• 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

Accessibility

MOBILITY
Visitor Center:
Visitor Center restrooms, theaters and bookstore are all accessible. The stops on the tour road do have paved walkways, but access is a partly limited: the Neilson House (Stop 2) walkway is steep, and the house is not handicapped accessible; and steep hills at Stop 10 likewise limit or prevent accessibility.

A special access road up to the Visitor Center starts at the beginning of the parking lot where the picnic area is located. This leads up to a small parking lot next to the visitor center where a suitable paved pathway connects to the main entrance. A detail view of this is available on the Park's local area map.

Battlefield hiking trails are only partly developed, made of packed earth/grassy paths; they are not handicapped accessible.

Schuyler House and Saratoga Monument:
These Park units are essentially not handicapped accessible at this time.
--Schuyler House is not wheelchair accessible. Visitors with limited mobility but who are able to navigate small sets of steps may be able to access the main floor.
--Saratoga Monument has a wheelchair lift to allow access to the main chamber of the Monument only; the stairs and upper levels are not accessible.

Victory Woods:
The pathway through Victory Woods is a combination of boardwalk and poly-coated pea gravel. It was designed with accessibilty in mind.

AUDITORY / VISUAL:
The audio tracks for the Visitor Center museum area are available in print form. Our orientation film is formatted with captions, and is also available with Descriptive Audio for visually challenged visitors.

Did You Know?

Small monument depicting a military officer's riding boot and a cannon.

The “Boot Monument” at Saratoga National Historical Park commemorates the deeds of Benedict Arnold on the American side at the Battles of Saratoga. His name doesn’t appear on the monument, but not because of any laws against doing so; no such laws exist. The absence is due to his later treason.