Plan A Field Trip
Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts of America
Many Scout groups each year make use of the historical and educational opportunities available at Saratoga National Historical Park.
In addition to the resources at the park Visitor Center (orientation film and displays / exhibits), Scout units generally tour the Battlefield, either on the hiking trails or on the paved tour road (driving or bicycling).
Our main hiking trail, the 4.2 mile Wilkinson Trail, is part of the Boy Scouts of America's National Historic Trails program. Scout units touring the park as part of this program are eligible to receive established Wilkinson Trail Awards.
A Girl Scouts of America Activity Sheet is also available (.pdf file = 83.1 kb).
If you teach at a public, private, or home school and are interested in arranging a school visit, several programs are available.
For more information, or to arrange a school visit, please call the Visitor Center at 518-664-9821 ext. 2985.
School programs should be booked at least one month in advance.
"Gone for a Soldier"
Did You Know?
Hessians? Most of the German soldiers rented by Britain's King George III were from the province of Hesse-Cassel. Americans called them Hessians. At the Battles of Saratoga, most of the German soldiers were from Brunswick; they were Brunswickers, but we Americans called all the Germans "Hessians".