Caution: Roads and Trails are open but could be slick
Valley Forge NHP roads and trails will be open after yesterday's snow. Crews are working as best they can to plow. Please use caution as conditions are still favorable for icy patches. Be Safe.
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 »
The diversity of plant life that inhabits Valley Forge National Historical Park is directly related to the geology and hydrology of the area. As you look out across a meadow, for example, you can see large and small patches of a particular plant species. If you look a bit more, you will notice the curvature of the ground and perhaps pools or streams of water. Each plant species has a particular range of light, soil and moisture conditions in which it grows well. Over 730 species of plants are known to occur within the park.
Grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests, ornamental plantings, and croplands can be found throughout the park. Plant ecologists from the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program and NatureServe recently mapped and classified the park's vegetation using the National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS). Learn more about the NPS Vegetation Mapping Program.
Did You Know?
Valley Forge NHP commemorates one of the most defining events in our nation’s history: the encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge in 1777-78. General George Washington’s troops embodied triumph over adversity. Their commitment was a turning point in the American Revolution.