Special Event

Veterans Day Ceremony and Events

Fee: Free.

Dates & Times


Sunday, November 11, 2018


11:00 AM


4 hours

Type of Event

Bus Tour
Guided Tour
Living History


Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army's legacy and honor all of America's military, past and present, with special events throughout the day.

Commermoration Ceremony  at the National Memorial Arch (tour stop #3)

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

11 a.m.- Ceremony begins with posting of colors and national anthem

11:10 a.m.- Welcoming remarks

11:15 a.m.- Remarks from Pennsylvanian politicians

11:45 a.m.- Guest speaker introduction

12 p.m.- Wreath laying, artillery salute, and moment of silence

12:05 p.m.- Oath of Enlistment given to new recruits

12:15 p.m.- Penn View Brass Band

12:25 p.m.- Retiring of colors 


Other Events:

American Military through the Ages at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (tour stop #2)

12-3 p.m.

Park staff, volunteers, and veterans will present America's military history from the perspectives of a variety of conflicts including the Revolutionary, Civil, and Vietnam Wars.

Trolley Tours

12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Join the Encampment Store guides for the is 90 minute tour starting at the Visitor Center.  All military personnel will receive a 10% discount.

Ranger-led Walking Tours

12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Meet outside of the Visitor Center upper doors and join a ranger for a 40 minute, 1/4 mile walk, to the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.

Artillery Firing Demonstartion at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (tour Stop #2)

3 p.m.

Rangers and volunteers dressed as an 18th-century cannon crew will conduct a firing demonstation and artillery program.

Washington's Headquarters (tour stop #5)

9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Visit the house that George Washington rented during the encampment.  General Washington and his military staff worked, dined, and slept here for 6 months.  Martha Washington, servants, slaves, and various guests were also living  and working in this small house.

Reservation or Registration: No