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    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

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    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?

Sketch by Michael Panno of a gracile sabertooth cat, Smilodon gracilis

Port Kennedy Cave, located in what is now Valley Forge NHP, produced one of the most significant assemblages of Pleistocene fossils in North America. 14 plants and 48 animals are represented, including wolverine, Wheatley's ground sloth, long-nosed peccary, Hay's tapir, and lesser short-faced bear. More...