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.Read More
Gentle, serene, rolling riverbanks became the iron anchor of a desperate American defense against invading British forces in September 1777.Read More
American General Philip Schuyler’s country house, burned by the retreating British, rose like a phoenix from its ashes.Read More
Stone and sentiment united to form this 155-foot obelisk commemorating the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga.Read More
Exhausted and depleted, British troops encamped here were surrounded by overwhelming American forces. Hope fled, and British surrender followed.Read More
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Did You Know?
Bread, pies, cookies --delicious! Baking in the 18th century was done in brick or clay "beehive" ovens. Heated by building a fire inside that was burned down to coals and ash, the heat stored in the brick and clay baked the food. A wooden plug covered the front opening and kept heat inside.