Saratoga Monument Virtual Tour completion
Now that you've climbed up the nearly 190 stairs to the top of the Monument, you get to see the fantastic views of the surrounding area!
Here's the view NORTH. In far distance, you can see the Adirondack Mountains. General Burgoyne's British forces had to come down from Canada through terrain like that.
Looking EAST, you can see some of the village of Victory, named for the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga. In the far distance, the hills of western Vermont sit serenly beneath a ribbon of puffy clouds. The hills are actually a transition zone between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains.
Turning SOUTH, you overlook part of the Monument's property, then part of a local cemetery dating back to the mid-19th century.
In the far distance, you can see a little of the Heldeberg Mountains. The range is actually south of Albany, New York.
Finally, looking WEST, the seemingly heavy tree cover actually camouflages a great deal of development, from roads to farms to urbanization in the city of Saratoga Springs, NY. It's still pretty scenery, though.
Watch your step on the way back down to the main chamber!
Don't try to go too fast, or you risk leg muscles cramping up....
Thank you for visiting Saratoga Monument, part of Saratoga National Historical Park. We hope you enjoyed seeing the Monument, and that you'll have a chance to tour the rest of the Park.
Last updated: February 26, 2015