Directions

Getting to Valley Forge

Your GPS may be wrong!

Many GPS services and cell phone apps are incorrectly sending people to the Knox Parking Lot on the opposite end of the park from the Visitor Center. While we are working to remedy this problem there are two options to find your way:

Use our street address in your GPS:

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Directions to the Visitor Center from the Knox Parking Lot

1. Turn left out of the parking lot onto Valley Creek Road (SR252.)
2. Continue on Valley Creek Road until it ends at Valley Forge Road (Highway 23.)
3. Turn right onto Valley Forge Road (Highway 23.)
4. When you come of the first rise, make sure you keep to the left at the "Y" intersection to stay on Valley Forge Park Road (Highway 23.)
5. Follow Valley Forge Park Road (Highway 23) approximately 2.4 miles to a stop light intersection Highway 23/North Gulph Road.
6. Turn right into Valley Forge National Historical Park, and follow the signs for parking.

Valley Forge National Historical Park is located about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia in a populated suburban setting less than 2 miles from the King of Prussia Mall. Most visitors arrive by car or tour bus and drive the 10-mile Encampment Tour route to see the park's nine historical attractions. An 8.7-mile paved multi-use trail parallels most of the driving tour route and accommodates walkers, bike riders, and equestrians. The park does not have a shuttle or transportation system.

Park Address
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

By Car
The park is conveniently located off of U.S. Route 422. The main entrance to the park is at the intersection of State Route 23 and North Gulph Road.

  • From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 326.
  • From Interstate I-76, take Route 422 West to Route 23 West/Valley Forge.
  • From State Route 252, take State Route 23 East.
By Bus
Public transportation is an option that will get you to the park, however, there is no in-park transportation. View park maps to help plan how you will tour the park.

SEPTA Bus Route 125, stops at the Valley Forge Visitor Center, the nearby Radisson Hotel, and the King Of Prussia Mall. SEPTA Bus Route 139, stops near the Visitor Center at the intersection of State Route 23 and Outer Line Drive, and also at the Washington Memorial Chapel along State Route 23. If you are planning to bring your bicycle to the park on the bus, please be familiar with the SEPTA bicycle policies and safety tips.

 
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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. Learn more about park rules and regulations.

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

 

Directions to the Philander Chase Knox Estate from the Visitor Center
The Estate is located on Library Lane at Yellow Springs Road, just beyond the Knox Covered Bridge.

- From the Visitor Center take Route 23 West, through the park to Route 252.
- Make the left at the light onto Rt 252 South and follow towards the covered bridge.
- Make a right over the covered bridge.
- Make your first left onto Library Lane, it is the large white building on your left.

Parking is available in the lot across from Library Lane and on Wilson Rd. which is the next street up from Library Lane. Additional parking is available in the Knox's Quarters Parking Lot (directions below).

Walking Directions from Knox's Quarters Parking Lot to Philander Chase Knox Estate:
1. From the parking lot, take the pathway to your LEFT to head towards Knox's Quarters
2. At Knox's Quarters, continue past the stables to your left, taking the Knox Trail towards the tree line
3. Continue on the Knox Trail, crossing the Foot Bridge over the Valley Creek
4. Continue along the Knox Trail for approximately 0.15 miles. The PC Knox estate will be the large white house at the end of the trail.

GPS Coordinates
Knox Parking Lot: 40.086146, -75.452193
Philander Chase Knox Estate: 40.085446, -75.456145

 
Directions to PCK

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