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Historical Society of Saratoga Springs and Canfield Casino

Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
+1 518-584-6920
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Worth the time to check out

My son and I were walking around Congress Street Park and decided to check out the museum. It was 6... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Mark T
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Saratoga Springs, New York
A Must See

Admission to this wonderful venue should be increased for the value. We thoroughly enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Laura M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

My son and I were walking around Congress Street Park and decided to check out the museum. It was 6 for me and 4 for him. It kept us occupied for 45 minutes or so. That seems fair to me. I would not go back...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Admission to this wonderful venue should be increased for the value. We thoroughly enjoyed a personal tour of the building and were very impressed by the wealth of knowledge and information shared. There are three floors of history, special exhibits and a reproduction of a...More

1  Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It was our first time at this absolutely gorgeous and historic venue for the most beautiful wedding ever. It was stunning inside and a must see. The appetizer stations, dinner and dessert was the best ever and just a perfect setting for this wedding of...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The building at the edge of Congress Park has served many purposes over the years and tries, with varying degrees of success, to honor them all. It’s only $6 to get in. It was a private home, a casino, and now a museum. The downstairs...More

1  Thank Capt_Graves
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Three floors and three subjects in this former 1870's casino (Canfield) in Congress Park. Floor One: The history of Saratoga Springs. Floor Two: The dark side of the town's history of drugs, gambling, prostitution and gangsters. Floor Three: The Walworth Family. The story of a...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I really enjoyed this museum and it was only $6. The first floor has a history of Saratoga Springs and many artifacts along with a stunning stained glass window and gift shop. The second floor has an original casino room in all its sumptuous glory,...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a visit with my son, it was really cold outside so I wanted to bring him in where it was warm. For $4 the two of us were able to walk around and check out this interesting museum. Some exhibits were...More

Thank Lauren J
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Outstanding exhibits and presentation of Saratoga Springs' local history. Located in the city park for a great setting. Highly recommend a visit if you have the time.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The building the Historical Society is in dates to the 19th century, and its primary interest centers around when Saratoga Springs was in its heyday of horse racing and gambling. The fellow who owned it was a former Congressman and US Senator. His story is...More

1  Thank wildabouttennis
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I visited this museum as we are great fans of the Edna Ferber novel "The Saratoga Trunk" and wanted to see the Club House Casino, that used to be in this building. The museum was far better than we had expected with...More

1  Thank Olle O
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heltom55
26 September 2016|
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Response from Joyce C | Reviewed this property |
I think if you go to the museum's website, they'd post the days and hours. saratogahistory
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any0ne22
25 September 2016|
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Response from Joyce C | Reviewed this property |
yes there are, but check on the museum's website also.
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