Park is closed
Due to inclement weather, park buildings and internal roadways will be closed on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
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 View from the Forge Audio Files
The View from the Forge is a monthly podcast of news and events from Valley Forge National Historical Park.
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Valley Forge has released a draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan. Listen as Kris Heister highlights the alternatives of the plan and discusses how the public can access copies of the plan and submit comments to the park. Public comment period closes February 17, 2009.
Construction and rehabilition work continues around the Valley Forge Train Station. This month, get a sneak peak inside the as the work continues. See the progress of the interior and hear our plans for future displays and use of the building.
In September, Ranger Oates begins hosting the series and discusses the fall program schedule, campfire programs, and National Public Lands Day.
The June episode of The View from the Forge includes the summer season programming, National Trails Day, March-Out Celebrations, and new junior ranger programs.
The April View from the Forge recaps the Join the Continental Army program which concluded for the year on April 5, 2008. National Park Week, The 3rd Annual Revolutionary Run, National Junior Ranger, and French Alliance Celebrations are all on the calendar of events. Hear about these events and more in this month's View from the Forge.
The February View from the Forge highlights the meadow mowing that has just been completed, a President's Day weekend wrap-up, new podcasts being released on iTunes, a new audio tour CD, and the January Join the Continental Army program.
This month's edition includes news on the March-In of the Continental Army celebrations December 15-19, as well as a children's program beginning in January. Also included is news on road closings, new exhibits, and special tours.
This month's edition includes news on new exhibits, education programs, holiday trolley tours, and road construction within the park. This edition is also our first View from the Forge in video format. We hope to continue The View from the Forge in video format in future episodes.
This month's edition includes news on fall programs, National Public Lands Day, a new temporary exhibit, and winter programs for kids.
This month's edition includes news on the newest release of the cell phone tour, a new park trail, education programs, and National Public Lands Day.
This month's edition includes news on a challenge grant for the park's work Valley Forge Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Quest for Freedom programs series, summer programming, and our upcoming education program offerings.
This month's edition includes news on summer programs, trail work, and a new bird species in the park.
A monthly podcast of news and events. This month's edition includes information on public service project for high school students, the 10th annual spring deer count, the Revolutionary Run, and much more.
A monthly podcast of news and events. This month's podcast includes the 2nd Annual Revolutionary Run and a Join the Continental Army Junior program.
A monthly podcast with news and events from Valley Forge National Historical Park. This month's news includes a PECO donation, the 2nd annual Revolutionary Run and the symposium Lock, Stock, and Barrel.
The first episode of The View From the 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.