The “Turning Point of the American Revolution” took place in Saratoga National Historical Park in what is considered one of the most decisive battles in world history. Stop at the Visitor Center where exhibits and dioramas depict British General Burgoyne’s Northern Campaign and the American Northern Army’s defensive actions. A 20-minute film is available every half hour. The 9-mile, self-guiding tour road visits 10 historic sites that trace the 1777 victory of the American Army over General Burgoyne. The Saratoga Monument (pictured on the right), a 155 foot tall monument in the park, commemorates British General John Burgoyne’s surrender to American forces General Horatio Gates on October 17,1777.
The Park is open year-round. Visitor Center open 9 AM – 5 PM daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hiking and biking available; snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in winter. Picnic area with outdoor grills available. Entrance fees: hiking/biking $3.00 per adult; carload $5; year pass $10. Non-profit and educational groups free by arrangement.
648 Route 32, Stillwater (Map J-5)
(518) 664-9821 ext.224