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Saratoga 250 News & Events

Stay up to date on the Campaign for Saratoga 250 and related partners contributions to the historic commemoration of the Battles of Saratoga and related assets. See the latest coverage related to the commemorations by America’s Turning Point, our partners, and others.

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Saratoga: America’s Turning Point Presents 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium & Bus Tour

BY KELLY SCHOONBECK | NEWS SCHUYLERVILLE —The Saratoga County 250th Commission announced the 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium will be held on May 4 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Old Saratoga American Legion Post, 6 Clancy St. in Schuylerville. As an enhancement to the Symposium, a bus tour of historic sites will be offered May 5.

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Take a Road Trip 25 miles Away and 250 Years Back in Time

PBS TV host Darley Newman spent time in Saratoga Springs and nearby areas in September, 2023, filming an episode of her new series, “Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trips,” ... “One of the reasons we really wanted to have Saratoga in the first season is because of the rich history, the significance to the Revolutionary War era,” Newman said in a video greeting... Monday, April 22. “You can’t not go to Saratoga to tell this story.”

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Saratoga 250 Events

Explore a variety of educational, entertainment, and cultural events that celebrate the people and contributions of Saratoga as America's Turning Point in the Revolutionary War. Join us & partners to learn about the pivotal moments that shaped our community, our nation, and our ongoing prosperity. From historical reenactments to lively discussions with noted experts, there's something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.

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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.

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

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Surrender Day Gala 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.

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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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We're hoping to be in the winner's circle with one of these Battles of Saratoga-themed names when the Belmont Stakes return to town next year🏇 

We want to know what you'd name your horse inspired by #AmericasTurningPoint. Sound off your ideas below ⬇️
And we're off 🙌  Who's ready for a historic day of racing in Saratoga? 

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We were so proud to have a post position at the track this week with our #AmericasTurningPoint booth at Saratoga Race Course 🏇