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    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

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June 09, 2014
Valley Forge National Historical Park launches summer season June 14 with the Annual March Out of the Continental Army
Valley Forge National Historical Park is ready to launch its summer season which is full of new and returning public programs, guided tours, and special events for both adults and children beginning with the Annual March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration on Saturday, June 14.

May 29, 2014
Forest Continues to Recover at Valley Forge National Historical Park
The forest at Valley Forge National Historical Park is continuing to recover from decades of over-browsing by white-tailed deer. Following four years of implementation of the park’s White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, monitoring by National Park Service staff has documented native species seedlings that had not been just a few years ago, including maple, red bud, maple-leaf viburnum, dogwood, oak, tulip-poplar, black gum, hickory, cherry, hackberry, ash, and sassafras.

May 16, 2014
Memorial Day Observance at Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park in partnership with the Washington Memorial Chapel and The Freedom’s Foundation will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 26 with special guided tours, a new audio tour, and a concert from the 58-bell Washington Memorial National Carillon.

May 09, 2014
Citizen Scientists are invited to participate in the "Summer of Bugs" at Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are partnering in the Summer of Bugs, a summer-long inventory of the park’s terrestrial invertebrates, better known as land bugs. The public is invited to participate in events and activities all summer long.

May 08, 2014
Groundbreaking ceremony for the new pedestrian/bicycle bridge in Valley Forge National Park rescheduled for May 14 at 11 a.m.
The groundbreaking for Sullivan’s Bridge, the new pedestrian/bicycle bridge across the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the construction site adjacent to the Betzwood Picnic Area. The public is invited to attend.

April 23, 2014
Public is invited to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new pedestrian/bicycle bridge in Valley Forge National Park
The groundbreaking for Sullivan’s Bridge, the new pedestrian/bicycle bridge across the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park, will occur on Thursday, May 1 at 1:00 PM. The ceremony will take place on the construction site adjacent to the Betzwood Picnic Area. Senator John Rafferty, National Park Service, and PennDOT and local officials will share their enthusiasm for the new construction. The public is invited to attend.

April 09, 2014
Go Wild for History and Outdoor Recreation at Valley Forge National Historical Park during National Park Week
National Park Week is an annual celebration and invitation to the public to re-connect with the 401 national parks across the country. Valley Forge National Historical Park will host a number of special events and programs for all ages throughout the week of April 19 – 27, providing plenty of opportunities for visitors to embrace this years’ theme and “Go Wild!”

March 20, 2014
Incomparable Patience and Fidelity
The public is invited to spend a weekend with the Fourth Connecticut Regiment at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

January 31, 2014
Valley Forge Celebrates Washington’s Birthday over Presidents’ Day Weekend
Valley Forge National Historical Park has planned a weekend of programs and activities to celebrate Washington’s 282nd birthday this year.

October 31, 2013
Valley Forge National Historical Park will Commemorate America’s Veterans with Special Programs and Ceremonial Services on November 11
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army's legacy and honor all of America's military, past and present, with special events on Veterans Day, November 11. The public is welcome to attend a commemoration ceremony at the National Memorial Arch beginning at 11 a.m.

September 30, 2013
Valley Forge National Historical Park Releases Two Requests for Proposals for Commercial Leases
The National Park Service (NPS) at Valley Forge National Historical Park announces the release of two separate Requests for Proposals for commercial leasing opportunities of historic buildings.

September 16, 2013
Hundreds of volunteers expected to help spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park on National Public Lands Day
Volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves and get dirty and help to spruce up Valley Forge National Historical Park (NHP) on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Special musical guest, the New Bedford Youth Ambassador Program (YAP!) and the Young Friends Block Party and Fundraiser Cookout are also part of the day’s celebrations in addition to the announcement of the “Name the New Trail Bridge” contest.

 

Did You Know?

Camp follower and continental soldier presenting program

Valley Forge contains a complete educational and recreational experience including 26 miles of trails and a variety of programs from engaging stories of history to the annual Presidents’ Day Weekend events and the March Out Commemoration in June.