The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will host “Taking the Waters,” a walking tour led by Charlie Kuenzel, President of the Saratoga Springs History Museum, as part of their Summer Sunday Stroll series, set for Sunday, July 24th.
Known as a premiere health resort, Saratoga Springs attracted the rich and famous to drink and bathe in the healing waters. Stroll attendees are invited to not only learn about the history, but also sample the waters along the tour route. This tour will begin at 10:30 am and will meet at High Rock Park located on High Rock Avenue and ends in Congress Park.
Next Sunday, July 31st at 10:30 am, Executive Director, Samantha Bosshart, will lead the Summer Sunday Stroll, “Summer Cottages of North Broadway,” highlighting the architecture and sharing entertaining stories of those who built and resided in these grand residences. Only 5 tickets remain for this tour. Additional tours this summer highlight the mail-order houses on the east side, the area surrounding the Saratoga Race Course, architecture of the Saratoga Spa State Park, and more.
All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours are limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. Foundation members with stroll passes need to contact the Foundation’s office to book their Sunday Summer Stroll prior to the date of the stroll they chose.
For additional information or to purchase tickets to any of the upcoming strolls, or upcoming events, visit the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation webite, call (518) 587-5030, or email Jacqueline Bunge, Events & Programs Coordinator at email@example.com.
Photo of Congress Spring courtesy Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.