Saratoga National Historical Park is located in the Town of Stillwater in eastern New York. The park preserves the site of the Battles of Saratoga, the first significant American military victory of the American Revolutionary War. Here in 1777, American forces met, defeated, and forced a major British army to surrender, an event which led France to recognize the independence of the United States, and enter the war as a decisive military ally of the struggling Americans.
An interesting monument in the park is the famous Boot Monument to Benedict Arnold, the only war memorial in the United States that does not bear the name of its honoree. Arnold played a key role in the battle but because of his later traitorous actions this is his only monument.