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


    National Historical Park New York

Guided Tours

A Battlefield Guide in Revolutionary War American uniform speaks with a group of visitors.

A Battlefield Guide in Revolutionary War American uniform speaks with a group of visitors at the American River Fortifications (Bemis Heights).

Official Saratoga Battlefield Guide (OSBG) Program

On pastoral fields and gently rolling hills above the Hudson River, two hotly contested Revolutionary War battles fought here ended in an American victory so momentous that it is known as one of the most important in world history.

You can now experience a personally guided caravan tour of Saratoga Battlefield with an Official Saratoga Battlefield Guide. Trained by National Park Service staff, these knowledgeable and courteous guides are available for hire with tours to fit your schedule and interest.

Tour length: 2½ to 4 hours
Schedule of fees: 1 - 10 people: $80
Each additional person $8.00
Tour availability: By advance reservation.

Official Saratoga Battlefield Guides are independent contractors who are paid a fee for their programs by visitors. The guides are authorized by the Park through a Commercial Use Agreement.

For more information about the OSBG Service, you can visit online at www.toursbyjames.com

For more information on how to arrange a tour:
--By phone: (518) 664-9821 ext. 2985
--By e-mail: SARA_info@nps.gov

Did You Know?

Grayscale picture of the Blockhouse.  The Neilson House is visible to the right and rear.

Before Saratoga National Historical Park was a National Park Service site, it was a New York State historical preserve (1927-1938). The park's first visitor center was a reproduced blockhouse that reportedly contained boards from a local barn that existed during the Battles of Saratoga.