Location: Artillery Park | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1099
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.
In honor of Flag Day and to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, the park and its partners will participate in the Smithsonian Institute's Anthem for America and add their voices to the largest group sing of the national anthem in history. The public is invited to watch, listen, and sing along around the flag pole in front of the Visitor Center.