The Battle of Saratoga, battlefield, canal cruise

Date: June 6, 2009 - June 7, 2009

Location: Saratoga Springs and vicinity
Contact Hours: 15
Cutoff Date: April 27, 2009
Cost: $195 (includes two lunches and one dinner)
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Spend a weekend immersing yourself in the battle that changed the American Revolution from a colonial rebellion into a world war. Saratoga changed everything. France agreed to a formal alliance with America. Britain now had to fight France from the English channel to India. It also had to decide whether it was more important to recover the American colonies or protect its homeland and other possessions. None of this would have happened without the American victory at Saratoga

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, June 6 (9:00-8:30)
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center
9:00 Welcome and Introductions, Peter Feinman, IHARE
9:15 The American Revolution: A Global Perspective, Tillman Nechtman, Skidmore College
10:15 British Strategy: Saratoga and the Reconquest of the American Colonies, Ray Raymond, SUNY, United States Military Academy
11:15 The Archaeology of the Battle of Saratoga, David Starbuck, Plymouth State University

Saratoga National Historic Park
12:45 Lunch
1:15 Visitor Center: Video
2:00 Battlefield Walking Tour
4:30 Visitor Center: map/exhibits
5:00 Battlefield Car Tour
6:30 Dinner: Panza’s Restaurant
7:30 A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American
Revolution, Eric Schnitzer, National Park Service

Sunday, June 7: Saratoga Springs and Schuylerville (9:00-4:00)
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center
9:00 Saratoga and Britain’s Strategic Dilemma, Ray Raymond

10:30 Saratoga Monument (200 steps)
11:00 Schuyler House, National Park Service tour
12:00 Lunch: Randys, Dove Gate Inn
1:00 Canal Cruise

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

For further information contact IHARE at 914-939-9071 or email us at: