• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Event Details

  • 06/20/2015

    Soldier and visitors marching out of Valley Forge
    Location: Artillery Park | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1099
March begins at 11 AM at Artillery Park, ends at approximately 1 PM at Varnum's Picnic Area
Walk in the footsteps of the Continental Army along the historic trace road used by the army as they departed Valley Forge in June of 1778 in pursuit of the British Army. Having endured six months of challenging hardships, the army was larger and more unified than ever before. This experiential program begins at 11 AM at Artillery Park where participants will fall in to a marching formation and walk about a half mile to the Varnum's Picnic Area. Along the way interpreters in continental uniform will explain the events at Valley Forge that allowed the army to turn things around and successfully engage the British. A special soldier life program and musket demonstration concludes the program near Varnum's picnic area. Visitors who choose to pack a lunch have the option to enjoy it at the picnic area following the program. Sturdy footwear should be worn, as the historic road is unpaved and uneven in spots.