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Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 |


Overview

As the first heated pool in the U.S., the Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park has a rich and colorful history in Saratoga Springs, and was frequented by the rich and famous!

Victoria Pool 2019 Hours:

  • May 25 through May 27, 10am to 6pm
  • May 28 through June 21, 10am to 6pm (weekends only)
  • June 22 through September 2, 10am to 6pm

2019 Vehicle Entrance Fee into Saratoga Spa State Park:

  • $10 per vehicle
  • Special event vehicle use fee: $10
  • Non-profit buses: $35
  • Commercial buses: $75
  • Non-profit seasonal bus permit: $150

Fees are collected at the toll booths on:

  • May 4 - May 19, weekends
  • May 25 - September 2, daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm (except for special events)
  • September 7 - October 7, weekends and holidays

2019 Victoria Pool Admission Costs:

Note: The pool admission costs are in addition to the vehicle fee into Saratoga Spa State Park

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Children (5-11 yrs): $4.00
  • Children (under 5 yrs): No Charge
  • Seniors (62 yrs & older, NYS Resident): $4.00 *$8 fee weekends & holidays

About the Victoria Pool:

Built in 1935, the pool complex was joyously received by the public and happy visitors reclined in lawn chairs and on towels surrounded by blue tile and colorful umbrellas. NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt became a strong proponent of the healthful environment of Saratoga Springs. He actively supported the building of Victoria Pool as part of an overall hydrotherapy program in combination with ‘taking the cure’ at the baths and mineral springs of Saratoga.

The architecture of Victoria Pool and surrounding buildings is simply amazing. Built in a traditional style of architecture with classic brick structures graced by arched colonnades, the pool also features a spectacular limestone deck and lion water spouts.

The Victoria Pool reopened in 2005 after going through an extensive renovation, returning it to its pristine condition. The pool's original boilers are too costly to run, so the pool is unheated until an alternative energy source is found. For now, you can enjoy the comfort of its cool water amid the historic architecture for which it is so renowned. Showers, lockers, and restrooms are available.

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13 reviews from our community

Other than beautiful visuals this pool is a horrific tragedy. I'm not sure they actually expect anyone to swim. The water is frigid, think arthritic joints seizing up. They tell you about showering facilities, but there is no warm water in said shower. So arthritic joints seizing up, and no hot shower after. Then, the desk attendants were miserable useless people, who acted like I was out of line bringing these serious complaints to them.

The Victoria Pool is a beautiful oasis nestled among massive trees and landscaped lawns. It’s perfect for all ages and kids should be exposed to such stately enjoyment. The pool offers a glimpse into another period and is the best public pool experience I’ve had. I even lost an earring which was valiantly found by lifeguard Patrick. A day in Saratoga spent poolside at Victoria Pool is a beautiful day. Treat yourself and family.

Please take the kids out off the pool .

the victoria pool should be adult only there are many other town pools with diving boards slides and grass. victoria pool has an adult atmosphere with the restaurant and bars
if not for the children i would have given this pool high stars

This is a joke. A wait for the pool but. I where on this site does it say that there is a limit or a wait. What a waste of a pool. So dont think you can just show up and get in Because there is a magical limit and wait list.

Victoria pool is a wonderful lace tp spend a day. We are fortunate to have the wonderful State Park at our doorstep. To those who bemoan the fact that children are at the pool I can only say “ get a life”. This is a great place for everyone to enjoy.


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