Place

Redoubt 2

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This reconstructed earthworks fortification is a short walk from Muhlenberg's Brigade.

NPS Photo/G. Purifoy

Quick Facts
Location:
Near Muhlenberg's Brigade
Significance:
The site of one of 5 fortifications built by soldiers during the Valley Forge encampment.
Designation:
Reconstructed earthworks fort

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Redoubt 2 is a reconstruction of one of five different earthworks fortifications built by soldiers during the Valley Forge encampment in order to defend the position from a possible British attack.

This redoubt was constructed strategically on the ridgeline, and provides an unobstructed view of the terrain between Valley Forge and Philadelphia. Had the British attacked from the east, they would have been sighted from this location. 

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Last updated: January 12, 2024