• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Things To Do

Programs and Events

Ranger Programs & Guided Tours
All programs are weather and staff dependent.

Ranger-led Walks
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.

Living History
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.

Trolley Tours
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.

Landscapes and Structures Photography Program
Saturdays, October 18 - November 22
Take a photographic look at the history and beauty of Valley Forge National Historical Park. The fall series will focus on foliage and meet at a variety of lesser known areas of the park. Join Ranger Jeff and each Saturday and explore the history and the art that is Valley Forge. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to attend and participants are encouraged to bring their photography device of choice (camera, tablet, cell phone, etc). Details >>

Bird Walks
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.

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.

Storytelling Benches
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.

Railroad Day
Saturday, November 1
Join park staff and members of Operation Lifesaver and the Reading Company Technical &Historical Society to share the history of railroad transportation in America and its impacts to early tourism to Valley Forge State Park and more. Details >>

Veterans Day

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. Details >>

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?

fall hut

None of the original soldier huts remain. The huts that you see in the park today are reproductions based on the model that General Washington wanted the soldiers to follow. Despite a lack of tools and the relative haste in which they were built, most served as decent shelters for the troops.