Upcoming Visitor Center Construction Projects
Beginning April 22, improvements to the Visitor Center complex will be made and periodic closures will occur over a two-week period. Plan your visit with this information in mind. Further details and dates will be made available as possible. More »
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | April 19
Kicking off National Park Week, kids are invited to GO WILD! for their National Parks. On Junior Ranger Day kids can participate in a variety of hands-on activities, games, and art projects to learn more about Valley Forge's rich cultural history and natural resources. Programs will be ongoing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Visitor Center. New Junior Rangers will take the Junior Ranger Oath and receive their official Junior Ranger Badge!
1.776 km Young Patriots Fun Run
During the 9th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run ®, children ages 6-14 can get active and participate in a 1.776 kilometer (approx. 1 mile) fun run. All registrants will receive a t-shirt, certificate of participation in the race (times will be posted online), and a commemorative medal. Parents may run alongside their children, however no strollers or dogs are permitted on the course.
Registration for the youth run is $10 and you may register in advance at RevolutionaryRun.org.
Photo courtesy of Nicky Decorte
Join the Continental Army
Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington's soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.
Scouts that participate in educational programs and or volunteer service projects at national park sites can:
Patch Requirements include:
PECO and Valley Forge teamed up to present a series of video podcasts that teach the story of the winter encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge in 1777-78. Meet historical characters from the American Revolution including General George and Martha Washington, Private Joseph Plumb Martin, General Baron von Steuben, the Marquis de Lafayette and more.
Did You Know?
Valley Forge is full of great stories. Now, simply hear them come to life 24/7 from the convenience of your own cell phone. It's easy! Call 484.396.1018, choose a prompt directory (1-10), and enjoy a short audio segment.