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. You may also consider requesting a Ranger in the Classroom program if your school is within thirty miles of the park. Home school students may also 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
2013/2014 Field Trip Season
October - December: 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.
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Requesting Your Education Program
PROGRAM RESERVATION FORMS FOR THE 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER LABOR DAY
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Directions for filling out your application electronically:
You may also download the form, print it, hand write the required information, scan and e-mail, or fax to us.
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If you have any questions, please call 610-783-1066.
Did You Know?
Precision marching was the key to victory on the 18th century battlefield. Inspector General Baron von Steuben made marching the central element of his training program at Valley Forge. By May the army was able to stay in formation while advancing and retreating over all types of ground.