Upcoming Visitor Center Construction Projects
Beginning April 22, improvements to the Visitor Center complex will be made and periodic closures will occur over a two-week period. Plan your visit with this information in mind. Further details and dates will be made available as possible. More »
Nature and Science
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Congressional Intern Mary Kathryn Hurd discusses Pine Forests. Hear how the pine forest has grown and how certain plants threaten the forest. Download this file and listen along County Line Road between Gulph Road and Rt 23.
Once Upon a Nation Storyteller Natalie McCabe discusses pollination at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Learn about the different ways pollination occurs and the difference in plant and tree pollination. Bring this podcast with you and listen as you walk the Grand Parade grounds.
Natural Resource Manager Kristina Heister discusses the geology of the area known as the Grand Parade. Learn about dolostone and how underground streams have created an area that is lower than the surrounding ground. Bring this podcast with you and listen as you visit the Grand Parade Ground at tour stop #9 (Varnum's Quarters).
Natural Resource Manager Kristina Heister discusses the meadows of Valley Forge. Learn how the management of the meadows has changed over time and how current meadows support wildlife habitat.Bring this podcast with you and listen as you visit the General von Steuben Statue at tour stop #9.
Listen as the natural resource manager discusses the wildlife of Valley Forge. Hear about the wildlife that inhabited the area in 1777 and how the wildlife has changed over time. Also hear about white-tailed deer and the impact they are having. Bring this podcast with you and listen as you visit Artillery Park at tour stop #8.
Listen as the natural resource manager discusses the historic landscape of Valley Forge. Hear how the winter encampment changed the look of the area, how the state park planted trees in the 1890s and how the National Park Service is working to maintain a healthy landscape. Bring this podcast with you and listen as you visit the General Anthony Wayne Statue at tour stop #4.
Listen as the Natural Resource Manager discusses the Valley Creek Watershed within Valley Forge National Historical Park. Bring this podcast with you and listen as you visit General Washington's Headquarters at tour stop #5.
Did You Know?
Visitors annually contribute $21 million to the local economy, generating over $7 million in wages and salaries, and supporting 667 jobs in the area.