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    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

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Plan Your Visit

Battlefield Tour
Begin your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a park map & brochure and pay your entrance fee. The Visitor Center also has restrooms, a book and gift shop, 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, timeline display, and artifact display.

Tours of the Battlefield are self-guiding, using information in the park brochure, optional audio tour CD, optional cell phone or MP3 tour, and interpretive stations along the way.

There is also an option to pre-arrange a guided tour with the Park's licensed Official Saratoga Battlefield Guide.

Schuyler House
The restored country house of American General Philip Schuyler, second of four sites making up Saratoga National Historical Park, is located approximately 8 miles north of the Battlefield.

Schuyler House is open for tours Fridays through Sundays, plus major holidays, during the summer season. Access to the house is by free guided tour.

Saratoga Monument
Saratoga Monument, third of four sites making up Saratoga National Historical Park, is located approximately 8 miles north of the Battlefield.

This 155-foot obelisk commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga. It is open for visitation Fridays through Sundays, plus major holidays, during the summer season.

Victory Woods
Opened in June 2010, this 22-acre parcel of land, located in the Village of Victory, NY (about 8 1/2 miles north of the Battlefield), marks the final encampment site for the British Army under General John Burgoyne prior to their October 17, 1777 surrender to American forces under General Horatio Gates.

Two options are available for visiting Victory Woods. You can park at Saratoga Monument and follow the foot path through the cemetery to the Victory Woods trail head, or drive to the end of Monument Drive (just downhill / east of Saratoga Monument) and park in the cul-de-sac there.

There is an accessible boardwalk and pathway that runs about 1/2 mile through Victory Woods, along with interpretive signs that help tell the story of the last stand for Burgoyne's surrounded army.

Victory Woods is open daily from sunrise to sunset. There will be no trail maintenance during the winter.

 

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.