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Places to Visit in Saratoga

Saratoga Village Saratoga Historical Museum
Aegis Gallery of Fine Art Gallery Saratoga Co-op, Inc.
Montalvo Center for the Arts Madronia Cemetery
Youth Science Institute Sanborn Discovery Center Other Things to Do in Saratoga

Museums, Galleries and Historical Sites

Saratoga Village

Designed a California Historical Site in 950, features many buildings throughout the community's business area and adjoining residential neighborhoods which were original to early Saratoga. The Historical Foundation conducts walking tours to 22 Historical buildings.

Call (408) 867 - 4311 for more information.

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Saratoga Historical Museum
20450 Saratoga - Los Gatos Road
(408) 867 - 4311

Housed in a turn -of - the - century former drug store building, the museum contains displays of artifacts and photographs from early Saratoga. The city's first library, now a Friends of the Library book store, and the McWilliams House, circa 1965, presently the home of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, are adjacent historic buildings. Docents offer historic sites guided tours by appointments only. Museum admission is free and is open Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Aegis Gallery of Fine Art
14531 Big Basin Way, Suite 2
(408) 867 - 0171

This Co-op gallery's entire exhibit changes monthly at the end of the month. The third Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. the gallery sponsors other artists in the main gallery, including poetry readings, dramatic interpretation and chamber music. Interested artists, please contact the gallery. House are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Gallery Saratoga Co-op, Inc.
14531 Big Basin Way, Suite 4
(408) 867 - 0458

The gallery's exhibits change every two months and a different artists is featured each month. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Montalvo Center for the Arts/The Gallery of Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Road
(408) 741 - 3421

This stately, Mediterranean-style mansion houses exhibits of local arts or artist residents. Exhibits change every six weeks. Call ahead for updated information House are Thursday and Friday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Youth Science Institute Sanborn Discovery Center
16055 Sanborn Road
(408) 867 - 6940

A natural history display, live arthropod menagerie and live reptiles, amphibians and mammals are featured. School and group programs are offered during the school year and science camps during the summer. An annual insect fair is hosted each May. The center is open Wednesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m.

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Madronia Cemetery
Oak Street at 6th Street
(408) 867 - 3717

The cemetery, located on the hillside just above Saratoga Village, was established in 1954. This si the final resting place of Mary Ann Day Brown, the wife of the abolitionist John Brown of Harper's Ferry infamy. Plots are available for Saratoga and Monte Sereno residents only. Memorial Day services, sponsored by the Saratoga Foothill Club, are held here each year.

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