July 4th Celebrations at Saratoga Battlefield
Spend Independence Day on the grounds where independence was won! Saratoga National Historical Park has been noted by historians as the "Turning Point in the American Revolution" and visitors can take part in a July 4th celebration on the very soil it took place.
Independence Day on Monday, July 4 will be celebrated at Saratoga National Historical Park (the Battlefield) on Routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater, with a Citizenship Ceremony, traditional readings of the Declaration of Independence, and free lemonade toasts.
10:00am - On our nation’s anniversary and on the grounds where independence was won, 21 immigrants from all over the world will become new citizens of the United States. Fifes and drums, color guard, and musket and cannon firings frame this special event.
2:00pm - As a messenger from 1776, Park Ranger Joe Craig reads the Declaration of Independence with authentic 18th-century toasts reflecting the insightful wit of the document signers. Enjoy free lemonade to join in the toasts, followed by celebratory musket and cannon firings.
Saratoga Monument in Victory and General Philip Schuyler House in Schuylerville, both located 8 miles north of Saratoga Battlefield, will also be open from 9AM to 5PM. The Battlefield Visitor Center is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. The scenic tour road is open daily from 9AM to 6PM.
July 4 celebrations are made possible by Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, Sons of the American Revolution Saratoga Battle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Saratoga Chapter, Children of the American Revolution Schuyler Society, the League of Women Voters, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Period music is made possible by Saratoga Arts with a 2016 community arts grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Saratoga National Historical Park, located on Routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater, offers a variety of special events throughout the season. For further information, please call (518) 670-2985 or visit www.nps.gov/sara.