Upcoming Events

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Family History Day

New York State Museum

New York State Museum's first annual Family History Day!

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Siege Encampment

Saratoga National Historical Park

The Siege Encampment is part of NYS Path Through History Weekend. The Siege Encampment will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm October 7th and 8th. Activities include a variety of 18th century demonstrations from cannon and musket firings, to blacksmithing demonstrations, surgery, women’s healing, cooking, and other living historians.

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Surrender Day Ceremony

Fort Hardy Park

October 17th Surrender Day Ceremony in Fort Hardy Park along the Hudson River, Route 29 Schuylerville. Join us to commemorate the 246th anniversary of the surrender of British General John Burgoyne to American General Horatio Gates, marking the turning point of the American Revolution.

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Revolutionary Run for Veterans

Fort Hardy Park

America's Turning Point will have a presence at the Saratoga County Revolutionary Run for Veterans, a 5k run which benefits Saratoga County Veterans. The event takes place at Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville.

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John Trumbull's painting of the Surrender of General Burgoyne

The Story Behind the Name

What made the Battles of Saratoga the Turning Point of the American Revolution?

  • It was the first time a British army surrendered in all of history.
  • The outcome convinced France to back the fight for. independence, helping the Americans win the war.
Test your knowledge throughout this website with trivia tests, and start planning your visit to Saratoga, known for its beauty, history, spas and places to eat, shop and “horse around”.
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Untold Stories

The stories behind the Battles of Saratoga are as captivating as its "Turning Point" namesake. America’s infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold, was arguably the unsung hero behind this pivotal American victory. Angeline Tubbs, an English teen abandoned in the Saratoga wilderness by her British soldier fiancé after the British forces' historic surrender, went on to become the legendary "Witch of Saratoga".

Monument for General Burgoyne's boot

Benedict Arnold Gets “The Boot”

An infamous American traitor, Gen. Benedict Arnold ironically played a heroic role in the Battles of Saratoga. Read about why he is remembered at the battlefield with a boot.

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Painted portrait of Philip Schuyler

The Notorious Schuyler Sisters’… Dad

While the play Hamilton has made the three-peas-in-a-pod “Schuyler Sisters” a household name, their father, Philip, may not enjoy the same 21st century fame despite playing a key role in the ultimate success of the Battles of Saratoga.

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The War Diary of a Baroness

In her "Memoir of a Hessian Officer's Wife," a baroness and wife of a Hessian commander fighting for the British provides a unique a glimpse into the daily life, struggles and triumphs of a woman living in a war-torn land.

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We sent the best-dressed people in Saratoga Springs to test local knowledge of the Battles of Saratoga and we're giving out an A+ ✅ Did you know there were two Battles of Saratoga?

Re-enactors from the 2nd Continental Artillery joined us for a day interacting and educating people around Saratoga Springs on the Battles of Saratoga and their legacy as we gear up for the 250th Anniversary of #AmericasTurningPoint ⭐ 

Stay tuned for more footage from our exciting day around Saratoga 🙌

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