SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Battles of Saratoga came alive in Schuylerville on Friday as the village marked 238 years since the American victory.
The victory became a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
“It is the first time in history that a complete British army surrenders, and it happened here in Saratoga,” historian Sean Kelleher said.
The surrender convinced France to join the war.
“And ultimately, it leads to the success of America,” Kelleher said.
And the re-enacters and historians can rest easy knowing the history of the Battles of Saratoga will live on in the students’ minds.
“And hopefully, they will develop an appreciation of their community’s history and how their community’s history really changed the world,” Kelleher said.
The actual anniversary is on Saturday. A candlelight house tour will take place on Saturday to commemorate the anniversary.