• Welcome to the New York State Military Museum

    Welcome to the New York State Military Museum

    The mission of the museum and research center is to preserve, interpret and disseminate the story, history and records of New York State’s military forces and veterans.

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  • Sherman Tank Returns!

    Sherman Tank Returns!

    Our Sherman Tank returns to the NYS Military Museum from Fort Drum after a year long restoration, to it's permanent exhibit spot.

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  • CIVIL WAR PAINTINGS | Now on Display

    CIVIL WAR PAINTINGS | Now on Display

    This exhibit will highlight some of the finest Civil War artwork from the collection of the Military Museum on a rotating basis. Click for more details...

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  • A CALL NOT UNHEEDED

    A CALL NOT UNHEEDED

    The exhibit features a dazzling array of militia and National Guard distinctive unit dress uniforms, ballot boxes and decorative bronze trophies that interpret the social organization of the National Guard, original artifacts from the USS Maine, and a carronade captured during the 1857 Dead Rabbits Riot in New York City.

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  • Battleground for Freedom

    Battleground for Freedom

    No less than 120 military engagements occurred on New York soil, more than in any other state, ranging in scale and significance from the decisive Battle of Saratoga to numerous bitter skirmishes and ruthless raids that raged throughout the frontier settlements...

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  • Some Great Past Exhibits

    Some Great Past Exhibits

Contact

Charles Wheeler
Position:
Advisory Council Member

Miscellaneous Information

Native of Loudonville, New York, graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University w/ a BS in Business Administration & Marketing. Joined Hyatt Hotel Corporation in 1971 following his return from Vietnam, a 1st Lt., Army Quartermaster.

First Executive Director of the Empire State Plaza Convention and Arts Center. Worked for two decades with the Office of General Services, New York State, and also was co-founder of Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Empire State Society of Association Executives. Employed at NYRA as site manager, eventually becoming Manager of Planning and Community Relations at the Saratoga Race Track.

Currently serves as president elect for Saratoga Springs Rotary Club and the Board of the Saratoga City Center. He and has wife Mary Lou have six grown children and reside in Saratoga Springs.

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed Sunday & Monday)

Research Center Hours

Appointments are required.
Tuesday – Friday | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The museum is closed on
all New York State & Federal Holidays.

61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 581-5100

Museum Store
(518) 226-0490

Due to staffing concerns the museum
can no longer accept telephone inquiries.

 


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