Thursday, 09 September 2021 14:29

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Autumn Series Events

SARATOGA SPRINGS — As the summer season comes to an end, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation looks forward to their Autumn Series events offered this Sunday through October 24.

Join the Foundation for the first of the strolls on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for Historic Fifth & Madison with Debbie Studwell. Learn about these grand residential streets adjacent to the Saratoga Race Course which are lined with elegant Queen Anne and Craftsman houses. Tour meets at NE Corner of Fifth and Nelson Ave.

On Sept. 19, Charlie Kuenzel will explore the historic landscape architecture of Congress Park, share about the history of Saratoga and its springs, and highlight the Canfield Casino. Historic Congress Park tour meets in Congress Park in front of the Canfield Casino at 10:30 a.m. Additional Autumn Strolls include tours of mail-order houses of the east side on Oct. 3, the return of Pups for Preservation on Oct. 17 where dogs and their humans stroll North Broadway, and the Gut neighborhood on Oct. 24.

All Sunday morning tours last approximately 90 minutes and require walking and standing on varied terrain. Tours will be limited to 30 people and tickets must be purchased in advance.  The cost per tour is $15 for SSPF members and $20 for non-members.  Members who have received complimentary Stroll passes should contact the Foundation directly to reserve their ticket.

In addition to the Autumn Strolls, the Foundation will be offering bike tours of the Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, September 26 and Saturday, October 9.  Bike tours last approximately three hours, attendees must bring or rent their bike, and space is limited. 

The Foundation is also hosting its popular Twilight Cemetery Tour “Madness, Murder, Untimely Deaths, and Strange Coincidences,” on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. which provides a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk with tour leader Gloria May. Tickets for the Bike Tours and the Twilight Cemetery Tour are $20 for SSPF Members and $25 for non-members.

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