The Office of State History, in partnership with the National Park Service, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College began facilitating planning meetings to discuss New York’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about 250th American Revolution Anniv Meeting at Ganondagan
Saratoga National Park
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll will tour The Spa Complex, the core of the Saratoga Spa State Park, on Sunday, July 29th at 10:30 am with Linda Harvey-Opiteck.
Discover the architecture and landscape of the significant National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park. Learn the history leading to its development which involved key local and national individuals. The tour, sponsored by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, meets at 108 Avenue of the Pines in front of the Hall of Springs. [Read more…] about Saratoga Summer Stroll of The Spa Complex Sunday
The Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga Battlefield) will show Revolutionary War army trades at work, on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Armies had a lot more to do than fight in the Revolutionary War. They employed and contracted with a variety of professional tradesmen and women who worked to provide and repair supplies needed by the troops. Blacksmiths made and repaired ironwork; Tailors sewed and fixed clothing; Woodworkers built and fixed wheels and artillery carriages; Tinsmiths made artillery cartridge casings; and Cordwainers made shoes for the troops. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Army Trades Weekend at Saratoga Battlefield
As part of the 16th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, Saratoga National Historical Park will present a Commemorative Encampment marking the 238th anniversary of the world-changing Battle of Saratoga, Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2015. [Read more…] about Battle of Saratoga Anniversary Encampment
Saratoga National Historical Park’s celebration on Tuesday features a Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drums concert at noon, musket firings throughout the day and discounts in the museum bookstore. Also available is free entrance to drive or bicycle the scenic tour road and hike the historic trails. [Read more…] about Free Admission to Saratoga Battlefield Tuesday
Saratoga National Historical Park has announced the launch of its new mobile app for smart phones and tablets. Starting April 2015, visitors using these portable computing devices will be able to use this app to enhance their park touring experience.
The app features content for over 30 points of interest, including images and an audio tour of the battlefield created by the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield. Visitors can also listen to a new Wilkinson Trail Hiking Tour, an immersive soundscape with two distinct tours, one for adults and a student-narrated one for children. The Wilkinson Trail tours were created by park rangers, volunteers, and students. Visitors can also discover points of interest with location-aware alerts and GPS-enabled maps. [Read more…] about Saratoga National Historical Park Launches Mobile App
A new National Park Service (NPS) report argues that 58,772 visitors to Saratoga National Historical Park (known locally as the Saratoga Battlefield) in 2014 spent $3,296,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 50 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4,168,300 according to the report’s authors.
The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and National Park Service economist Lynne Koontz. [Read more…] about Report: Saratoga Battlefield Adds $4.1M To Economy
Saratoga National Historical Park Superintendent Joe Finan has announce the appointment of David LaMere as the Park’s new Chief Ranger. The Chief Ranger oversees visitor safety and resource protection of the park’s Battlefield and Old Saratoga units, heading up law enforcement and coordinating the structural and wildfire programs.
LaMere replaces former Chief Ranger Greg Wozniak, who has taken a position as District Ranger at the Blue Ridge Parkway. [Read more…] about New Chief Ranger For Saratoga Battlefield
Inspired by Frost Faires in 1700s England, this event offers activities like: children’s crafts and games, ongoing contra-dancing, a 12 pm winter nature trek and scavenger hunt, light refreshments, historic handwriting demonstrations, snow tubing “The Big Hill,” horse and carriage rides, and musket and cannon firings. [Read more…] about Saratoga Battlefield’s 20th Annual Frost Faire
On Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st, Saratoga National Historical Park, located on Routes 32 and 4 in Stillwater, will present an 18th century living history encampment marking the 237th anniversary of the world’s “most important battle of the last 1,000 years.”
This two-day encampment will offers visitors with the sights, smells, and sounds of military camp life from the American Revolution. Dozens of re-enactors portray American and British officers, soldiers, and camp followers from the Battles of Saratoga. [Read more…] about Encampment Marks Battles of Saratoga Anniversary