The Saratoga Automobile Museum has announced their annual Spring Auto Show and Family Fun Day is set for Saturday, May 16th at the Saratoga State Park. [Read more…] about Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Spring Auto Show
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The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to offer a bike tour of the historic Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, September 29th at 10:30 am.
Linda Harvey-Opiteck will lead a tour of the park to explore its historic development from 1910 to the present, highlighting its significant architecture and landscape. [Read more…] about Bike Tour of the Saratoga Spa Park Architecture, Landscape Sunday
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced a Summer Stroll at The Spa Complex, set for Sunday, July 7th at 10:30 am with Linda Harvey-Opiteck. A
ttendees can discover the architecture and landscape of the significant National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park while learning about the history leading to its development which involved key local and national individuals. The tour, sponsored by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, meets at 108 Avenue of the Pines in front of the Hall of Springs. [Read more…] about Tour Saratoga Spa Complex Sunday
The Office of State History, in partnership with the National Park Service, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College began facilitating planning meetings to discuss New York’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about 250th American Revolution Anniv Meeting at Ganondagan
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll will tour The Spa Complex, the core of the Saratoga Spa State Park, on Sunday, July 29th at 10:30 am with Linda Harvey-Opiteck.
Discover the architecture and landscape of the significant National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park. Learn the history leading to its development which involved key local and national individuals. The tour, sponsored by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, meets at 108 Avenue of the Pines in front of the Hall of Springs. [Read more…] about Saratoga Summer Stroll of The Spa Complex Sunday
The Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga Battlefield) will show Revolutionary War army trades at work, on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Armies had a lot more to do than fight in the Revolutionary War. They employed and contracted with a variety of professional tradesmen and women who worked to provide and repair supplies needed by the troops. Blacksmiths made and repaired ironwork; Tailors sewed and fixed clothing; Woodworkers built and fixed wheels and artillery carriages; Tinsmiths made artillery cartridge casings; and Cordwainers made shoes for the troops. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Army Trades Weekend at Saratoga Battlefield
As part of the 16th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, Saratoga National Historical Park will present a Commemorative Encampment marking the 238th anniversary of the world-changing Battle of Saratoga, Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2015. [Read more…] about Battle of Saratoga Anniversary Encampment
Saratoga National Historical Park’s celebration on Tuesday features a Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drums concert at noon, musket firings throughout the day and discounts in the museum bookstore. Also available is free entrance to drive or bicycle the scenic tour road and hike the historic trails. [Read more…] about Free Admission to Saratoga Battlefield Tuesday
Saratoga National Historical Park has announced the launch of its new mobile app for smart phones and tablets. Starting April 2015, visitors using these portable computing devices will be able to use this app to enhance their park touring experience.
The app features content for over 30 points of interest, including images and an audio tour of the battlefield created by the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield. Visitors can also listen to a new Wilkinson Trail Hiking Tour, an immersive soundscape with two distinct tours, one for adults and a student-narrated one for children. The Wilkinson Trail tours were created by park rangers, volunteers, and students. Visitors can also discover points of interest with location-aware alerts and GPS-enabled maps. [Read more…] about Saratoga National Historical Park Launches Mobile App
A new National Park Service (NPS) report argues that 58,772 visitors to Saratoga National Historical Park (known locally as the Saratoga Battlefield) in 2014 spent $3,296,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 50 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4,168,300 according to the report’s authors.
The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and National Park Service economist Lynne Koontz. [Read more…] about Report: Saratoga Battlefield Adds $4.1M To Economy