Current Conditions

Park Roads and Trails

Monday, June 15, 2015:

  • All Park Facilities are open.
  • All Park Roads and Trails are open with exception below.

  • County Line Road is closed Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to heavy construction related to the asbestos remediation project. This closure applies to all vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian traffic.
  • Knox Covered Bridge is closed - Severe damage from a motor vehicle this summer has caused the bridge to be closed until repairs can be made. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is currently working on repairs that are expected to be completed December 2015. Any questions about the current status of the repairs should be directed to PennDOT.
  • A section of Valley Creek Trail is closed - Construction to repair the Knox Covered Bridge has begun. Excavation near the bridge has made the Valley Creek Trail unsafe for pedestrians. Bridge repairs should be completed in December of 2015. See the Valley Forge Trail Map (pdf) for alternate hiking routes in the Mt. Misery area.
For more information about these closures, please view the Construction Projects page.

Parking at the Visitor Center

Bus Parking
All bus parking is located in the lower parking lot (keep right at the fork when entering the park). Buses may drop off and pick up passengers in front of the Visitor Center, however all buses must leave the drop off area while waiting for passengers. Please consult with your tour or tour director if you are scheduled to meet in the upper parking lot and arrange to meet at another location, such as the lower parking lot.

Passenger Drop Off and Pick Up
Passenger drop off and pick up is available in front of the Visitor Center, however all vehicles must leave the drop off area while waiting for passengers.

Accessible Parking
Eight accessible parking spots are available in front of the Visitor Center main entrance. Visitors can enter the Visitor Center at ground level and take the elevator to the second floor to access the Theater.

No Idling Policy
In an effort to improve visitor enjoyment and reduce environmental impact, Valley Forge has implemented a no idling policy for motor vehicles within the park. All motor vehicles that are parked for more than 30 seconds must turn their engines off. This restriction is to reduce public exposure to diesel, exhaust particulate matter, and other toxic air contaminants by limiting the idling of buses, trucks, and other motor vehicles. In addition, this restriction will limit the noise impact on visitors throughout the park.

For further information on this project and questions about navigating through the park, please call the front desk at 610-783-1099.


Construction Projects

The park has a number of ongoing projects that may impact your visit. Any closures caused by construction projects will be listed at the top of this page. To learn more about the current projects in Valley Forge, visit our construction projects page.

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