SARATOGA – Management of the Saratoga Surrender Site has been transferred to the National Park Service (NPS) as part of the Saratoga National Historical Park, the Open Space Institute announced last week.
The property includes the site where the British Army surrendered during the 1777 Battle of Saratoga, an event that is considered the turning point in the American Revolutionary War, and is located in the town of Saratoga, a half-mile south of Schuylerville on U.S. Route 4. The site is open to visitors from dawn to dusk throughout the year.
OSI maintains ownership of the nearly 19-acre Saratoga Surrender Site. The agreement grants the NPS management control of the property, which will continue to be accessible for public use, education, and enjoyment.
The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities. Founded in 1974 to protect significant landscapes in New York State, OSI has been a partner in the protection of nearly 2.3 million acres in North America.