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Saratoga Battlefield

Cannon at sunset at Saratoga NHP – Stock Studios Photography

Saratoga National Historical Park commemorates the famous Battles of Saratoga, called the "most important battle of the last 1000 years” (New York Times Magazine). On September 19th and October 7th, 1777, an American army under General Horatio Gates defeated the southward invading British army under General John Burgoyne. This crucial American victory secured for America a much-needed alliance with France and gained critical international support for establishing American freedom. Don’t miss the 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, Eastern National bookstore, annual and special exhibits, and a 10-mile self-guided tour with 10 wayside stops.