Alexander Hamilton & Alexander Bryan
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“History has its eye on you”
Alexander Bryan was an unsung hero of the Revolutionary War. The stone house that bears his name sits across the street from one of Saratoga’s original best-known springs.
Native Americans called High Rock Spring the “Medicine Spring of the Great Spirit” and considered it to have healing powers.
“Raise a glass to Freedom,
something they can never take away”
For centuries folks have traveled to this area to experience the healing springs and the hospitality of the Inn. Now take your own step back in time to when Alexander Bryan, and later his son John, welcomed visitors to their warm hearth with cold beer and hearty fare
“The venerated Virginian veteran”
Bryan’s home and the adjacent spring were visited by General Washington and Alexander Hamilton in 1783, where they visited Phillip Schuyler’s camp at High Rock Spring and were taken to see the Saratoga Battlefield at Bemis Heights.
“Take a break… we can all go stay with my father
There’s a lake I know in a nearby park”
General Phillip Schuyler constructed a log road from Schuylerville to the High Rock Spring, where he erected a tent and stayed several weeks with his family at the spring. The following year he built a two-room summer home where he spent every summer for the remaining years of his life.
“Guns and Ships, and so the balance shifts”
It was Bryan who learned of the British plans to surprise attack the American garrison at Stillwater. When he was found out the British chased him for three days until he had to abandon his horse and hide in the river. His report allowed General Gates to prepare and ultimately emerge victorious!
“I am either gonna die on the battlefield in glory or
This clash at Bemis Heights in 1777 became the Battle of Saratoga, and has become known as the turning point in the Revolutionary War.
“Do not throw away your shot!”
So join us for dinner before the show and raise a glass to freedom. Take your shot to walk in the footsteps of Washington, Hamilton, and Bryan and dine in this authentic historic building; Stop for dinner before a show, or post-curtain drinks, with Colonial charm and Revolutionary cuisine.