Thing to Do

Climb the Saratoga Monument

eagle carved into granite
Corner detail from the Saratoga Monument

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Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm until October 15. Check updates to our operating hours to see when the Saratoga Monument is open. 

Commemorating Burgoyne's surrender to Gates, this 155-foot stone obelisk (completed in 1883) stands where Burgoyne's camp entrenched during the campaign's final days. When open, climb stairs to the top for a 360 degree view of the Hudson River Valley.


Duration depends on the visitor. There are 188 steps to the top, approximately a 10 story climb.

When open, visitors can climb 188 steps to the top of the monument - sorry, no elevator is available.

Traditional Open Season: Memorial Day to mid-October, as staffing permits.

All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Pets are allowed on the grounds of Saratoga Monument. Visitors are required to clean up after their pets and waste bags are provided on the premises. Pets are not allowed inside the Saratoga Monument.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

Saratoga Monument is located on Burgoyne Rd. (County Route 338), just west of the Village of Schuylerville. This property is part of the "Old Saratoga" unit of Saratoga National Historical Park.


Traditional Open Season: Memorial Day to mid-October, as staffing permits.

Grounds are open from sunrise to sunset, daily. Please call the visitor center at (518)670-2985 for seasonal operating hours.

Accessibility Information


There two partially accessible outdoor restrooms are available in the parking area on site - the stalls are wide enough, but doors into the restrooms are not automatic.


Two spaces available


a winding, paved path makes its way up a hill to the base of the Saratoga Monument


Four sets of four steps (one set of stairs on each side of the obelisk) lead to the lobby of the Saratoga Monument. An interpretive binder complete with information about the Monument's history and pictures of views is available for those unable to navigate the steps.

Saratoga National Historical Park

A partly cloudy sky behind a tall, gray obelisk monument
Saratoga Monument

The Saratoga Monument commemorate Burgoyne's surrender to Gates.

Last updated: September 15, 2023