Fall Campfire Program - Prisoners of War

Valley Forge National Historical Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 40.100922, -75.448179

Conway's Brigade is located a short walk from the Von Steuben Statue parking lot.

Dates & Times


Saturday, October 29, 2022


7:00 PM


1 hour

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program


October 29 – Prisoners of War

Both American and British forces struggled to figure out what to do with captured soldiers and sailors throughout the American Revolution. Many were sent to the infamous HMS Jersey, the Newgate Prison, or to Camp Security. Learn what happened to these soldiers and sailors when they arrived.

Fall campfire programs take place at 7 PM on selected Saturdays in the fall at Conway's Brigade. This program (originally scheduled October 1) has been rescheduled for October 29.

Join a park ranger for an interactive evening by the campfire as we discuss unique
stories of Valley Forge and the American Revolution. The programs are located at Conway’s Brigade, and run for about an hour. Topics vary.

Accessible from PA Route 23. Park at the Von Steuben Statue parking lot or the
Varnum’s Picnic Area parking lot, then walk down the historic trace road to Conway’s Brigade.

Bring a flashlight, a blanket, and a jacket.

The program will be canceled in the event of rain, call 610-783-1099 before 5 PM to check on the status of the program.

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