Ballston Spa, New York: National Bottle Museum

The thirst of 19th century bottle fans can only be quenched by a visit to the National Bottle Museum, which displays thousands. See bottles used by the local mineral water spas and a display of privy bottles unearthed from old outhouses.

Address:
76 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, NY
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of Hwy 50/Milton Ave., just north of Front St.
Hours:
F-T 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
518-885-7589
Admission:
Free
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Bottle displays.

The National Bottle Museum

Two floors of bottles in a downtown building, mostly from the 19th century. The museum has a large collection of Saratoga Springs water bottles and some bottle-making equipment.

[Bill La Civita, 06/11/2013]

Bottle-making was America's first big industry, and a lot of bottles were made for Ballston Spa to package its famous mineral water.


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