Saratoga National Historical Park


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Saratoga National Historical Park:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Saratoga National Historical Park

Address:648 Route 32
Stillwater, NY 12170

Phone:518-664-9821
Fax:518-664-3349
Web: www.nps.gov/sara/
Size: 3,394 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 1, 1938.
Location:40 miles north of Albany and 15 miles southeast of Saratoga Springs, New York, on US 4 and NY 32. Park comprises three separate units: the 4-square-mile battlefield in Stillwater, the Saratoga Monument in the nearby village of Victory, and the General Philip Schuyler House, 8 miles north in Schuylerville.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The decisive American victory here over the British in 1777, an event which led France to recognize the independence of the United States and enter the war as a decisive military ally, was the turning point of the Revolution. Major General Philip Schuyler's country home and the 155-foot Saratoga monument are nearby.

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Other nearby attractions include the Saratoga Race Course, the nation's oldest thoroughbred track; the year-round Saratoga Harness Raceway; wonderful boutiques and restaurants; excellent entertainment; the National Museum of Racing; world-class polo games; Saratoga Lake and the Saratoga National Historical Park.
Strange lights, for example, occasionally illuminate the home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler near Saratoga National Historical Park in New York, and campfires burn on the grounds of Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania when no one is around to light them.
Saratoga National Historical Park preserves the tract of gently rolling farmland overlooking the Hudson River Valley where the Battle of Saratoga was fought.