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    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

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  • Visitor Center main entrance closed, please use upper entrance

    The main entrance to the Visitor Center will be closed 4/24 - 4/25 for sidewalk repairs. Please use the upper entrance, located on the backside of the Visitor Center. Follow the signs from the main parking lot around the building. More »

  • Upcoming Visitor Center Construction Projects

    Beginning April 22, improvements to the Visitor Center complex will be made and periodic closures will occur over a two-week period. Plan your visit with this information in mind. Further details and dates will be made available as possible. More »

Things To Do

Whether you have an hour or a weekend to visit Valley Forge National Historical Park, begin your tour at the Visitor Center where park staff and volunteers are available to assist you with planning your visit. At the front desk you can pick up the park map, stamp your National Parks Passport, and learn about the touring options and things to do today at Valley Forge. There are a variety of outdoor activities as well as guided tours and interpretive programs throughout the year. Valley Forge Park contains over 28 miles of authorized trail that are popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Picnicking, bird watching, and cross-country skiing are other popular activities.

Seasonal Interpretive Programs and Special Events
Ranger-led programs, tours, and children's activities are offered daily during the summer season (mid-June through Labor Day) and weekends in the spring and fall. View a current listing of park programs and activities on the Today at Valley Forge guide.

Special events and programs are planned throughout the year. Search events by date on our Schedule of Events page.

Did You Know?

Photo of General Washington's Headquarters from the early 20th century

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.