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Victoria Pool

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


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!

2022 Victoria Pool Hours

  • Open Daily: June 25 - September 5, 2022, from 10:00am-6:00pm

2022 Vehicle Entrance Fee Into Saratoga Spa State Park

  • $10 per vehicle *Victoria Pool additional fee
  • Special event vehicle use fee: $10
  • Non-Profit Buses: $35
  • Commercial Buses: $75
  • Not-for-Profit Seasonal Bus Permit: $150

Fees are collected at the toll booths on:

  • April 30 - May 29, 2022: 8:30am - 4:30pm (weekends)
  • May 29 - September 6, 2022: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Daily, except for Special Events)
  • September 6 - October 10, 2022: 8:30am - 4:30pm (weekends & holidays)

2022 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

Learn 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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7 reviews from our community

I loved the fact that the pool was not heated. It made for a refreshing swim. It’s rare these days to find a pool that not heated. The first time I went was on a very hot Friday. It was impossible to swim until about 5PM, but I enjoyed the ambiance of yesteryear. The second time I went was today between rainstorms. It was perfectly deserted and if I didn’t have to mind my grandchildren, I would have had a beautiful swim. The grandchildren had a wonderful time and I was so happy they could enjoy that lovely pool. I was so disappointed to read reviews by people who are down on kids swimming. Please leave Victoria Pool open to all!

Any progress with an alternative form of heat? Solar, for instance? ☀️

For an adult pool and having to pay extra sure was a lot of kids.... Extremely disappointing. Wanted to get away from my kid not to deal with other kids un the Victorian pool. Thanks won't be back waste of gas and money

Water is a bit nippy, ironic for the first heated pool... but I get the boilers are decrepit and likely not up to the task. What I don't get is allowing children in . This place used to be a quiet oasis, and now that's gone.Consider making it 21+, and serving alcohol gets a lot easier all around...

this pool is very nice and modern looking but it's not heated

the Victoria Pool is a peaceful atmosphere where Adults of all financial situations Can go and a grand experience together and feel like they are staying at 5 star resort sitting and lounging pool side . One suggestion though., they should charge a little more so that families are not so inclined to bring small children, its really for Adults . But you don't havr to take my word for it just enter the pool area and you will see , a bar , lounge chairs and the general age group is older .

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