Burgoyne’s 1777 Campaign: The Battles at Saratoga – September 23, 2016

Friday,  September 23, 2016 (8:00am to 5:00pm)

Tour leaves the Fort Ticonderoga parking lot at 8am

Led by: Eric Schnitzer and Bruce Venter

Registration Fee: $125

Battles_at_Saratoga-092316America’s History is proud to continue its partnership with Fort Ticonderoga by again offering a special one-day Revolutionary War tour. This tour will complete Burgoyne’s 1777 campaign by concentrating on the battles at Saratoga. Led by Eric Schnitzer, historian at the Saratoga National Historical Park and Bruce Venter, we will spend the entire day on the battlefield exploring the first battle at Freeman’s Farm, the second battle at the Wheatfield, Burgoyne’s fortifications, Gates’ line at Bemis Heights, the surrender area and much more. One of the foremost experts of the Saratoga campaign, Eric Schnitzer, will review the strategy and tactics of the opposing leaders in a comprehensive narration, including some new information on Arnold’s conduct based on a recently discovered letter written by an officer serving in the American army. This is a rare opportunity to understand the actions at Saratoga from a leading authority on the campaign. We will return to Fort Ticonderoga in time for you to attend the opening session of Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar.

Tour Registration fee: $125.00

What’s included: Motor coach transportation, lunch, snack and beverage breaks, all admissions and gratuities, a map and materials package and the services of two tour leaders selected for their knowledge and expertise.

Our Tour Leaders: Eric Schnitzer has been a park ranger/historian for 20 years at the Saratoga National Historical Park and has lectured frequently on the Northern Campaign. He is also a military artist and serves in a British re-enacting unit. Dr. Bruce M. Venter, president of America’s History, LLC is an experienced tour leader of the Revolutionary War period. He is the author of The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America.

Other important information: The bus will leave the main parking lot of Fort Ticonderoga at 8:00 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. Tour goes out rain or shine. To attend the American Revolution Seminar, you must register directly with Fort Ticonderoga. [Read more…]

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