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American Battlefield Trust Applauds Effort to Rename Saratoga National Park as Saratoga National Battlefield Park

(Washington, D.C.) — The American Battlefield Trust supports bipartisan legislation introduced July 3rd by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) to rename Saratoga National Historical Park to Saratoga National Battlefield Park. The effort seeks to distinguish the park as a historic battlefield and signal its historic importance to heritage tourists. “As stewards and protectors of these hallowed grounds, we celebrate the effort to recognize the sacrifices made here and the history the land holds and shares with future generations,” said Trust President David Duncan. The battle at Saratoga, fought in two stages on September 19 and October 7, marked one of the largest clashes in the state’s history... The American victory was a turning point in the Revolutionary War, proving that the beleaguered Patriots could hold their own against the superiorly armed and trained British Army. The outcome sealed the alliance between the Americans and King Louis XVI’s France.

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

American Revolution Connection in Local Businesses

Bill Dake, Chairman of Stewart's Shops, and Charles Wait, Chairman of Adirondack Trust Company, have long histories connected to American Revolution and supporting the preservation of its history. 

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Congresswoman Stefanik & Congressman Tonko Introduce Bill to Rename Saratoga National Battlefield Park

In support of Saratoga County's Board of Supervisors call for renaming the Saratoga National Historical Park to the Saratoga National Battlefield Park, congressional leaders introduced the "Strengthen America's Turning Point Act" on July 3, 2024. Supporters believe the name more clearly reflects the historic significance of what the site commemorates and will appeal to the broad support for visitation to designated national battlefields.

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EDITORIAL: Renaming Battle of Saratoga site could have big impact

What’s in a name? When it comes to competing for tourist dollars, what’s in a name could be big bucks. That’s one of the reasons, and a legitimate one, for the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ request to the National Park Service and Congress to add the name “battlefield” to the historic site where the two Battles of Saratoga took place in September and October of 1777.

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

Saratoga Co. looks to change historical park name

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10)– The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors is asking National Park Services for a name change from Saratoga National Historical Park to Saratoga National Battlefield Park. On Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to rename the park to commemorate the Battles of Saratoga.

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

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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