We are open:

Tuesday - Saturday

10am to 2pm

Tours available

2020 Museum Hours

Location

104 E. Constitution Avenue

PO Box  1131

Saratoga, WY 82331

Just 20 miles south of I-80 and 8 miles north of the

Snowy Range Scenic Byway access

Welcome to the Saratoga Museum!

Preserving our heritage & history by voting ‘FOR’ Museum District

 

When it comes to preserving our rich heritage and history, right now is an exciting as well as perilous time.

 

We are excited about new books being published; thrilled about the local newspaper featuring our several small and successful privately funded museums throughout the county; happy to see museums expanding and adding facilities and collections, elated to see historic material being preserved through digital programs, as well as overjoyed about fund drives and creative ways to support these historic gems.

 

Heading the list of “PERIALS” is keeping the doors of our Saratoga Museum open, which is why supporters proposed  formation of a museum district. The measure will appear on the November general election ballot, and, if passed, the one mill levy will add nearly $50,000 per year towards operation of the Saratoga Museum, while costing the average household less than $5 per year.

 

As one of the founding members and life-long supporter of the Saratoga Museum, Dick Perue said his concern for the future of this facility is so great that he volunteered to head “Friends of Saratoga/Ryan Park Museum District” committee to see that the measure gets passed.

 

Museum supporters and “Friends” plead, “Please join us to help save your Saratoga Museum by voting FOR Saratoga/Ryan Park Museum District!”

 

 

 

History of Ryan Park and surrounding area is being preserved and shared through the efforts of the Saratoga Museum including this rare photo of the Ryan Park CCC camp, which later became a WWII POW camp. Other Ryan Park history includes the lumber & timber industry, Snowy Range road, Barrett Ridge & Ryan Park ski jumps and runs, hunting, fishing & trapping, dude ranches, recreation and agricultural, plus much more.—Photo courtesy of Saratoga Museum.

 

 

 

First Iron Horse in Saratoga arrived in summer of 1907. Complete history of the Saratoga & Encampment Railway has been preserved at the Saratoga Museum and is available to all interested persons. The museum staff and volunteers are now preparing a large railroad display for viewing by all those who visit the facility.—Photo courtesy of Saratoga Museum.

Plan Your Visit

 

Located in Saratoga, Wyoming, the Saratoga Museum houses an impressive collection of over 10,000 artifacts and rotating exhibits.

 

Open year round, the Museum houses the most diverse geological collection in the state of Wyoming with minerals and gems ranging from India to Antarctica. When you visit, you’ll learn about the creation of Saratoga and Wyoming from it's early geology through the pioneer settlers to modern times. The Museum is open Memorial Day - September, Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm and on Sunday’s 10am to 2pm. Off-season hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 2pm and by appointment for research.

Current Exhibits

 

Housed in Saratoga’s original 1915 Saratoga - Encampment Railroad Depot, the Saratoga Museum's exhibits feature the area's Geological formation and prehistoric past, the determination of the pioneers who settled in the North Platte Valley, helped bring the arrival of Union Pacific Railroad, commerce and industry to the area.

 

The museum grounds also feature an original one-room cabin built by the Waint family who are valley pioneers. The cabin houses a blacksmith collection.  The grounds are home to an original emergency and noon whistle and a sheep wagon which was donated by the Savage family.   Included on the ground is a pavilion for weddings, reunions and special events.  A Union Pacific  caboose which can be used for back ground pictures.

About the Museum

 

The Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association (SHCA) seeks to deepen understanding of the historic, prehistoric, geological, and cultural past of the town of Saratoga and its relevant place in North Platte Valley; strengthen the bond of the local community; and provide an educational stimulating and positive experience for museum visitors.

 

Newsletters

 

Annual 2020

 

Spring 2018

 

Winter 2018

 

Fall 2017

 

Summer 2017

 

Hours of Operation:

(Memorial Day - end of September)

 

Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday: closed

Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Tours available

contact:

 

Saratoga Museum and

Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association

104 E. Constitution Avenue

PO Box  1131

Saratoga, WY 82331

307-326-5511

email: saratogamuseum@gmail.com

 

admission by donation

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