Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates the 1777-1778 winter encampment of General George Washington and the Continental Army. Here you can explore the rolling landscape that helped create a nation.

There are parade grounds, fortifications, woods and open fields. You can peek into a soldiers’ hut to see what life was like during this long, cold winter. Monuments throughout the park help to tell the story of this perilous time.

A visit to the Welcome Center is a must. There are films about the encampment, lectures and displays that help to illustrate this revolutionary time. The gift shop is packed with books and items that share this time in our nation’s history. Park Rangers provide a wealth of programs and demonstrations that tell the story and are family friendly. Bus and trolley tours are available. The new Once Upon a Nation storytelling program illustrates the story of the Revolutionary War experience.

Washington’s Headquarters is another must stop on a tour of this national park. A hiking and biking trail encompasses the site and provides recreational activities for residents and visitors alike.

Check the website for a wealth of programs and activities at Valley Forge National Historical Park.