Centrally located at 297 Broadway, across from Congress Park, the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is open year round to offer information about history, attractions, accommodations, recreation, events, and much more in our region.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Visitor Center was built in 1915 by the Hudson Valley Railway as a trolley station and operated until 1940. The State of New York opened the Drink Hall in 1941, where the Saratoga mineral waters could be tasted. In 1986, the site opened as the Visitor Center and remains in operation today serving thousands of visitors each year.
What Communities Does This Facility Serve
The City of Saratoga Springs
NY State Heritage Areas
What Are The Stories Told In This Facility
The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center preserves and promotes existing cultural, historical, and natural resources to strengthen the economy, to educate the community, and to enrich the quality of life in Saratoga Springs.
What Are The “Don’t Miss” Experiences In This Community
A City known for Health, History and Horses, your Saratoga experience begins at the Visitor Center. Friendly guides, local maps, exhibits, information kiosks, and an audio-visual presentation will introduce you to the history and attractions of the City and the surrounding areas.
Season And Hours Open
Open Year Round HOURS: 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday
Open Sundays from Memorial Day through mid November 10am - 3pm
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
Operated by the City of Saratoga Springs under the direction of the Office of the Mayor.
Staff Contacts: Johnnie Roberts - Johnnie.Roberts@Saratoga-Springs.org
Mary Flanagan - Mary.Flanagan@Saratoga-Springs.org
Tours Are Offered
Site is Child-friendly