Things To Do
Summer Programs and Events
Ranger Programs & Guided Tours
All programs are weather and staff dependent.
Monday, September 1 at 10:20 AM and 12:20 PM
Weekends from September 2 - November 30 at 10:20 AM & 12:20 PM
40-minute interpretive walks depart from the Park Theater and follows the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail 1/4 mile to the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. FREE.
Monday, September 1 from 10 AM - 4 PM
Weekends from September 2 - November 30 from 10 AM - 4 PM
Experience Soldier Life at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. Talk to a Continental Soldier or camp follower and learn about life at camp during the American Revolution. FREE.
Monday, September 1 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Weekends from September 2 - October 26 at 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM
View a complete list of tour times and fees >>
90-minute guided tour makes extended stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and Washington's Headquarters. FEE CHARGED.
Saturdays from May 3 - October 25 View tour times, fees, and bicycle rental information >>
2-hour guided bicycle tours follow a 5-mile route, passing a number of the park's significant sites. Participants can use their own equipment or rent a bike at a discounted rate of $15. FEE CHARGED.
September 16, 23 & October 14, 28 at 8:00 AM Details >>
See or hear different species in a variety of seasons and habitats such as meadow, edge, and woods. FREE.
Washington's Leadership Program
Weekends at 11 am and 2 pm.
15-minute ranger talks meet outside of Washington's Headquarters. FREE.
Children's Exploration Station
Saturdays from 1:30 pm – 3 pm.
Located in the Visitor Center. Explore the history of George Washington's horses, both Nelson and Blue Skin (Washington's personal favorites), and their roles during the encampment at Valley Forge. FREE.
Special Events & Programs
Search additional special events by date on our Schedule of Events page.
Friends of Valley Forge Park Speaker Series
First Tuesday of each month from October through May | 7 PM at the Washington Memorial Chapel
Enjoy a variety of topics from renowned speakers. The series is free to the public. Download the full schedule of speakers.
June 21, July 5, August 9 & 30 | 10 am – 3 pm.
Living history volunteers from The Friends of Valley Forge Park will showcase special demonstrations including cooking and bread baking to give park visitors an up-close and personal understanding about the experiences and hardships of the encampment. More >>
Weekends August 18 - October 26
Ongoing stories from 11 am – 4 pm
Listen as Once Upon A Nation storytellers share riveting stories of the Valley Forge encampment and how it became a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Benches are located on the Train Station platform at Washington's Headquarters and in front of the Visitor Center. FREE.
National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 27 8:30 AM
Lend a helping hand for America in the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the nation's 600 million acres of public lands. Register for a volunteer project in advance >>
Tuesday, November 11
A commemoration ceremony honoring all of America's military, past and present, will be held at the National Memorial Arch at 11:00 AM. From 12:00 to 3:00 PM a unique military living history program will take place at the Muhlenberg Brigade. Park staff, volunteers, and veterans will present America's military history featuring a variety of military conflicts America was involved in.
Annual March In of the Continental Army Commemoration
December 19 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Experience an evening in Valley Forge and commemorate the continental army's determination to persevere during the 6-month winter encampment.
Did You Know?
Valley Forge NHP is part of the Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area, which stretches 128 miles from Philadelphia to Pottsville. The region is nationally significant for the roles that its people, places, and events played in the American, industrial, and environmental revolutions.