This Old House - Week One / by Dave Hileman

Our tour of old American homes takes us today to the tiny village of Schuylerville in New York along the upper Hudson River. This was the summer home of General Phillip Schuyler and it was burned to the ground as the British tried to retreat from Saratoga. (It did not work they had to surrender!) The home was rebuilt the next year, 1777 and is now a part of the Saratoga National Battlefield. Schuyler was not present at the battle having been relieved of his command because of the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga. He was replaced by Gates who defeated the British here and the victory allowed the French to enter the war on the side of the US.

Saratoga National Battlefield