Saratoga Monument

Saratoga Monument (HM56N)

Location: Schuylerville, NY 12871 Saratoga County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 5.848', W 73° 35.541'

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Triumphant from their spectacular victory in the Battles of Saratoga, American troops pursued British forces that retreated to these grounds. After a brief siege, the British surrendered, marched down this hill and laid down their weapons on October 17, 1777 - a crucial event in winning American independence.

One hundred years later - as America recovered from a divisive Civil War and opened its arms to millions of immigrants - Centennial celebrations focused on the "noble" Revolutionary War spirit to heal, educate, and guide the young country forward, and inspired local citizens to build the 155' granite Monument in honor of a hometown victory that helped forge a democratic nation.

"Let our hurrying crowd pause for a time before the monument... they will have rest of mind, of body, of nerves and above all, that they find incentive for noble action beyond." —Ellen Hardin Walworth, 1891

A climb to the top via a stairway of nearly 200 steps provides a panoramic view of the surround countryside. Visitors unable to make the steep climb may enjoy a look at a photo book of the Monument's restored features and views from its summit.
HM NumberHM56N
Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 614554 N 4772599
Decimal Degrees43.09746667, -73.59235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.848', W 73° 35.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 50.88" N, 73° 35' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49 Burgoyne St, Schuylerville NY 12871, US
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