Join the Continental Army!

Fee: Free.

Location:

Valley Forge NHP 1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406

Repeating Event

Days:

Every month

Dates:

February 02, 2019 to April 06, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

1 hour and 45 minutes

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Living History

Description

Due to the lapse in funding of the federal government budget, the park is unable to coordinate/plan for the Join the Continental Army program for Saturday, February 2, 2019.  However, we are working to coordinate, plan, and hold the event for the first Saturdays in March and April.  Please check this webpage for updates. 

Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington's soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the series of three Saturday training sessions in order to advance in skills and be promoted within the ranks of the Continental Army.

Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month from February through April.

These events are weather dependent. Please call the Visitor Center at 610-783-1099 to confirm the status of the program.

Activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Programs begin at 11:00 AM at the Visitor Center. Please arrive between 10:00 AM and 10:45 AM to "muster," or sign in.

Contact Information

William Troppman
(610) 783-1099