Valley Forge: A Winter Encampment
View the park's 18-minute orientation film, Valley Forge: A Winter Encampment, at the park when you visit or on our YouTube channel. This video describes the events leading up to, during, and after the 1777-1778 winter encampment that took place here at Valley Forge.
Did You Know?
Precision marching was the key to victory on the 18th century battlefield. Inspector General Baron von Steuben made marching the central element of his training program at Valley Forge. By May the army was able to stay in formation while advancing and retreating over all types of ground.