Saratoga National Historical Park

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Geographical Address

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Public Address
648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170, United States
Postal Code
12170
latitude
43
longitude
-73.66

Contact Info

COMM
518) 670-2985
Operating Hours
9am - 5pm

Business Info

Operating Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed now
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Turning Point

Here, in 1777, during the American War for Independence, American troops battled and beat a British invasion force, marking the first time in world history that a British Army ever surrendered. This crucial victory secured essential foreign recognition and support, instigated worldwide wars, affirmed United States independence, and changed the face of the world.

Battlefield Unit

Begin your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a park map & brochure. The Visitor Center also has restrooms, a museum store, a 20-minute orientation film, a 15-minute fiber-optic light map, a timeline display, and an artifact display.

Tours of the Battlefield are self-guiding, using the information in the park brochure, optional audio tour CD, optional cell phone or MP3 tour, and interpretive stations along the way - the park also has a smartphone/tablet Mobile Web App.

Old Saratoga Unit

Schuyler House

This restored 1777 country house of American General Philip Schuyler is located in the Village of Schuylerville, approximately 8 miles north of the Battlefield. In season, Schuyler House is open for viewing. Operating Hours & Seasons page.

Saratoga Monument

A 155-foot obelisk commemorating the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga, the Monument is located in the Village of Victory, approximately 8 miles north of Saratoga Battlefield. In season, Saratoga Monument is open for self-guided climbs up its 188 steps. CLOSED 2020 for repairs.

Victory Woods

This 22-acre parcel of land, located in the Village of Victory, NY (about 8 1/2 miles north of the Battlefield), marks the final encampment site for the British Army under General John Burgoyne prior to their October 17, 1777 surrender to American forces under General Horatio Gates. Two options are available for visiting Victory Woods.

  • Park at Saratoga Monument and follow the footpath through the cemetery to the Victory Woods trailhead;
  • Drive to the end of Monument Drive (just downhill/east of Saratoga Monument) and park in the cul-de-sac there.

An accessible boardwalk and pathway run about ½ mile through Victory Woods. The path also has interpretive signs that help tell the story of the last stand for Burgoyne's surrounded army.

Open daily sunrise to sunset

Surrender Site

This outdoor memorial marks the site of the British Surrender after the Battles of Saratoga. This was the first time in world history that the British Army surrendered to another country. The accessible sidewalk curves through the site and ends at a grand bronze sculpture overlooking the Hudson River.

Located on Route 4, one mile south of Schuylerville, it is open from April through November sunrise to sunset.

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