The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced that Summer Sunday Strolls are set to return on June 13th, and will be held every Sunday through September 5th at 10:30 am in various neighborhoods throughout the city of Saratoga Springs.
The first Sunday Stroll “Wealth & Wellness: Franklin Square Summer Strolls,” will be led by NYS Assemblywoman and former SSPF Executive Director, Carrie Woerner, and will highlight historic Franklin Square, which is a veritable showcase of American architectural history and home to some of the oldest private residences in Saratoga Springs. This tour meets at the northwest corner of Division Street and Broadway.
The Sunday, June 20th tour “Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut” will be led by Alexandra Morgan. She will explore the area behind Broadway known as “The Gut,” which was home to many working class and Jewish families who provided important contributions to the community. Tour meets by Hathorn Spring at the northwest corner of Putnam and Spring Streets.
New tours highlight the mineral springs of downtown and mail-order houses on the east side, as well as, popular tours of North Broadway, the Saratoga Spa State Park, the historic West Side, among others.
All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to thirty and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Members who have received complimentary Stroll passes will have those honored for their value of $10 and will be required to pay the difference of $5.
For additional information or to purchase tickets for upcoming tours visit the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation website call (518) 587-5030, or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Marvin Sackett Todd House, 4 Franklin Square provided.