Thursday, 08 June 2023 12:27

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Kicks Off 2023 Summer Sunday Stroll Season This Weekend

SARATOGA SPRINGS —The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced that this year’s strolls start on Sunday, June 11. 

Historic walking tours will be offered every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. through Labor Day in various neighborhoods throughout the city. Tours highlight the Gut neighborhood, mail-order houses on the east side, architecture of the Saratoga Spa State Park, the diverse history of the historic West Side, mansions of North Broadway, and more. 

The first of 13 tours of historic Saratoga Springs kicks off with “Down In The Valley: Exploring The Gut” on Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. Alexandra Morgan will explore the area behind Broadway known as “The Gut,” which was home to many working class and Jewish families who provided important contributions to the community. This tour meets at the northwest corner of Putnam and Spring streets at the Hathorn Spring. 

Upcoming this month: 

- Sunday, June 18 - Historic Madison & Fifth Avenues. Deborah Studwell will lead a tour of residential streets which are lined with elegant Victorian and Craftsman houses near the Saratoga Race Course. Meet at: NE corner of Nelson and Fifth avenues.

- Sunday, June 25 - Historic Congress Park. Join Charlie Kuenzel for an entertaining and educational stroll through historic Congress Park. Meet at: Outside of the Canfield Casino

Tours will be limited to 30 and tickets must be purchased in advance.  The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members. For additional information visit, call 518-587-5030, or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.

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