Special Event


Join the Continental Army

Valley Forge National Historical Park



Dates & Times


Saturday, March 7, 2020


10:00 AM


2 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Living History

Please arrive between 10:00 AM and 10:45 AM to "muster," or sign in. Program (training) begins at 11:00 AM at the Visitor Center.


February 1st, 2020 at 11 AM
March 7th, 2020 at 11 AM
April 4th, 2020 at 11 AM

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

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.

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: No