An official Path Through History Site! Driving, hiking, and bike routes follow history at the site where the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga marked the turning point of the Revolutionary War. After Gen. Benedict Arnold forced the British to retreat in Stillwater, Burgoyne surrendered, giving the Americans their first major victory and convinced the French to support the fledgling nation. This Battlefield was made part of the National Park System in 1938 when Saratoga National Historical Park was authorized by the United States congress. The park has 3 units: the 4 sq. mile Battlefield in Stillwater; the General Phillip Schuyler House in Schuylerville; and the 155 ft. tall Saratoga Monument in the nearby village of Victory.