STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — Saratoga National Historical Park is marking its 75th anniversary as part of the national parks system with a two-day encampment recreating one of history's most famous battles.
More than 200 Revolutionary War re-enactors will gather at the battlefield Saturday for living history encampments and a tactical demonstration of the first Battle of Saratoga, fought on Sept. 19, 1777. American troops defeated the British in a second battle several weeks later in a victory that many historians consider the turning point of the war.
Shuttle buses will be used to take all park visitors to the site of Saturday's main event, which begins at 2 p.m. Park officials say visitors must arrive by 1 p.m. to catch the shuttles.
The encampment by members of the Brigade of the American Revolution continues Sunday.