"Saratoga: Burgoyne's Retreat and Surrender" Bus Tour

Friday, September 22, 2017

America’s History is proud to continue its partnership with Fort Ticonderoga by again offering a special one-day Revolutionary War tour led by Eric Schnitzer and Bruce Venter. This rain or shine tour departs from the main parking lot of Fort Ticonderoga at 8:00 am and goes directly to the Saratoga Battlefield sites. The tour bus will return to Fort Ticonderoga at approximately 5:00 pm, just in time to attend the opening session of Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar. 

To register, contact: America’s History, LLC:
Phone: (703) 785-4373
Postal mail: America’s History LLC, P. O. Box 1076, Goochland, VA 23063
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.

This tour takes place on the Friday of the Fourteenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution. You must register for the Seminar directly with Fort Ticonderoga. 


Additional Details

Continuing Burgoyne’s 1777 campaign, this tour concentrates on sites beyond the Saratoga National Battlefield Park. Led by Eric Schnitzer, chief historian at the Saratoga National Historical Park and Bruce Venter, we will spend the entire day exploring Victory Woods, Stark’s Knoll, Fort Hardy, the new Burgoyne’s surrender park, and other seldom seen sites associated with Burgoyne’s campaign. 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 as Burgoyne retreats from the battlefield. This is a rare opportunity to visit sites near Saratoga with a leading authority on the campaign. Eric’s 2016 tour was very popular and received excellent comments from tour participants. 

More about the Tour Leaders:

Eric Schnitzer has been a park ranger/historian for over 20 years at the Saratoga National Historical Park and is currently interim chief of interpretation. He has written frequently on the Northern Campaign, including recent essays in the new Bulletin of Fort Ticonderoga Museum and The Saratoga Campaign: Uncovering An Embattled Landscape. 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.