• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

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*

Volume I - The Vortex of Small Fortunes: The Continental Army at Valley Forge, 1777-1778 (PDF 14.91 MB)

Volume II - This Fatal Crisis: Logistics and the Continental Army at Valley Forge, 1777-1778 (PDF 21.19 MB)

Volume III - In the True Rustic Order: Historic Resource Study and Historic Base Maps of the Valley Forge Encampment 1777-1778 (PDF 6.96 MB)

Did You Know?

Cars at Washington's Headquarters Parking Lot

Valley Forge was Pennsylvania’s first state park, established in 1893. In 1976, the bicentennial year of the Declaration of Independence, the park was transferred to the National Park System as Valley Forge National Historical Park.