Located in Saratoga Springs since 2001, the museum houses over 10,000 artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm that depict New York State’s military forces, the state’s military history and the contributions of New York’s veterans. Artifacts include uniforms, weapons, artillery pieces, and art with a significant portion of the collection from the Civil War.
The New York State Military Museum owns the largest collection of state battle flags in the country and the largest collection of Civil War flags in the world, with flags dating from the War of 1812 through the 1991 Gulf War.
“Fantastic Museum! So many interesting things to look at, read about, and discover. Great location, beautiful building, and easy access and parking.”
—Jay H., TripAdvsior
“Right in Saratoga Springs, the New York State Military Museum commemorates the service of New York military units from the Revolution to the Civil War to modern day battlegrounds. Most visitors will want to head north to the Saratoga National Historic Site where, in 1777, the British General John Burgoyne surrendered his sword in what historians call “The Turning Point of the American Revolution.” Don’t miss the chance to climb to the top of the nearby Saratoga Monument for a birds-eye view of the area—and some excellent and unexpected cardio.”
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