Valley Forge will begin taking field trip and home school day reservation requests for the 2014/2015 academic year on September 2, 2014.
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
Did You Know?
Valley Forge has a dynamic array of experiences for individuals and groups with a range of free and paid programs to technology-based options. Programs are available for every age and interest level, 365 days a year.