects, and books, archival documents, scientific artifacts, and other examples of material culture with new works of international contemporary art. Beginning with The World According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations in 2001, this series of innovative, exploratory exhibition projects includes shows such as Lives of the Hudson, Molecules That Matter, A Very Liquid Heaven, and more.
The Tang also originates significant survey Traveling Exhibitions of contemporary art, featuring major emerging and established artists of our time. These have included scholarly examinations of the work of Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Kara Walker, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Joachim Schmid, Trisha Brown, and Richard Pettibone, among others.
Provides Family Saturdays suitable for kids 5-9. A brief tour followed by a hands on art activity with all materials provided. FREE, reservations highly encouraged.