• 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

Event Details

  • 02/08/2015

    Location: Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 518-670-2985

About 400 black men served in American Continental and militia units in the Battles of Saratoga. They fought shoulder to shoulder with white soldiers—but an integrated US army would not exist again until the Korean War! That's just scratching the surface of Park Ranger Eric Schnitzer's presentation as he discusses free and enslaved African Americans who fought in "the most important battle of the last 1000 years. Snow date: Sunday, February 15