• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Things To Know Before You Come

Current Conditions

An informed visit to Valley Forge will make for a more enjoyable experience. The park has a number of ongoing projects that may impact your visit. Any weather related closures or closures caused by construction projects will be listed under current conditions.


Laws and Policies

Before you visit Valley Forge National Historical Park, please become familiar with park laws and policies. These regulations not only protect our visitors, but also the many cultural and natural resources in the park.

Special Use Permits
Gatherings and commercial activities in National Parks often require a special use permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests. Find out if your event/project requires a special use permit.

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...