• 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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    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


David T. Wallingford

Miscellaneous Information

Serves thru December 2015

Captain David T. Wallingford served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1970, serving in combat in Vietnam. Captain Wallingford earned numerous military decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V", Purple Heart Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Combat "V", Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal, Vietnamese Service medal with Four Stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation Cross Gallantry Medal with Palm, New York State Consoicuous Service Cross with One Device and New York State Conspicuous Service Star.

Captain Wallingford earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Med/Classics from the College of the Holy Cross. His successful and varied civilian career includes serving the State Division of Veterans' Affairs as Special Assistant to the Director as well as Deputy Director for the Northeast. He also served as Regional Administrator for the Division of Employment services for the State Labor Department.

Captain Wallingfor is an active member of his community. He is dedicated to many veterans' organizations, including Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, the Stratton VA Medical Center, Friends of the New York State Military Museum, and the Town of Malta Veterans Committee. He also serves on the State University of New York Adirondack Foundation Board of Directors. Captain Wallingford and his loving wife, Helene, reside in Malta. They are the proud parents of four children and have been blessed with eight grandchildren.

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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