Horse Trail Closure
Due to extensive recent rains, the Horse Trail at the Battlefield is temporarily closed. Equestrians will be permitted to ride the road shoulder on the Tour Road. Entrance fees do apply to horseback riders; please pay at Visitor Center.
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?
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.