Saratoga National Historical Park Announces Elimination of Entrance Fees
Effective November 1, 2016, Saratoga National Historical Park no longer charges entrance fees for visiting the park. After analyzing the costs and benefits of the recreational fee program, park leadership determined that it is in the best interest of both Saratoga NHP and the public to eliminate entrance charges.
“Through our analysis we found that the growing administrative burden of maintaining our seasonal fee program was not sustainable,” reflected Park Superintendent, Amy Bracewell. “This decision is the right thing to do for both visitors and staff, who can now focus their time and talents on the core missions of the National Park Service.”
Remaining revenue from the entrance fees will continue to be used to carry out many mission-critical projects, including the rehabilitation and maintenance of replica cannons on the battlefield landscape, and the management of interpretive vistas throughout the park.
“Saratoga National Historical Park has, and always will, welcome donations from park visitors, supporters, and advocates,” Bracewell added. “Donations will continue to sustain visitor programs and support the park mission.”
The America the Beautiful–National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes will no longer be obtainable at Saratoga NHP, except for the following three: the free active-duty military annual pass; the access pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities; and the 4th-grade Every Kid in a Park pass.
All America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes may still be purchased at most federal recreation sites that collect entrance fees or by applying at store.usgs.gov.
For more information visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/sara.