Winter Weather: Delayed Opening
Due to winter weather, the park will be opening 2 hours late today to allow plowing and sidewalk clearing/sanding. Park opening scheduled for 11 AM today. The 12 noon lecture for volunteers, seasonal staff & Friends group members is postponed to Mar. 27
Plan Your Visit
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 is open for tours Fridays through Sundays, plus major holidays, during the summer season. Access to the house is by free guided tour.
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.
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?
American General Philip Schuyler could be considered the "father of the American canal system". His plans for a canal system in New York met with limited use in his lifetime and later became the groundwork for the Champlain Canal, America’s first major canal.