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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!

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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11 reviews from our community

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.

I love the Victoria Pool, i’ve been going there for years. On a recent visit I was very discouraged to see how many young children were at the pool. There used to be a sign suggesting the peerless pool for the kids. The sign was no longer there and the whole atmosphere of the pool has changed. It used to be the unspoken rule that children did not go to the Victoria Pool . I was very disappointed to see how this has changed, it’s no longer a peaceful escape for adults.

You what is so sad?...that we forget the families hard working families, who can only afford to stay in this area, and rely on bringing kids to local parks and pools so their children can have a good summer. I have more than one child, and I utilize all the sprinkler parks, library programs, and free festivals, and biking areas I can because complex living cannot allow any water relief and its not a safe area for bikes with traffic.. Peerless closed early ...I think in this day and age, its important to show tolerance..and Also not to clump together ALL children...that they all do not know how to behave.... Maybe that child was not having a good day. Maybe that family wanted a change and enjoy a getaway too..accidents happen. Right?!..most kids are polite. Playing in water is just a given where its hard to compose themselves. They are having fun. If you don't want to get wet, don't sit by the pool. Seems every one does a lot of complaining about alittle of nothing these days. We are all in then same boat. Yes it can be annoying.. Kids get annoying. By I see it as to not let little things annoy or ruin my day, be grateful for where we are and who we are, because their are actually people far worse off ...I thank the Saratoga state park for accommodating those who were affected by peerless early closing greatly, and letting us enjoy the rest of the summer.

I used to LOVE the Victorian Pool. I would get there and wait for the doors to open. Now I well not go anymore. There is a Big Sign that reads all bags must not be left unattended. Get there at 9:30 and there is 25 bags there with no one being there in line. That is not fare. No one enforces the rules... Once the Rules are enforced, I well not be there again. There are others that feel the same as I do.

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