• 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

Saratoga Monument Virtual Tour

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Saratoga Monument: a majestic, imposing stone obelisk built 1877-1882.

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Welcome to Saratoga Monument, part of Saratoga National Historical Park!

Nice Monument, but, why’s it here?

A very good question! Why do you think it might be here?

Because something important happened here, right?

Monuments do commemorate something, or someone, of importance, that’s true. Saratoga Monument, which you see here, commemorates the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga. That Revolutionary War battle has been called “the most important battle of the last 1000 years.” It was this American victory that secured critical foreign recognition and assistance, without which the experiment in American independence would likely have ended in failure.

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Did You Know?

A park volunteer, dressed as an American soldier, helps orient visitors to what they are seeing.

Not all American soldiers during the Revolutionary War used dark blue uniforms trimmed with red. Some did, but a number of different colors were in use. Some of the German soldiers at the Battles of Saratoga also wore dark blue uniforms. Think it could be confusing sometimes?