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    Exploring Saratoga National Historical Park

    There are many ways to explore the Park, each with its own highlights.

    • Driving Tour: self-guiding driving tour along our paved 10-mile Tour Road. Features 10 interpretive wayside stops with informative signs and audio kiosks.
    • Bicycling: our paved Tour Road is a great place for bicycling. Helmets required.
    • Hiking: our Wilkinson Trail features 4.2 miles of light rolling terrain and mixed wooded and open areas. Several additional miles of unmarked hiking trails also exist.
    • Snowshoeing / X-C skiing: if you snowshoe or cross-country ski, our hiking trails become a winter wonderland of ungroomed trails. 

    2019 Special Events

    A more complete list of our Events may be found on our main website, www.nps.gov/sara


    ** NOTE: PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE -- call Visitor Center at 518-670-2985 for most current information**



    WOODCOCK WALK

    Thursday, April 18

    7 PM - 9 PM

    --evening walk to observe diurnal wildlife, including woodcocks, owls, fox, and more

    --event cancelled if raining



    100-MILE SUMMER CHALLENGE BEGINS

    Saturday, April 20

    --would you like to challenge yourself to walk, run, hike, and/or bicycle 100 miles in the park this summer?



    JUNIOR RANGER DAY

    Sunday, April 28

    10 AM - 4 PM

    --hands-on learning about National Park careers, plus a special Junior Ranger activity book



    I LOVE MY PARK DAY

    Saturday, May 4

    9 AM - 12 noon

    --park work and awareness day

    --must pre-register at www.ptny.org



    BIRDING AND NATURE WALK

    Saturday, May 19

    10 AM - 12 noon

    --nature walks to lesser-known park areas

    --Event cancelled if raining.



    NATURE WALK

    Saturday, May 18

    10 AM - 12 NOON

    --event cancelled if raining



    KEEPING A NATURE JOURNAL

    Thursday, May 23

    10 AM - 12 NOON

    --event cancelled if raining



    SCHUYLER HOUSE & SARATOGA MONUMENT

    OPEN SEASON BEGINS

    Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, October 5

    --Schuyler House open days:

    Wednesdays - Sundays

    9:30 AM - 5 PM

    --Saratoga Monument open days:

    Saturdays & Sundays

    9:30 AM - 5 PM



    MEMORIAL DAY

    Monday, May 27

    11 AM & 3 PM

    --commemorating contributions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia soldiers during the American Revolution



    NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

    Saturday, June 1

    --MUST e-mail park for info and registration

    SARA_info@nps.gov



    EVENING NATURE WALK

    Tuesday, June 4

    6 PM - 8 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    RAPTORS ROCK!

    Sunday, June 9

    1:30 PM to 3 PM

    --guest speaker with selection of raptors



    BIRD WALK

    Thursday, June 13

    9 AM - 11 AM

    --event cancelled if raining



    HISTORY WALK

    Thursday, June 13

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    NATURE WALK

    Saturday, June 15

    10 AM - 12 NOON

    --event cancelled if raining



    HISTORY WALK

    Tuesday, June 25

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    INDEPENDENCE DAY

    Thursday, July 4

    Citizenship Ceremony

    10 AM - 11 AM

    --some 20 people from around the world will be sworn in as new US citizens

    Reading of the Declaration of Independence

    2 PM - 2:30 PM

    --dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by 13 celebratory toasts



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAM SERIES -- part 1 of 4

    Wednesday, July 10

    1 PM - 3 PM

    --hands-on programs exploring life for youngsters in 18th-century America, for kids ages 5-12

    --Tentative topic: open-fire cooking



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAM SERIES -- part 2 of 4

    Wednesday, July 17

    1 PM - 3 PM

    --hands-on programs exploring life for youngsters in 18th-century America, for kids ages 5-12

    --Tentative topic: toys and games



    ARMY TRADES WEEKEND: Cloth & Clothing

    Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21

    10 AM - 4 PM



    HISTORY WALK

    Tuesday, July 23

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    JUNIOR BIRDER -- part 1 of 3

    Tuesday, July 23

    10 AM - 11:30 AM

    --event cancelled if raining



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAM SERIES -- part 3 of 4

    Wednesday, July 24

    1 PM - 3 PM

    --hands-on programs exploring life for youngsters in 18th-century America, for kids ages 5-12

    --Tentative topic: dancing



    JUNIOR BIRDER -- part 2 of 3

    Tuesday, July 30

    10 AM - 11:30 AM

    --event cancelled if raining



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAM SERIES -- part 4 of 4

    Wednesday, July 31

    1 PM - 3 PM

    --hands-on programs exploring life for youngsters in 18th-century America, for kids ages 5-12

    --Tentative topic: laundry



    JUNIOR BIRDER -- part 3 of 3

    Tuesday, August 6

    10 AM - 11:30 AM

    --event cancelled if raining



    NOONTIME MUSIC SERIES -- pt. 1 of 4

    Tuesday, August 6

    12 noon - 1 PM

    --bring a bag lunch and enjoy these music-based explorations of history

    --musicans: Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps



    HISTORY WALK

    Wednesday, August 7

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    18th CENTURY DAY at PHILIP SCHUYLER HOUSE

    Sunday, August 11

    12 noon - 5 PM



    NATURE WALK

    Tuesday, August 13

    10 AM - 12 NOON

    --event cancelled if raining



    NOONTIME MUSIC SERIES -- pt. 2 of 4

    Tuesday, August 13

    12 noon - 1 PM

    --bring a bag lunch and enjoy these music-based explorations of history

    --musicans: Celticado (Celtic)



    HISTORY WALK

    Tuesday, August 20

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    NOONTIME MUSIC SERIES -- pt. 3 of 4

    Tuesday, August 20

    12 noon - 1 PM

    --bring a bag lunch and enjoy these music-based explorations of history

    --musicans: John Hughes (West African harp)



    NOONTIME MUSIC SERIES -- pt. 4 of 4

    Tuesday, August 27

    12 noon - 1 PM

    --bring a bag lunch and enjoy these music-based explorations of history

    --musicans: Rumba Flamenca



    NATURE WALK

    Tuesday, September 10

    10 AM - 12 NOON

    --event cancelled if raining



    ANNIVERSARY HISTORY WALK

    Thursday, September 19

    12 NOON - 1:30 PM

    --Battle of Freeman's Farm



    SUMMER 100-MILE CHALLENGE ENDS

    Saturday, September 28



    DEARBORN'S LIGHT INFANTRY ENCAMPMENT

    Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29

    Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM

    Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM

    --Location: Tour Road Stop 2



    HISTORY WALK

    Tuesday, October 1

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    SCHUYLER HOUSE & SARATOGA MONUMENT

    CLOSING DAY

    Sunday, October 6



    ANNIVERSARY HISTORY WALK

    Monday, October 7

    3 PM - 4:30 PM

    --the Battles of Bemis Heights



    CANDLELIGHT TOUR of PHILIP SCHUYLER HOUSE

    Saturday, October 12

    6 PM - 9 PM

    --Location: Philip Schuyler House



    HISTORY WALK

    Tuesday, October 15

    9:30 AM - 1 PM

    --event cancelled if raining



    SURRENDER DAY

    Thursday, October 17

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Special location: Fort Hardy Park, Schuylerville



    VETERANS DAY (observed)

    Saturday, November 9

    10 AM - 2 PM

    --honoring military service past and present