Upcoming Visitor Center Construction Projects
Beginning April 22, improvements to the Visitor Center complex will be made and periodic closures will occur over a two-week period. Plan your visit with this information in mind. Further details and dates will be made available as possible. More »
The Valley Forge Report
The “Valley Forge Report,” completed in the early 1980s, provides the most comprehensive documentation available of the activities, struggles, and achievements of the people who served at Valley Forge in 1777-78. In order to tell the story, authors Wayne Bodle and Jacqueline Thibaut traveled to hundreds of archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, private homes, and universities throughout the United States, England and France to obtain as much original documentation as possible.
Now, thanks to the generosity of The Friends of Valley Forge National Historical Park, this important three-volume work has been digitized and made available online.
*Note that all files are in PDF format and are large files. Please allow time for the documents to properly load*
Did You Know?
None of the original soldier huts remain. The huts that you see in the park today are reproductions based on the model that General Washington wanted the soldiers to follow. Despite a lack of tools and the relative haste in which they were built, most served as decent shelters for the troops.