This 22-acre parcel of land, located in the Village of Victory, NY (about 8 1/2 miles north of the Battlefield), marks the final encampment site for the British Army under General John Burgoyne prior to their October 17, 1777 surrender to American forces under General Horatio Gates.
Two options are available for visiting Victory Woods. You can park at Saratoga Monument and follow the foot path through the cemetery to the Victory Woods trail head, or drive to the end of Monument Drive (just downhill / east of Saratoga Monument) and park in the cul-de-sac there.
Don't Miss This When Visiting
There is an accessible boardwalk and pathway that runs about 1/2 mile through Victory Woods, along with interpretive signs that help tell the story of the last stand for Burgoyne's surrounded army.
Related Sites Or Experiences
Saratoga Battlefield (Stillwater, NY)
General Schuyler House (Schuylerville, NY)
Saratoga Monument (Victory, NY)
Fort Hardy Park (Schuylerville, NY)
Suggested Further Reading
"Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War" by Richard Ketchum
Additional Notes And Comments
Victory Woods is open daily, during daylight hours. There will be no trail maintenance during the winter.
Tours Are Offered
Site is Child-friendly
Site is Pet-friendly