National Public Lands Day

A group of college students stand around a shiny, polished cannon.
Volunteers from Villanova University stand with their polished cannon on National Public Lands Day 2016.

NPS Photo.

National Public Lands Day takes place the last Saturday in September each year. It is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Come to Valley Forge National Public Lands Day to experience how volunteers help complete important projects throughout the park.

In 2016, 187 participants served 561 hours at Valley Forge National Public Lands Day. They completed 15 projects ranging from cannon painting to whitewashing walls to cleaning historic structures.

The 2017 National Public Lands Day event will be Saturday, September 30th. There will be a kickoff at 9am near the Visitor Center, and service projects will begin by 10am and end by 1pm. Pre-registration will be required for most service projects. To view service projects and pre-register, please click here.

All volunteers on this day will receive a one-day 10% discount to The Encampment Store. For questions, please contact Mr. Khiet Luong, Volunteer and Youth Program Coordinator (610.783.1061 or

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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