Welcome to Valley Forge National Historical Park! Whether you are a frequent visitor to the park or looking to make your first journey here, some extra planning will go a long way for a more enjoyable and safer national park experience. Visit the pages listed below to assist you with your trip planning.
Directions | Operating Hours & Seasons | Fees & Reservations
Getting Around | Accessibility
Maps and Brochures
View and download the park map, trail maps, and other park brochures.
Rules and Regulations
If you have questions about what you are and are not allowed to do while visiting Valley Forge this section will provide you with the answers to most of your questions and help you have the safest experience possible.
Things To Do
From guided tours to recreational hikes, visitors to Valley Forge have a variety of options for enjoying the park year-round. Daily throughout the summer season and weekends during the spring and fall visitors can enjoy guided walking tours, living history demonstrations, trolley tours, and more. Year-round options for touring the park include a self-guided 10-mile driving tour, step-on tours (reserved in advance for a fee), and recreational use on nearly 30 miles of designated trail. Trails are open daily (weather dependent) from 7 a.m. to dusk.
Valley Forge and its partners offer a multitude of special events and programs each year, from annual commemorations to guest lectures, and from children's educational activities to volunteering events. Browse through a full calendar year of events and click on the embedded hotlinks for more information. Download the 2013 Special Events Guide or search event by date on our Schedule of Events page.
Field Trips and Education Programs
The Interpretation and Education Team offer both classroom and field trip style education programs from October through May and host two Home School Day programs at the park each year. Visit our For Teachers page to learn more about these programs and request one for your students.
For specific trip planning questions, please contact us at 610-783-1099. Additional travel arrangements and tourism information can be found on our partner's website, the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau. We look forward to seeing you at Valley Forge. Safe travels!