• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

General George Washington

George Washington by Charles Wilson Peale

General George Washington

From the day he took command of the Continental Army in 1775, General George Washington's faith in the moral rightness of the American cause never wavered. The character and purpose that helped sustain him and his soldiers at Valley Forge is reflected in Charles Wilson Peale's 1780 portrait of the general (left).

Did You Know?

White hut with green background representing the Friends logo

Valley Forge has an active Friends group that advocates for the Park & serves as a voice for the community to the Park. The Friends of Valley Forge is actively raising an army of support by enlisting individuals and businesses to preserve the past, conserve for the future, and enjoy the Park today.