Determined to Persevere

Valley Forge is the encampment site of the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-1778. The park features 3,500 acres of meadows, woodlands, and monuments commemorating the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honoring the power of people to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

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What Happened at Valley Forge

Learn about the history and significance of Valley Forge.

Tired-looking Revolutionary War soldiers hold muskets against their shoulders and march through mud
Marching to Valley Forge for the Winter

The ill-supplied Continental Army marched into Valley Forge on December 19, 1777 after a tough season of campaigning against the British.

A revolutionary war soldier stands over a fire. March-In of the Continental Army
March-In Commemoration 2023

Save the date! The commemoration of the arrival of the Continental Army to Valley Forge will take place on the evening of December 19, 2023.

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Tour the Encampment

There are many ways to experience the Valley Forge encampment!

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For School Teachers

Plan a field trip to Valley Forge and learn more about school programs.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Learn how you can become a Junior Ranger at Valley Forge.

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Take a Weekend Trolley Tour

90-minute trolley tours leave from the visitor center daily. See times and reserve your tickets today.

a graphic with text that reads Determined to Persevere, The Valley Forge Encampment
Watch the Park Orientation Film

The 19-minute film is screened daily on the hour and the half-hour from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM in the park theater.

graphic crest with paddles, bicycle, and shoe. 78 Mile Challenge 2023
Take the '78 Mile Challenge

Walk, run, bike, or paddle 78 miles at Valley Forge between April and October 2023 to take the '78 Mile Challenge and earn a fun prize!

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We have an app for that

Download the NPS app for your next visit to Valley Forge!

Last updated: December 1, 2023

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1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406


610 783-1000

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