Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Valley Forge National Historical ParkThis section of our website will help you plan an informed visit to Valley Forge which will make for a more enjoyable experience. Start with things to do and current conditions to learn about the current programs, events, and road and trail closures in the park. Dig deeper for more information about directions, maps and brochures, accessibility, operating hours, laws and policies, and eating and sleeping.
Most visitors to Valley Forge Park travel by car, tour bus, or school bus. The park's nine most significant historical sites are outlined along a 10-mile driving tour loop called The Encampment Tour. An 8.7-mile paved multi-use trail parallels most of the driving tour and accommodates walkers, bike riders, and equestrians. Seasonally, The Encampment Store runs it's popular 90-minute guided trolley tour.
Gatherings and commercial activities in National Parks often require a special use permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of thepark's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests. Find out if your event/project requires a special use permit.
Did You Know?
Following the Civil War, a patriotic organization worked to raise funds to purchase the Isaac Potts house as an historic site. By the 1880's, the house was open to the public, followed by the establishment of Valley Forge State Park in 1893.