Battle of Saratoga Teacherhostel™ Saratoga National Historical Park and Saratoga Springs, Schuyler House

Date: May 31, 2008 - June 1, 2008

Location:Saratoga Springs and vicinity
Contact Hours: 18
Cost:$175 (includes two lunches and one dinner)
Cutoff Date: April 30
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Spend a weekend immersing yourself in one of the most critical battles of the American Revolution. Participants will be exposed to multiple perspectives involving the battle including the British plans before and reaction afterward, the battlefield from land and from the water, and the effort to preserve the battlefield for future generations. Join with scholars, the National Park Service, and re-enactors to learn about the event.

Saturday, May 31 (9:00-8:30)

Saratoga Springs Visitor Center

9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 “The Battle of Saratoga: The British Plan“– Ray Raymond, SUNY, United States Military Academy
10:30 “Explaining Defeat Back Home to the Higher-Ups: Burgoyne’s Rationale for the British Defeat,” Leslie Bedford

Saratoga National Historic Park

12:00 Lunch
1:00 Visitor Center: Video/map/exhibits
2:00 Battlefield tour with the National Park Service
4:00 Teaching the Battle of Saratoga with the National Park Service
5:00 “Keeping the Tradition Alive: A Re-Enactor’s Experience,” with the National Park service
6:30 Dinner: Panza’s Restaurant
7:30 “Wilderness, My Foot!: Boundaries and Battlefield,” Leslie Bedford

Sunday, June 1: Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville (9:00-6:00)

9:00 “The Battle of Saratoga: The British Reaction,” – Ray Raymond
10:00 Saratoga Springs walking tour: Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, Mary Ann Rau Pelzer
12:30 Lunch: Randys, Dove Gate Inn, Schuylerville
1:30 Victory Monument (200 steps)
2:00 Schuyler House, National Park Service tour
3:00 Canal Cruise

If you need to leave before the Canal Cruise, contact IHARE separately

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