In October 1777, the beautiful home of American General Philip Schuyler was burned to the ground by British forces retreating north from the Battles of Saratoga. Following the surrender of the British, General Schuyler lost no time rebuilding this house. Begun within the first few days of November, the construction was completed in less than one month.
Today, Schuyler House is part of Saratoga National Historical Park. Schuyler House has been visited by many historic figures over the ages, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Marquis de Lafayette and President Franklin Roosevelt.
Come join the list of distinguished visitors!
Don't Miss This When Visiting
Stop in at the Battlefield Visitor Center for a 20-minute orientation film, fiber-optic light map, Eastern National bookstore, and annual and special exhibits related to the Battle of Saratoga.
Related Sites Or Experiences
Saratoga Battlefield (Stillwater, NY): where the "most important battle of the last 1000 years" was fought in September and October of 1777.
Saratoga Monument (Victory, NY): a 19th-century obelisk commemorating the crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga.
Victory Woods (Victory, NY): a 1/2 mile, accessible walkway explores the last camp area of the British Army from the Battle of Saratoga before their surrender on October 17, 1777.
Fort Hardy Park (Schuylerville, NY)
Saratoga area historic markers and sites
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
Saratoga National Historical Park is part of the National Park Service.
Suggested Further Reading
"Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War" by Richard Ketchum
Additional Notes And Comments
Entrance fees: charged at the Battlefield from May 1 to October 31. Cars are $5 each, hikers/bicyclists are $3 each, annual passes are $10 each. Valid "Golden Age," "Golden Access," and America the Beautiful passes are accepted.
House access is by guided tour only.
Tours Are Offered
Site is Child-friendly
Site is Pet-friendly