The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame

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The National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame

99 South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Notes: E-mail:

Phone: (518) 584-2225

Fax: (518) 584-4515


Historical Description

The National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame was established in 1986 and is the only museum in the nation dedicated to American professional dance. It is located in the former Washington Bath House -- a spacious, airy 1918 Arts and Crafts-style building --in the Saratoga Spa State Park    


The Site

The Museum houses a growing collection of photographs, videos, artifacts, costumes, biographies and archives comprising a contemporary and retrospective examination of seminal contributions to dance. The Museum's only permanent exhibition is the Hall of Fame. In 1987, the Museum recognized Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Katherine Dunham, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Lincoln Kirstein and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, among others, as founders and innovators of American professional dance. To date more than 30 dancers, choreographers, teachers, designers, critics and patrons have been recognized for their influence on our dance heritage    



From Metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Westchester:

Take NY Thruway to Exit 24 at Albany, and then the I-87 Northway to exit 13N. Follow Rte 9 North about 4 miles. The Museum is located just past the Saratoga Spa State Park & Lincoln Bath House on the left.

From Western New York:

• From the NY Thruway (I-87) • Take I-87 to exit 28 at Fultonville, • Johnstown • Rte. 29 to Saratoga Springs; • Or I87 to exit 27 at Amsterdam • Rte. 67 East to Ballston Spa to • Rte. 50 North to • Saratoga Springs. 

For further directions please visit the website or call.