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Health, history, and horses come together at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Located along Broadway, Circular and Spring Street, this beautiful park offers fun, relaxation... and a fountain or two. Congress Park invites you to picnic, stroll and explore.






Park History

Nestled within the gates of Congress Park lies the famed Canfield Casino, an historic 1870s gambling casino named a National Historic Landmark. Although no longer used for gambling, Canfield is steeped with beautiful architectural detail and plays host to countless events and weddings. QUICK Fact: Scenes were shot at the Canfield Casino for the 2003 feature film Seabiscuit.

Take a tour of the Saratoga Springs History Museum. Located in the Canfield Casino, visitors can learn more about the prolific history of Saratoga. Explore the Exhibition room, the High Stakes Gambling room, Belter room, Walworth Museum, and the Saratoga Springs History Hall of Fame. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for Seniors and Students. Children under 12 are free. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm. The remainder of the year, the Saratoga Springs History Museum is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Warm Weather Recreation

  • Picnic in the park! Green grass, lush gardens and countless fountains and springs make Congress Park the perfect setting for a scenic summertime picnic.
  • Strolling! To stay in shape or just to see the sites, jogging and walking around Historic Congress Park is a great way to spend the early morning or afternoon hours in Saratoga Springs.

  • Events! When Track season is here and the horses return to Saratoga, Congress Park is full of activity and special events of all kinds. From live music concerts to art shows to summer festivals, there is always something happening in the park! Check out our Saratoga events calendar to stay updated.

  • The Carousel! The historic wooden carousel in Congress Park is open during the day all summer long, drawing out giggles from young and old alike.