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Saratoga National Historical Park
IntroSite of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the
Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history. Here in
1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender, an event
which led France to recognize the independence of the United States and enter the war as a
decisive military ally of the struggling Americans.
First authorized as a New York state park in 1927 on the sesquicentennial of the
Battles, the Battlefield was made part of the National Park System in 1938 when Saratoga
National Historical Park was authorized by the United States Congress.
The park now comprises three separate units: the 4 square mile Battlefield in Stillwater, New York, the General Philip Schuyler House eight miles north in Schuylerville and the Saratoga Monument in the nearby village of Victory.
The park is located on the upper Hudson River in an area possessing significant natural and cultural attractions appealing to a wide range of visitors from around the world.
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