Valley Forge National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as well as Valley Forge.
History and Significance
Learn about the history and significance of Valley Forge.
Explore the park buildings, structures and monuments.
Information on the people who served during the Valley Forge encampment.
The American Revolution Handbook
The Official National Park Service Handbook features essays, photos, and timelines to explore the American Revolution.
Administrative History of Valley Forge
An official National Park Service history of the park by Harlan Unrau.
This timeline of the Revolutionary War (PDF 56.72 KB) includes events from 1763 to 1783.
The British Campaign for Philadelphia and the Occupation of Valley Forge in 1777 (PDF 40.97 KB) explores the Philadelphia Campaign from the British perspective.
For more online references, please visit our Documents and Publications page.
Last updated: August 10, 2019