Saratoga National Historical Park


  • Address: 648 NY 32
  • Vicinity: 30 mi N of Albany via US 4 and NY 32
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

A Crucial American Victory

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots' hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. - NPS


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Timeline

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1777/09/16 Horatio Gates American Commander British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold Battle of Saratoga
1777/09/16 John Burgoyne British Commander British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold Battle of Saratoga
1777/09/16 Horatio Gates American Commander British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold 1776 American Revolution - The Early Stages
1777/09/16 John Burgoyne British Commander British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold 1776 American Revolution - The Early Stages
1777/09/16 Benedict Arnold American Commander British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold Battle of Saratoga
1777/09/16 John Spurr American Captain British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold Battle of Saratoga
1777/09/16 Benedict Arnold American Commander British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold 1776 American Revolution - The Early Stages
1777/09/16 John Spurr American Captain British General John Burgoyne wins a small, but costly battle over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold 1776 American Revolution - The Early Stages
1777/09/19 Eleazer Pinney Patriot Lt Eleazer Pinney fights with the Connecticut corps in the campaign against Burgoyne at Stillwater. Battle of Saratoga
1777/09/19 Daniel Morgan American Commander Col Daniel Morgan's light infantry and riflemen attack British regulars at John Freeman's farm. Battle of Saratoga
1777/10/00 Ezekiel Merrill Patriot Soldier Ezekiel Merrill participates in the capture of Burgoyne at Saratoga. Merrill enlisted in the Continental Army at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, and will re-enlisted repeatedly throughout the war. Battle of Saratoga
1777/10/07 Eleazer Pinney Patriot The Connecticut Corps storm the Burgoyne's camp at Saratoga. Battle of Saratoga
1777/10/07 Daniel Morgan American Commander Daniel Morgan and his Patriot troops attack the British right in Simeon Barber's wheat field. The outnumbered British retreat, abandoning most of their cannons, and all the wheat. Battle of Saratoga
1777/10/07 Zackquill Morgan American Commander Zackquill Morgan commands 600 American troops, nearly half are lost to the battle Battle of Saratoga

Places

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PlaceAsNotedInType
Saratoga Battle Monument
Saratoga Surrender Site

Data »

Particulars for Saratoga National Historical Park:
Historic Use Battle site
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Saratoga National Historical Park
Registry Address: 30 mi. N of Albany via U.S. 4 and NY 32
Registry Number: 66000569
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 3415
Contributing Buildings: 2
Contributing Structures: 18
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historical Park
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1777
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Battle site
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker

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