Here, in 1777 during the American War for Independence, American troops battled and beat a British invasion force, marking the first time in world history that a British Army ever surrendered. This crucial victory secured essential foreign recognition and support, fomented world-wide wars, affirmed United States independence, and changed the face of the world. Read More
The Turning Point
Experience Saratoga Battlefield
Saratoga Battlefield is the largest of 4 parts making up Saratoga National Historical Park.
Philip Schuyler House
The country estate of Philip Schuyler: surveyor, businessman, American Revolutionary War general, and perhaps father of America's canals.
Built in the last quarter of the 19th century, Saratoga Monument commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga.
General Burgoyne's British Army, retreating north from the Americans, made this ridge their final defense before their surrender.
Last updated: May 1, 2017