• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Fossils

Fossils from Giant Sloths found at Port Kennedy in Valley Forge NHP

Fossils from Giant Sloths found at Port Kennedy in Valley Forge NHP

(photo credit:  NPS)

Did you know that plant and animal fossils have been found at Valley Forge? It's true and this is one of the most significant deposits in the National Park System.

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Sketch by Michael Panno of a gracile sabertooth cat, Smilodon gracilis

Port Kennedy Cave, located in what is now Valley Forge NHP, produced one of the most significant assemblages of Pleistocene fossils in North America. 14 plants and 48 animals are represented, including wolverine, Wheatley's ground sloth, long-nosed peccary, Hay's tapir, and lesser short-faced bear. More...