• Scenic rural landscape with green lawn, cloud-flecked blue sky, and autumn foliage punctuated by a small, deep red farmhouse and red cannon carriages.

    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

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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Did You Know?

Country house of American General Philip Schuyler

American General Philip Schuyler could be considered the "father of the American canal system". His plans for a canal system in New York met with limited use in his lifetime and later became the groundwork for the Champlain Canal, America’s first major canal.