Upcoming Events

Revolutionary War reenactors standing near a sign that reads, "Battles of Saratoga 250: The battles that changed the world"
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America’s Turning Point @ the Saratoga County Fair

Saratoga County Fairgrounds

Combine family fun at the fair with our 18th century era games, live reenactors, and try out our America's Turning Point augmented reality 3-D images of figures from Saratoga's Revolutionary history.

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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Turning Point Parade

Join our friends at The Turning Point Parade & Festival to celebrate America's victory that changed the world in 1777. Building community around this world-altering event, view the parade from the ground where British forces were surrounded, laid siege, and forced to make their first-ever surrender.

A man and woman standing behind a wreath stand decorated like the American flag
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Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

Saratoga National Historical Park (Stop 2 on the Tour Road)

Honor Saratoga's Revolutionary patriots and the heritage of their victory with the local Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution. The DAR Monument marks the legacy of the pivotal victory here.

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Saratoga Siege Weekend

Saratoga National Historical Park & local Community historic sites

A two-day, multi-site event on NYS Path Through History weekend, living historians deliver family fun activities for the whole family. Experience 18th century civilian and encampment life at the historic 1777 Schuyler House. Witness military reenactment at the Saratoga Battlefield itself. Stay tuned & plan to make it a fun fall weekend in Saratoga!

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Saratoga Surrender Day Ceremony

The British defeat at Saratoga forced the first ever surrender by a British Army in history. Its news buoyed General Washington & America's fight for freedom leading to formal alliance with France. Join area students celebrating the spirit of Saratoga & preserve the importance of Saratoga's victory for generations! Photos: Tom Stock photography

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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Surrender Day Celebration

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The Victory at Saratoga stopped the advance of the British & saved America's fight for freedom. It was the first ever surrender of a British Army. Saratoga was America's Turning Point. Join us to celebrate & toast Saratoga's lasting legacy annually on the this day of Gen. John Burgoyne's surrender to American General Gates.

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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.

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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Saratoga Siege Weekend

Saratoga National Historical Park & local Community historic sites

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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Saratoga Siege Weekend

Saratoga National Historical Park & local Community historic sites

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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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#AmericasTurningPoint at Saratoga was more than a military victory. Triumph here proved liberty and independence as enduring principles around the world 🌎 

Town of Saratoga Historian Sean Kelleher testified before a Congressional panel on June 27th to discuss how the inclusion of the entire Washington and Saratoga Counties into the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area expands opportunities, increases tourism, and supports economic development in our region. 

Want to help ensure that the legacy of Saratoga’s contributions to our nation’s history and ongoing prosperity? Tap our #LinkInBio to support Saratoga's 250th anniversary 🔗
248 years ago today, the call for Independence rang out from Philadelphia throughout the colonies – echoing around the globe ever since 🔔 

Fifteen momentous months after America's Declaration of Independence, brave patriots in Saratoga earned #AmericasTurningPoint so that the fight for enduring freedom could ring on. 

Join us in celebrating the ongoing triumphs and sacrifices made in the name of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness 🇺🇸 #IndependenceDay

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