History is anything but boring when you visit the Capital-Saratoga Region! The region was integral in birth of the U.S. and is home to some of the most significant national historical events. From the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the women’s rights movement, the Capital-Saratoga Region brims with stories and events that were turning points in our nation’s and state’s formation. The area is loaded 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.
Here are some interesting historical facts about the region you might not have known.
- “Uncle Sam” is buried in Troy’s Oakwood Cemetery
- Famed women’s suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Fulton County
- The first significant American military victory of the American Revolutionary War took place at the Saratoga National Historic Park
- General Ulysses S. Grant completed his memoirs in a cottage in Wilton
With over 20 sites in the area to visit, the Capital-Saratoga Region should most definitely be on any history buff’ bucket list of places to explore. You come away learning something new about the area with a desire to discover even more!