Saratoga Monument

Built between 1877 and 1883, this 155-foot stone obelisk commemorates the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga.  That critical victory, finalized by the October 17, 1777 surrender of British General John Burgoyne to American General Philip Schuyler, secured vital foreign recognition and support for American independence.

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Location

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Latitude: 43.0986014 Longitude: -73.594172 Elevation: 313 ft

Don't Miss This When Visiting

When visiting Saratoga Monument, notice the four exterior niches.  Each represents one American officer related to the Battle of Saratoga.  Inside, 16 large bronze plaques help tell the story of the American Revolution and the Battle of Saratoga as visitors ascend the stairs to the top of the monument.

Related Sites, Tours And Activities

Saratoga Battlefield (Stillwater, NY)

Schuyler House (Schuylerville, NY)

Victory Woods (Victory, NY)
You can park at Saratoga Monument and follow the foot path through the cemetery to the Victory Woods trail head where there is an accessible boardwalk and pathway that runs about 1/2 mile through Victory Woods.  Along the walk there are interpretive signs that help tell the story of the last stand for Burgoyne's surrounded army.

 

Suggested Further Reading

"Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War" by Richard Ketchum

Additional Notes

The Saratoga Monument is only open for tours during the summer season (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day).  Tours are held regularly during the Summer, 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM.

Fees

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ADA Accessible

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Tours Are Offered

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Site is Child-friendly

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Site is Pet-friendly

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Comments

Burgoyne actually surrendered to Gen Horatio Gates . Also,for an interesting historical reason,one of the niches is empty.

Hamilton, 10/26/2016

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