Saratoga National Historic Park

Saratoga Battle Site



Location: 15 miles (24 km) South- East of Saratoga Springs, NY  Map

Area: 3,392 acres (13.73 km2)

Tel. (518) 664 9821

Open: 9am- 5pm daily

Closed: January 1, Thanksgiving

Official site


Description of Saratoga National Historic Park

Saratoga National Historic Park situated 15 miles (24 km) South- East of Saratoga Springs in New York state is a famous battle site of a Revolutionary War. Here in 1777 Battle of Saratoga was fought between American patriots under leadership of Horatio Gates and 9000 British regular troops or "Redcoats" along with Hessians, and Native Americans under command of General John Burgoyne. The battle was decisively won by the American Colonial forces. This ensured that Hudson river corridor was kept by United States. French King Louis XVI impressed by this battle sent troops the next year to help the Colonial army to continue their struggle against the British crown.


Boot Monument

Erected 1887 By
Brev: Maj: Gen: S.N.Y.
2nd V. Pres't Saratoga Mon't Ass't'n:
In memory of the "most brilliant soldier" of the Continental Army who was desperately wounded on this spot the sally port of
7th October, 1777 winning for his countrymen the decisive battle of the American Revolution and for himself the rank of Major General


The Visitors Center offers a 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, timeline and artifact displays. A brochure is available for a self-guided tour of sites in the four-square-mile (10 km2) battlefield in Stillwater. General Philip Schuyler's Schuyler House is located eight miles (13 km) north in Schuylerville. It is a restored house museum open by tour. The Saratoga Monument is in the nearby village of Victory.

The park is located on the upper Hudson River southeast of Saratoga Springs. It contains the famous Boot Monument to Benedict Arnold, the only war memorial in the United States that does not bear the name of its honoree. The memorial was donated by John Watts de Peyster, a former Major General for the New York State Militia during the American Civil War who wrote several military histories about the Battle of Saratoga.