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Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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SAVE THE DATES! The Annual Women in War Symposium returns to Saratoga County in 2024. Featuring noted authors & historians, the event will offer opportunities for tours of the Saratoga Revolutionary heritage sites, compelling speaker panels, meals with featured experts & guests, plus time to enjoy the amenities Saratoga has to offer.

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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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Painted portrait of a baroness woman

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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2 days, 1,300 visitors and endless thanks to everyone who made 2023 Saratoga Siege Weekend one for the history books! 💙❤️ 

Every year we honor the committed citizens and American soldiers who achieved #AmericasTurningPoint in 1777 by coming together as a community and partners in a celebration of history for all ages. 

Most importantly, we’d like to say a heartfelt “thank you.” Without the support of our dedicated volunteers, partners and incredible living historians, none of this would have been possible! 

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