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New Summer Derby Tours: Mansion to Mansion

Union Gables Inn, Saratoga Springs. Photo provided. Union Gables Inn, Saratoga Springs. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Each Saturday, weather permitting, July 11, 18 and 25, 2020, step back in time with us as we learn about the families that made homes in the majestic houses on Union Avenue. We will even have the opportunity to visit the first floors of two of the Grand Mansions.

We start at the corner of Regent & Union Avenue and learn about the house that was originally owned by the Rockwood family. As we continue down Union Avenue, we will visit inside Union Gables. Built in 1901 by an orphan who, through his personal drive, became one of the largest merchants in the village.

We then stroll further down Union Avenue toward the Track learning the history of each of the houses. Our last stop inside a mansion is at Saratoga Dreams built in the 1880’s. Hear how the house was originally designed and why the floor plans were changed before it was completed. 

The walking tours are ninety minutes, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per-person and includes a copy of one of the books by your tour guide, author and Victorian Historian Hollis Palmer. 

Social distancing and face masks are required. Reservations must be made prior to the date via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-495-7012. During the pandemic, we will not be able to use bathrooms in the houses so please plan ahead.

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