Thing to Do

Watch the Park Orientation Film

Text reads Determined to Persevere: The Valley Forge Encampment
The orientation film is 19 minutes long and was filmed in 2018 and 2019.

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Screened daily on the hour and the half-hour

The 19-minute park orientation film Determined to Persevere: The Valley Forge Encampment is shown daily on the hour and the half-hour in the Theater at Valley Forge. The first screening is at 9:30 AM and the final screening is at 4:30 PM.

The theater is a separate building from the visitor center

From the first floor of the visitor center, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor, exit the double doors and turn left. Follow signs for the park film and enter the park theater.

About the film

Narrated by Laura Linney, Determined to Persevere tells the story of the winter 1777-1778 encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge, and was filmed on location in 2018 and 2019.

If you are unable to attend a screening of the orientation film during a visit to the park, you can always watch it online.

Watch the short films

4 short films are screened each hour between screenings of the 19-minute orientation film. Learn more here.

Details

The 19-minute park orientation film begins automatically in the Theater at Valley Forge on the hour and the half-hour, beginning at 9:30 AM. The final screening each day is at 4:30 PM. 

All ages welcome, but minors must be with an adult parent or guardian.

Pets are welcome on-leash outside, but are not allowed inside park buildings.

There are no fees to visit Valley Forge!

The Theater at Valley Forge is a large barn-like building located between the Visitor Center at Valley Forge and Administration building. From the first floor of the visitor center, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor, proceed out through the double doors and turn left.

Accessibility Information

The park orientation film provides on-screen text captions.

An audio-described version of the film is available online at go.nps.gov/valleyforgevideo.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

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Duration:
19 minutes, 11 seconds

The visitor orientation film at Valley Forge National Historical Park. This 19-minute film tells the story of the winter 1777-1778 encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Filmed in 2018 and 2019.

Learn more about Valley Forge history

Last updated: October 27, 2022