The Battle of Saratoga: The Turning Point of The Revolutionary War
After two significant battles during September and October of 1777, The Battle of Saratoga became a crucial victory for the Patriots during the American Revolution, and was even considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War. This turning point began as an attempt to end the Revolution by the British by isolating Upstate New York and New England from Southern Colonies. For information regarding the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga, visit saratoga250.com.
An American Victory
General John Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777 after his British troops and German allies were devastated. Thereafter, Burgoyne returned to England, and the French decided to support Americans with military aid. Due to the profound impact of the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga, many historians consider it to be one of the top 15 battles in world history. Now, you can visit these historic sites and celebrate its impact on our culture.
The Saratoga Monument, located in the Village of Victory in Saratoga National Historic Park, commemorates the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga. The cornerstone was laid on the 100th anniversary of the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga, and is administered by the National Park Service, United States Department of Interior.
Pro tip: Make sure to bring a camera when you visit! The Monument, which features Gothic and Egyptian styled elements, is 154 ½ feet tall and overlooks panoramic views of the Hudson Valley.
Saratoga National Historical Park
Immerse yourself in where two Revolutionary War battles were fought. The year-round battlefield visitor center includes educational films, a light map, exhibits and gift shop. You can also travel the 10-mile historic road around the battlefield by car, tour bus or bike or you can walk or hike at your leisure.