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Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs

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The Saratoga Automobile Museum is located in the 2,379-acre (963 ha) Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York. Housed in a former water bottling plant built in 1935, the museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Department of Education as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit institution and focuses on the impact of the automobile in the past, present and future in New York and the wider world. The Museum is also a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

After a full renovation, the Saratoga Automobile Museum was chartered in 1999 and officially opened to the public in June 2002 (2002-06). It can display approximately thirty vehicles between three galleries on two floors. The ground floor displays rotating featured exhibits between two galleries. Gallery A is an expansive space featuring 30+ foot ceilings, original tile walls and flooring, and the focal point of the gallery, 3 floor-to-ceiling palladian windows and observation walkway. This gallery is often used for public and private events and weddings. Also on the first floor is a small theater room and an art gallery showcasing local and international artists and photographers. The second floor houses the two permanent exhibits overlooking the first floor, Racing in New York and East of Detroit, plus the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame.

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  • My wife and I (from the UK) visiting my son, daughter in law and granddaughter .. A very welcoming reception by 2 gentlemen at the entrance who pointed out the contents of the museum. Downstairs, the....  more
    My wife and I (from the UK) visiting my son, daughter in law and granddaughter .. A very welcoming reception by 2 gentlemen at the entrance who pointed out the contents of the museum. Downstairs, the....  more »
  • My husband and I stopped in at the Automobile Museum as we were driving through the state park. The 80s exhibit was on the main floor. Interesting displays and informative. A great place to visit if.....  more
    My husband and I stopped in at the Automobile Museum as we were driving through the state park. The 80s exhibit was on the main floor. Interesting displays and informative. A great place to visit if.....  more »
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  • I always love visiting the museum, but this occasion was extra special because our friend visiting from out of state really loves Porsche, and there were many beauties on display! We wandered through and admired them and eventually made our way upstairs to the permanent collection. It was a lovely experience, as always, and really great way to spend an afternoon.
  • AWESOME!!! This was a beautifully clean, informative and fun little museum. Very interesting even for non-car enthusiasts! The building was in amazing condition and had so many little details that made the experience so cool. Cannot believe how clean it was. Very nice staff. Wish there was more in the gift shop to buy, didn't see anything that caught my eye! The 80's theme cars displayed this season were paired with 80's music thought-out the floor! 100% worth a stop!

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