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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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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.

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.

The movie, narrated by Laura Linney, 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 park orientation film online

Details

The 19-minute park orientation film begins automatically in the Meeting Room 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 Meeting Room is a triangular glass building next to the Visitor Center at Valley Forge. 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 right.

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.

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Last updated: June 14, 2022