NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Valley Forge National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

 

Experiences 

  • Become a Birder; Start or add to your birding life list

    A bright red Scarlet Tanager perches on a tree brance.

    The forests, wetlands, meadows, and aquatic habitats at Valley Forge provide refuge for over 227 bird species that can be found foraging, nesting, or resting in the park. Grab your binoculars and see how many you can find! Read more

  • Sharing shade with George Washington

    A stately sycamore tree in front of a house in the snow.

    Visit the encampment era and state champion trees in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Read more

  • Steps in Time

    A statue of General von Steuben looks out over the grand parade where the Continental Army trained.

    The course of the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run® is not only accessible on race days. In fact, you can enjoy the loop through the historic acreage of Valley Forge National Historical Park year-round! Take advantage of the up-close-and-personal views of the statuary, exhibits and memorials, which are much more engaging when viewed on foot, rather from the distance of a passing car. Read more

  • Valley Forge Muster Roll

    A painting of a Revolutionary War officer sitting at a desk writing letters.

    Visitors can use the kiosks located in the Visitor Center to look up their name, perhaps discover an ancestor or simply learn more about those that encampment including ranks, dates of enlistment, and other notes on soldiers’ assignments, activities, or conditions. Read more



Call to Action Projects 

A Call to Action Projects for Valley Forge National Historical Park

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