Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the
Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history. Here in 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender, an event which led France to recognize the independence of the United States and enter the war as a decisive military ally of the struggling Americans.
First authorized as a New York state historic preserve in 1927 on the sesquicentennial of the Battles, the Battlefield was made part of the National Park System in 1938 when Saratoga National Historical Park was authorized by the United States Congress.
The park now comprises three separate units: the 4 square mile Battlefield in Stillwater, New York, the General Philip Schuyler House eight miles north in Schuylerville and the Saratoga Monument in the nearby village of Victory.
The park is located on the upper Hudson River in an area possessing significant natural and cultural attractions appealing to a wide range of visitors from around the world.
Fees (May 1-October 31):
Vehicle - $5 for 7 days
Bicylce/Hiker - $3 for 7 days
Annual Pass - $10
Saratoga NHP is located 40 miles north of Albany, the state capital, and some 15 miles southeast of Saratoga Springs.
From Montreal and points north - get off the Northway (I-87) at Exit 14 and follow signs for Route 29 East to Schuylerville where the Schuyler House and Saratoga Monument are located. Eight miles south on Route 4 you will find the main entrance to the Battlefield.
From Albany and points south - get off the Northway (I-87) at Exit 12, and follow the park signs to the Battlefield.
From points east or west - use Route 29 to Schuylerville.