Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender—a crucial American victory that renewed patriots' hopes for independence.
Begin your visit at the Visitor Center, where you can pick up a park map & brochure and pay your entrance fee. The Visitor Center also has restrooms, a book and gift shop, 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, timeline display, and artifact display. Tours of the Battlefield are self-guiding, using information in the park brochure and interpretive stations along the way. The restored country house of American General Philip Schuyler, second of three sites making up Saratoga National Historical Park, is located approximately 7 miles north of the Battlefield.
Schuyler House is open for tours Wednesdays through Sundays during the summer season. Access to the house is by free guided tour.Saratoga Monument, third of three sites making up Saratoga National Historical park, is located approximately 7 1/2 miles north of the Battlefield.This 155-foot obelisk commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga. It is open for visitation Wednesdays through Sundays during the summer season.