Saratoga is renowned for its pivotal role in the Revolutionary War involving two famous battles collectively known as the “Battle of Saratoga” that led to the surrender of British General John Burgoyne and his troops. The land on which the most important parts of those battles took place is now preserved as a park, The Saratoga Battlefield, a National Historical Park.
Arts & Culture
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame showcases the history of thoroughbred horse racing through exhibits, artwork, and interactive displays.
The Saratoga Automobile Museum located on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park, features a collection of vintage cars and hosts carious car shows and events.
The National Museum of Dance highlights the history and evolution of dance through exhibits, performances, and educational programs.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra and is a major contributor to the economic development of the Saratoga Springs region, generating millions of dollars annually through tourism, job creation and increased business activity.
Saratoga Race Course, one of the longest, continuously running horse racing venues in the country, founded in part by the maternal grandfather of Winston Churchill, attracts visitors from across the globe each year.
Saratoga Casino features slots and electronic table games, dining and entertainment and live harness racing.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) features Live Nation concerts each summer featuring well known artists.
Trails & Outdoor Recreation
Saratoga County owns approximately 3‚000 acres of forestland that has historically been open to the public for passive recreation.
Over 20 natural mineral springs have been a source of Saratoga’s health and wellness-related tourism for centuries. The benefits of the mineral water were well known to the Native Americans who originally lived in the region, as they believed the water had healing and medicinal properties, and highly revered it.