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
Special events and programs are planned throughout the year. Download the 2013 Special Events Guide and browse through a full calendar year of events and click on the embedded hotlinks for more information, or search events by date on our Schedule of Events page.
Did You Know?
Valley Forge was Pennsylvania’s first state park, established in 1893. In 1976, the bicentennial year of the Declaration of Independence, the park was transferred to the National Park System as Valley Forge National Historical Park.