Located one mile south of Schuylerville on Route 4, the Saratoga Surrender Site memorializes British General John Burgoyne’s surrender of his army to American General Horatio Gates after the Battles of Saratoga.
This surrender altered world history and assured America’s victory of the Revolutionary War.
Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield are set to celebrate with community leaders the official dedication of the memorial plaza at the Saratoga Surrender Site on Thursday, October 17th, from noon to 1 pm.
In collaboration with the Historic Hudson Hoosic Partnership and Open Space Institute, the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield completed a fundraising campaign to construct the memorial plaza. Once complete, the property is expected to become part of Saratoga National Historical Park.
The Saratoga Surrender Site is located at 139 Schuyler Street, Schuylerville, on the spot of the surrender.
Attendees are asked to arrive before 11:30 am, and utilize parking across the street at the Surrender March Trailhead parking. Event parking is also available at the Schuyler House, on Route 4 a half-mile north of the event site and a complimentary shuttle will bring guests to and from the event site. Parking is not available at the event site.
For more information contact Larry Arnold, (518) 421-8092.
Illustration: Detail of “Surrender of General Burgoyne” by John Trumbull, 1822.