• 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

Things To Do

Saratoga National Historical Park offers a wide range of special events and activities throughout the year. Some of these include:

  • "Frost Faire," a winter festival to fight cabin fever and enjoy a day in the Park.
  • "Natural History Hike" series, combining natural and cultural history at lesser-known Park areas.
  • 4th of July, including a naturalization ceremony to create new American citizens, and dramatic readings of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Children's programs, introducing younger visitors to untold stories and everyday life for people their age during Colonial times.
  • "Music on the Menu," a lunchtime series of musical performances reflecting American history and culture from the time of the Revolutionary War.
  • "18th Century Day," a one-day event at the Schuyler House where visitors can enjoy over two dozen demonstrations of 18th century trades and activities.
  • Our Anniversary Encampment, around September 19th, where dozens of individuals portray soldiers and camp followers from the American Army during the Battles of Saratoga.
  • "Candlelight Tour," a candle-lit evening tour of the Schuyler House by costumed guides.

A detailed list of events, dates, times, and locations can be found on our Schedule of Events.

 
Additional New York information
For more information on travel and tourism opportunities in New York, check out the "I Love NY" website.

If you'd like more information on the NYS "Path Through History" project, check out their website as well.

Did You Know?

A very young man in a deep sky blue New Hampshire Regiment uniform coat leads several soldiers in a drill.

At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as their teens could be officers in the army. There were examples, though rare, of boys as young as 12-15 years of age holding the rank of Ensign (equal today to Second Lieutenant).