The seat of New York’s government has also been at the center of American history since the nation’s founding. At Saratoga, the American fight for independence was tipped in favor of the new nation. While traveling to Washington DC, President-elect Abraham Lincoln stopped here to reassure Americans of his commitment to the Union. Four future presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt, would serve New Yorkers here as governor. Visitors can explore the Saratoga Battlefield, the Capitol building, the New York State Museum and other sites important to the nation’s military and political history.
Mohawk Valley Path Through History: America’s First Frontier
The Brookside Museum, also known as the Aldridge House, was built in the 1790s and is one of the oldest structures in the village of Ballston Spa. Currently it is the home of the Saratoga County... more