Continue north of the battlefield on Route 4 for about eight miles to reach Schuylerville, lined with worn white buildings and empty storefronts. Just south of the Route 32 intersection stands the General Philip Schuyler House (Rte. 4, 518/664-9821, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sun. June–Sept., free admission). Also part of the Saratoga National Historic Park, the house once belonged to the Schuyler family, who ran a self-sufficient estate here that employed about 200 people. The house was burnt by Burgoyne during the Battles of Saratoga but was rebuilt that same year.
Take Route 32 west of the Schuyler House about a half mile to reach the Saratoga Monument (Rte. 32, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sun. June–Sept., weekends in fall, free admission), a beautifully restored gray obelisk on a hill. The third part of Saratoga National Historic Park, the monument features four niches honoring the battles’ American leaders—Gen. Philip Schuyler, Gen. Horatio Gates, Col. Daniel Morgan, and Gen. Benedict Arnold. Statues stand in the first three niches, but the fourth stands deliberately empty.