• 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?

Maxwell's Library 2nd floor pictured are books and research material in the collection

Access to many National Park Library catalogs is available on-line. Valley Forge NHP is currently in the process of creating an electronic catalog. We will use this site to keep you up-to-date on our progress. Until then you might wish to access other national park libraries currently on-line. More...