Event Details

Special Event
Valley Forge National Historical Park


Fee: Free.


Valley Forge NHP

Dates & Times


Wednesday, December 19, 2018


6:00 PM


2 hours

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program
Children’s Program
Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Guided Tour
Living History
Volunteer Event



The General ardently wishes, it were now in his power, to conduct the troops into the best winter quarters—But where are these to be found? ~ General Orders, 17 December 1777
This annual event commemorates the arrival of General George Washington’s ill-supplied Continental Army at Valley Forge, in order to establish a winter encampment. Come meet His Excellency in person on December 19!
Join us and experience an evening of festivities at Valley Forge. Take a candlelit walk to the Muhlenberg Brigade huts, encounter reenactors at a living Continental camp, meet George Washington, and enjoy eighteenth-century music!
We recommend that visitors wear sturdy shoes, and prepare for variable weather conditions. Due to limited parking, we encourage carpooling.
This event is weather dependent.
Check the park website, Facebook, or call (610) 783-1099 for cancellation notices.
You can also stay informed of closures and emergency information by signing up for the park's text alert system.  To sign up, text VFPARK to 888777, or create an account on Nixle.com.

Reservation or Registration: No