Saratoga Standard

From the Town of Saratoga Historian's Office

American Victory at Saratoga

It is that time again, where we commemorate the Anniversary of the American Vcitory at Saratoga. There are three signature events . October 10 @ 6:15 pm will be a “Historian Guided Siege of Saratoga Walk” at the Schuyler House; October 16 @ 10 am there will be 238th Anniversary of the American Victory at Saratoga Ceremony Commemoration at the Fort Hardy. The ceremony location overlooking the Hudson River is where the British troops surrendered their weapons to the Americans. There will be the Schuylerville elementary school singing songs and commemorations by the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution. In addition, Assembly Member Woerner will address the audience. October 17 from 6 – 8:30 pm Old Saratoga Historical Association with the National Park Service offers Candlelight Tour of the Schuyler House. Join us as we remember the 238th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga called the “most important battle of the last 1000 years.”

238th Anniversary of the American Victory at Saratoga Ceremony Commemoration

Friday, Oct. 16th, 10am

Fort Hardy Park 1 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY, United States

Celebrate the “turning point” of the revolution with the 5th grade students from the Schuylerville Elementary School as they sing patriotic songs, drink 13 historic toasts, and recreate the sword surrender between General Gates and Burgoyne. There will be cannon shot, musketry, wreath laying, and a dramatic reading from the Baroness.

"In the 15th Century humanity cried for more room and Christopher Columbus by the grace of God, discovered a Continent. In the 18th Century, humanity cried for greater civil liberty and the citizen soldiery of America, under the smile of the Almighty, won it at Saratoga. All hail thou morning of the 17th of October, 1777!"

- Historian John Brandow

Next Month at a Glance

  • October 10 @ 6:15 pm Historian’s Office – Historian Guided Siege of Saratoga Walk at Schuyler House, US 4, Schuylerville, NY
  • October 15 @ 7:30 pm Old Saratoga Historical Association – Research on Schuylerville at Town of Saratoga Town Hall
  • October 16 @ 10 am Village of Schuylerville and Fort Hardy Committee – 238th Anniversary of the American Victory at Saratoga Ceremony Commemoration at the Fort Hardy at Fort Hardy Bandstand, Hudson River and Route 29, Schuylerville
  • October 17 @ 8:45 am Heritage Hunters Annual Genealogy Conference For information, call 587-2978
  • October 17 @ 6 – 8:30 pm Old Saratoga Historical Association with the NPS – Candlelight Tour of the Schuyler House
Find out more about the Historian's Office

Each month, the Historian's Office web blog www.townofsaratoga.com has more. This includes our picture of the month, pictures from our collection at the New York Heritage website, and the Paint-By-Pixel exhibit.

Town of Saratoga Historian's Office

Sean Kelleher, Historian

Patricia Peck, Deputy Historian

Thomas Wood, Town Supervisor


Site of Burgoyne’s Surrender and the Turning Point of America’s War of Independence