December 10, 2013 - Park will open at 1:00 PM
Due to the weather, park buildings and internal roadways will be closed until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10. Please call ahead of your visit as weather conditions may change, 610-783-1099.
Wilson Road Closed
Wilson Road is closed Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. until further notice to all traffic including including autos, walkers, joggers, bikers, horses, etc. while the new parking lot is constructed. More »
General Washington's Aides-de-Camp
At Valley Forge, General Washington was assisted by a staff of seven aides-de-camp. The aides were relatively younger men, who were hard-working, well-educated, and capable of writing large quantities of paperwork. They became an extremely close-knit group whom Washington relied upon implicitly, and were termed his “military family.” Several of the aides later held key positions within the Continental Army and the early government of the United States. Some of their names may be recognized today, while others have virtually been forgotten. Nevertheless, their contributions during a crucial time in American history were significant. Noted historian and editor of the 38 volume “Writings of Washington,” John C. Fitzpatrick, described Washington’s aides-de-camp as “the most remarkable group of young men to be found in the history of the United States.”
Did You Know?
Varnum's brigade contained the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, a unit largely made up of African American and Native American soldiers. The unit symbolizes the diversity of the army - a diversity not seen again for many years.