Uniforming the Continental Army

Partner Event
July 14, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Saratoga National Historical Park
648 Route 32
Visitor Center Lawn
Stillwater, NY 12170

The American Northern Army encamped at Saratoga Battlefield included thousands of Continental soldiers from New England, New York, Pennslyvania and Virginia. These soldiers wore colorful uniforms made of wool or linen, all of which needed to be hand tailored. Their leather shoes were made by hand using a careful, painstaking process. 

Come to the park to see an 18th-century tailor and cordwainer (not a cobbler!) make these uniform parts using authentic period techniques.