Whether you plan your own trip entirely, or request a ranger-led program, there are many great ways to explore, learn, and enjoy Valley Forge National Historical Park. Please be aware that ranger-led programs are taken on a first come first served basis and will be considered based on dates requested and ranger availability. Home school students may take advantage of our semi-annual Home School Days, where students rotate through multiple stations for a unique hands-on learning experience. All education programs are offered free of charge.
Plan A Field Trip
Field Trip Season
October - May: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Soldier Life with additional Washington's Leadership Learning Experience
*Exceptions to the class size requirements may be granted to special needs classes
If your group is planning to visit Valley Forge over the lunch hour we suggest packing a picnic lunch, as there are no full-service concessions on the premises or indoor dining facilities. The Wayne's Woods and Varnum's Picnic Areas are best suited to accommodate school groups, as they are both situated along the main tour route of the park.
Other helpful trip planning quicklinks:
Requesting Your Education Program
Directions for filling out your application:
Did You Know?
Access to many National Park Library catalogs is available on-line. Valley Forge NHP is currently in the process of creating an electronic catalog. We will use this site to keep you up-to-date on our progress. Until then you might wish to access other national park libraries currently on-line. More...