• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Rangers in the Classroom

Students salute to education with Ranger Rhonda
A salute to education.
The Rangers in the Classroom program provides third through eighth grade students with an in-class Valley Forge experience. This program is an alternative option for schools who cannot make it to the park for a field trip, and may also provide an introduction to the Philadelphia Campaign prior to a field trip to the park or another Revolutionary War site. Schools within a thirty mile radius to Valley Forge National Historical Park may apply for this program. Valley Forge also offers ranger-led Field Trips. 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 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.

Rangers in the Classroom
2013/2014 Rangers in the Classroom Season
January - May: Tuesday Wednesday, & Thursday

Introduce your students to the wonders of their neighborhood national park and entice them to visit Valley Forge with their families. Park rangers teach in your classroom about the military campaign in 1777-78 when the British and Americans maneuvered and battled for control of Philadelphia, and Washington's army encamped at Valley Forge to reorganize and transform into a mature army. This program highlights the importance of Valley Forge National Historical Park in our nation's history.

This program is available to schools within a thirty mile radius of Valley Forge Park. Classes may not be combined. Multiple class sessions are available on the same day at the same school, up to a maximum of 4 class sessions per day. It is most effective to have the ranger present in one classroom or multipurpose room and have participating classes rotate. Please allow a lunch break for the teaching ranger if you have three or more classes reserved. Please ensure that all students are prepared for the ranger program with a pencil in hand.

Park Address
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406


Requesting Your Education Program

Programs are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your requested program date. Applications will be considered based on dates requested and ranger availability. Decisions will be made within one week after the submission of the application. You will receive a completed form with the reserved date and time as your confirmation.


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Directions for filling out your application electronically:

  • Save the PDF form to your computer (right-click, save as)
  • Fill it out electronically and save your work
  • Attach the completed form to an e-mail or
  • Print and fax the completed form

You may also download the form, print it, hand write the required information, scan and e-mail, or fax to us.

Please send your completed form to:
E-mail: vafo_education@nps.gov
Fax: 610-783-1038

If you have any questions, please call 610-783-1066.

Did You Know?

Reconstructed Soldier Cabin at Valley Forge NHP

Valley Forge NHP commemorates one of the most defining events in our nation’s history: the encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge in 1777-78. General George Washington’s troops embodied triumph over adversity. Their commitment was a turning point in the American Revolution.