New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs

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The Military Museum's core exhibits include: "Battleground For Freedom: New York During the Revolutionary War; "A Call Not Unheeded: New York's Militia and National Guard, 1792-1916"; Fiery Trial and Sacrifice: New York and the First World War; World War II: United for Victory.", and "Empire for Union", New York State in the Civil War. The Military Museum maintains the largest state collection of military battle flags and the largest collection of Civil War flags in the country. The museum also manages the New York State Veterans Oral History Program. The Friends of the New York State Military Museum are the fundraising arm of the Military Museum.
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  • This is an excellent museum that has many detailed displays. In particular I enjoyed the “Great War” pieces that included detailed uniforms. It was a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the morning...  more »
  • The museum is nicely laid out and if have time a nice museum to take in. Would not be the first thing I would do but nice.  more »
  • A great little museum, a lot of artifacts. It took a couple of hours to tour, I didn't stop and read every sign or plaque either. Staffed by volunteers and veterans, a small gift shop. There is also a veterans research center here as well. I recommend it.
  • This is an absolutely fantastic way to kill a few hours if you are in any way interested in the history of New York and the wars the U.S. has been involved in. Incredibly well-curated, there’s just a wealth of artifacts and information that goes beyond the broad strokes that a lot of us know. Also, it’s free! There is a suggested donation, however, and that’s what helps keep this museum running so well.

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