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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!

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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4 reviews from our community

My daughter loved this pool so much. We will be definitely going back.

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

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