Frequently Asked Questions
When is the park open?
The park grounds are open daily, year-round, from 7 am to dusk. For information on closures and the hours of different sites at the park, click here.
What costs are there?
All park facilities at Valley Forge are available at no charge. The prices of guided tours vary, depending on the tour. For more information on tours, click here.
What are the park rules and regulations?
Did you know that pets must be leashed? Or that rollerblades, metal detectors, alcohol, and model rockets are forbidden? Click here to view the park rules and regulations.
What is the weather like?
Winters at Valley Forge are cold and damp with a cool spring and fall and a hot and humid summer. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for outdoor recreation during the snowy winter season.
How do I get there?
Valley Forge is located in King of Prussia, directly off Route 23. For driving directions, click here.
What kinds of activities and programs can I take part in?
You can bike, hike, ride horses, take tours, explore the museum, watch reenactments, speak with interpreters, and visit the buildings and monuments around the park! For more information on tours and special events, click here.
What are the hiking trails like?
Valley Forge has a variety of hiking trails, both within the historical area of the park and on the neighboring mountains, Mount Joy and Mount Misery. Click here for more information and a trail map.
Can I bring my pet to the park?
Yes, but all pets must be on a leash and you must clean up after your pet.
What is there to do for the kids?
Valley Forge has a Junior Ranger program where kids complete activities and earn a junior ranger badge. Inquire at the Visitor Center Desk for the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet. For information on other activities for children, click here.
What are the nearby attractions?
Independence National Historical Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Steamtown National Historic Site, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are all nearby. For information on these and other attractions, click here.
Did You Know?
The tradition of citizen stewardship began in the 1870s and continues every day, as park volunteers and partners participate in the ongoing work of preservation and interpretation. Each of them shares the vision of the Park as a meaningful place.