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 monuments, meadows, and woodlands 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.

illustrated lantern and tents March-In of the Continental Army December 17, 2011, 11 AM to 6 PM

March-In Commemoration 2022

Commemorate the 245th anniversary of the arrival of the Continental Army with hands-on activities and programming at the park.

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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.

Painting of George Washington and soldiers in a snowy forest

What Happened at Valley Forge

Learn about the history and significance of Valley Forge.

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Become a Junior Ranger

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

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Writing at Valley Forge

Learn the role that diaries and journals played during the Valley Forge encampment.

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Take a Weekend Trolley Tour

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

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Walk, Run, Bike, or Paddle

Walk, run, bike, or paddle 78 miles at Valley Forge between April and October 2022 to take the '78 Mile Challenge and earn a fun prize!

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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.

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We have an app for that

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

Last updated: November 10, 2022

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1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia , PA 19406


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