On March 1st, Saratoga National Historical Park will begin a $6-plus million, multi-year project to rehabilitate the interpretive battlefield experience.
The project focuses on improving accessibility and interpretation of the Saratoga Battlefield, where the series of battles that became the turning point of the American Revolution occurred. The work includes rehabilitating the parking areas and pathways at all tour stops to address deferred maintenance, improve accessibility, and replace aging waysides exhibits to enhance the interpretation experience of the battlefield.
In March, the Tour Road will be closed during the week to all traffic, including vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. It will be available on weekends for pedestrian and bicycle use only. From April 9th through May 27th, the Tour Road will be open on weekends only for use by vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The South Entrance Parking area will be used as a construction staging area and closed for the duration of the project. The closures are in place for the safety of park visitors and to allow for the work to be completed faster.
The battlefield grounds can be accessed by foot via the Wilkinson Trail at the Visitor Center. Equestrians may use the lower visitor center parking area for their trailers and access the Horse Trail via the Entrance Road. Visitors should use extra caution when crossing the Tour Road and when passing through or near Tour Stops actively under construction. Construction vehicles will be traveling in both directions along the road.
The Tour Road and most of the tour stops are expected to be open seven days a week between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Visitors should be aware of active construction zones, traffic delays, and construction vehicles on the Tour Road.
Updates on park hours and learn more about the project on the park’s website.
For more information about Saratoga National Historical Park, call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985 or visit their website.
Photo of current conditions at various Saratoga Battlefield tour stops provided.
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