Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa
Village Office
(518) 885~5711

The Village has an unique, popular array of activities featuring things to see and do. We invite you to visit Front Street and Milton Avenues for lunch or dinner, tea or coffee, for antiquing, or to enjoy the local art and artists. Below are several of the more historic and entertaining destinations in our historic Village. Bring the family and plan to spend the day!

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  • Doubleday House, Washington Street

    Doubleday House, Washington Street

    Constructed in 1804, it was planned as the laundry house for the Sans Souci Hotel but built as a duplex. House named for Abner Doubleday, Civil War General who popularized baseball. Born June 26, 1819, his family lived in this house while his father was editor of a local newspaper.
  • Medbery Hotel, 48 Front Street

    Medbery Hotel, 48 Front Street

    Built in stages between 1804 and 1847, the Village Hotel was advertised as a "temperance house" and renamed for its new owner, Stephen B. Medbery. The second story veranda was added 1892. In 1972, scenes from "The Way We Were" starring Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand were filmed in front of the building. Empty for many years, the Medbery's new owners renovated it as an Inn and full service day spa.
  • Ballston Spa Village Hall, 66 Front St

    Ballston Spa Village Hall, 66 Front St

    Designed in the commercial Italianate style by Troy architect Marcus Cummings and built in 1873 as the First National Bank, this building has an elegant 16' ceiling. It is open to the public during business hours.
  • Old Iron Spring, corner Front St. and Fairgrounds Rd.

    Old Iron Spring, corner Front St. and Fairgrounds Rd.

    c. 1874, a new 647 feet deep artesian spring well said to have tapped the same mineral water that fed an earlier spring. The eight sided pavilion is regarded as the oldest existing in the area. Water may be sampled free of charge. Behind the spring are stone railroad abutments. Although rebuilt in the 1880's, a portion of the original 1832 abutment can be seen on the south side of Front Street.
  • Brookside, The Saratoga County Museum, 6 Charlton Street

    Brookside, The Saratoga County Museum, 6 Charlton Street

    Built in 1792 by Benjamin Douglas. Its earliest use was a hotel, housing and entertaining visitors to the mineral springs. The Village held its first meeting here in 1807. This structure has been a hotel, school, boarding house, private home, apartment house and an abandoned relic before being renovated in the 1970's to house the Saratoga County Historical Society.
  • Ballston Spa National Bank, 87 Front St.

    Ballston Spa National Bank, 87 Front St.

    This building was built c. 1820 in the Late Federal style. Established in 1838 and reorganized in 1865 as a national bank, it is the oldest in Saratoga County. The art nouveau street clock was erected in 1926.
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Upcoming Events

08 Jul 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
22 Jul 2019;
07:00PM -
Village Board Meeting
12 Aug 2019;
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Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2019

2019 Main & Ongoing

First Fridays of each month: Evening activities throughout downtown

  • Movies in the Park 2019:
    First Fridays of June, July, Aug in Wiswall Park
  • 2019 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend: 
  • June 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to noon
  • See Village News for complete schedule
Farmers Market: June 15 - Sept. 28, 2019:
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 June

  • Annual Sar County Bottle Show & Sale, June 2, County Fairgrounds
  • Village Wide Garage Sale, June 8 - 9 throughout Village
  • Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival, June 21 - 23, County Fairgrounds

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 23 - 28, 2019

 August 

  • Ice Cream Social, Wiswall Park, August 1, featuring Union Fire Co. Band
  • Swim Under Stars, Village Pool, August 10, 8 p.m. to midnight

 September

  • Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds Sept. 13 & 14.

 October

       * The Way We Were Car Show, Oct. 13 downtown. Raindate Oct. 20

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 21

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 6
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(518) 885-5033
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(518) 885-1478
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Key Contacts

Village Office
(518) 885~5711
Central School
(518) 884~7195
Public Library
(518) 885~5022
Community Center
(518) 885~3261
Village Court
(518) 885~6393

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