• 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

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  • Wilkinson (hiking) Trail Alternate Route in Effect

    Due to conditions along the steep ravine portion of the Wilkinson Trail, an alternate route is in effect. Maps are available at the park visitor center.

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?

A camp follower cooking a meal over a campfire.

Camp followers performed a number of important tasks around a Revolutionary War military camp. Mending, laundry, nursing the sick and injured, getting water and firewood, and even scavenging were all necessary for an army.