If you are coming from the South: Take route 87 north from Albany. You will be on Route 9 for about four and one-half miles.Turn right (east) on route 29, which is also Lake Avenue.
Go about one-quarter mile and turn left on route 29, which is also Lake Avenue.
You can call the museum at (518) 581-5100 or go to [link will open a new window] and enter your starting address and the address of the museum (61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866) to get personalized directions.
The artifacts include uniforms, weapons, artillery pieces, and art.
A significant portion of the museum’s collection is from the Civil War.
FREE VALET Thursday-Saturday if you arrive between 5PM-8PM and FREE PARKING Thursday-Saturday if you arrive between 7PM-11PM.
Background: The mission of the museum and research center is to preserve, interpret and disseminate the story, history and records of New York State’s military forces and veterans.
The largest part of this collection is of World War II veteran interviews.
The Veteran Questionnaire Program, similar to the Oral History Program, solicits and preserves the written and photographic record of the state’s veterans.
The Museum is in the old armory building which is 3 blocks on the left.