The Capital-Saratoga Region is filled with historic battlegrounds and points of interest, no matter which part of history you find fascinating. We’re immensely proud of our region’s past and how it’s shaped our present and continues to build our future. The region is thrilled to share the events of yesteryear with visitors who have an interest in and an appreciation for a rich and deep history.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site – 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY
Johnson Hall was the 1763 Georgian-style estate of Irish immigrant Sir William Johnson (1715 – 1774) and Molly Brant, a Mohawk Indian, and their eight children. Johnson was the largest single landowner and most influential individual in the colonial Mohawk Valley. His success in dealing with the Six Nations of the Iroquois greatly influenced England’s victory over France for control of colonial North America.
Saratoga National Historical Park – 648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY
This popular historical site was the turning point of the American Revolution where the British surrendered to American forces and change the course of history! It is also one of the top 10 battles in world history.
Bennington Battlefield Historic Site, Hoosick Falls – NY-67, Hoosick Falls, NY
The Battlefield is the site of a pivotal turning point in the American Revolution. British Forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Friedrick Baum, were surrounded and engaged by American Forces from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. The British Forces surrendered on August 16, 1777.
Hartford Civil War Museum – 165 Hartford Main Street, Granville, NY
The museum and Howard Hanna Memorial Civil War Enlistment Center consist of two buildings near the center of the Hamlet of Hartford. They represent the history of life during the 1800s in a small upper New York State rural community and the participation of Hartford citizens in the Civil War. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site – 32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY
Schuyler Mansion is the historic home of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and his family. Philip Schuyler is also the father-in-law of Alexander Hamilton, subject of the hit Broadway musical. Built between 1761-1765, the Georgian style mansion features 18th century interiors complete with furniture, decorative arts, paintings, and personal artifacts of family members. A visitor center provides an overview of Philip Schuyler and his 80 acre estate in the 18th century.