Saratoga 250 Events

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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.

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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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3rd Annual Women in War Symposium

Old Saratoga American Legion Post

The 3rd Annual Women in War Symposium returns to Saratoga County in 2024. Featuring noted authors & historians, the event will offer optional tours of the Saratoga Revolutionary heritage sites, compelling speaker panels, breakfast & lunch, plus time to enjoy the amenities Saratoga has to offer.

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Honor America’s First Veterans at Patriot Burial Marker Unveilings

The Ormsbee Cemetery, Jeremiah Smith Cemetery, & the Stillwater Union Cemetery

Join us to recognize the Revolutionary War patriots laid to rest in Saratoga County. The County Historian's office secured grants through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation & the Sons of the American Revolution to install Patriot Burial Markers in front of cemeteries serving as the final resting place of America's first veterans.

Battles of Saratoga: America's Turning Point (1777-2027)
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National Historic Marker Day Volunteer Clean Up

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Annual national commemorative day to clean and beautify the historic markers commemorating our heritage. Opportunity for youth, senior, corporate, or other volunteers to preserve local American Revolution era signage & markers.

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Saratoga Rev Road Trip: Premier Screening of Travels with Darley Feature Episode

Universal Preservation Hall

Join us for a special premier of Saratoga's Revolutionary Road Trip feature episode. Produced by Travels with Darley in coordination with Saratoga, America's Turning Point, the episode features revolutionary sites combined with some of amazing amenities Saratoga County offers destination travelers. Learn more about our 250th celebration too!

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11th Annual Conference of the American Revolution

The Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

The Premier Conference on the American Revolution in Richmond, VA. Organized by Saratoga 250 Commissioner, Bruce Venter, features award-winning experts and heritage enthusiasts from across the country and world. Saratoga 250 Commission Chair, Lauren Roberts, will be exhibiting about Saratoga, America's Turning Point.

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“Revolutionary Road Trips” Featuring Saratoga @Smithsonian

Smithsonian Ripley Center

Emmy-nominated travel host and producer Darley Newman returns to Smithsonian Associates with a panel of four travel and history experts for a journey through American Revolution history. Panelists include Saratoga 250 Commission Chair, County Historian Lauren Roberts. She will highlight stories of the Turning Point victory at Saratoga.

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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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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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Saratoga Siege Encampment

Various locations in Schuylerville and Stillwater

The Saratoga Siege Encampment is part of NYS Path Through History Weekend and open to the public from 10am to 4pm October 7th and 8th. Activities for the whole family include a variety of 18th century demonstrations from cannon firing to blacksmithing demonstrations, surgical displays, women’s healing roles, cooking, and other living historians.

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Family History Day

New York State Museum

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