Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater

The Battle of Saratoga was named "most crucial battle of the last 1000 years" by New York Times Magazine in 1999. Here, in 1777, brave Americans decisively defeated an invading British army, winning a victory so powerful that it drew international allies and turned the tide to ultimately win America's War for Independence.

The Saratoga National Historical Park is located in upstate New York, 40 miles north of Albany. The Park is made up of four parts:

The Battlefield, located in Stillwater, is the largest of the four sites making up the park. Here you will find the visitor center where you can pick up a map. The Visitor Center is open 9-5 and also contains restrooms, a gift shop, a 20-minute orientation film, timeline display, and artifact exhibit. The Battlefield itself is accessible by self-guided driving tours or hiking trails.

The Schuyler House in Schuylerville is the restored country estate of American General Phillip Schuyler. It is located about 7 miles north of the Battlefield. The house is open seasonally, please call for for details. In the house you will learn more about this American General (sometimes called the Forgotten Founding Father by rangers in the park) and get a feel for how the upper-class lived.

The Saratoga Monument, located in the Village of Victory about 7 1/2 miles north of the Battlefield, is a 155-foot obelisk commemorating the American Victory in Saratoga. The Monument is open seasonally, please call for for details.

Victory Woods is the newest part of the park opened in 2010! It is a trail which begins just behind the Monument and takes the visitor into the woods where the British were encamped in the week before the surrender. There is an accessible, half-mile boardwalk and pathway which winds through the swampy woods, open every day during daylight hours.
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  • Park at the Visitors' Center and take time to watch the 15 minute video that explains the importance of the the historical park. You can drive around the park road, and stop at ten specific sites mark...  more »
  • Very informative visitors’ center with eager guides, interesting exhibits and excellent introductory film. We learned a lot about the Revolution. Paths were too icy still to walk far but the view acro...  more »
  • Loved it. Very nice, well maintained grounds. Just wished we had more time to explore. Was kind of tough since I was in my wheelchair and took awhile to move about. We plan to go back when it's warmer and i can bring my scooter so family doesn't have to push so much
  • This is a beautiful place to go horseback riding, hiking, skiing, biking, walk your name it. If you want to be surrounded by nature and beauty, the park is the place for you. Historical markers are educational and easy to understand. Makes history come alive for both adults and children.

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