A Crucial American Victory

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender.  This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world.

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Features

A small, red, one-room farmhouse.

Battlefield

Gentle, serene, rolling riverbanks became the iron anchor of a desperate American defense against invading British forces in September 1777.

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A pale yellow, stately yet simple two-story historic house.

Schuyler House

American General Philip Schuyler’s country house, burned by the retreating British, rose like a phoenix from its ashes.

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A tall, stone obelisk reaches into a clear, cool sky.

Saratoga Monument

Stone and sentiment united to form this 155-foot obelisk commemorating the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga.

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A welcoming boardwalk that offers historical signs while meandering through peaceful woodland.

Victory Woods

Exhausted and depleted, British troops encamped here were surrounded by overwhelming American forces. Hope fled, and British surrender followed.

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Speech bubble with NPS Arrowhead logo and a question mark

Saratoga NHP Social Scene

Facebook and Twitter: you're there, we're there!

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Artist depiction of a pathway leading to an oval stone wall with several signs.

Park Project Progress

What's up at the park? Follow our progress on several big projects!

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