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We are commemorating the 243rd anniversary of the arrival of the weary Continental Army to Valley Forge with a whole week of featured activities and videos like this one!
A Farming Community
When the soldiers and followers of the Continental Army arrived at Valley Forge in December 1777, they encamped on already-inhabited land. A Welsh-Quaker farming community of about eighteen families resided at Valley Forge at the time.
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The story of the Indigenous Peoples and European colonists who lived in the Valley Forge area before the arrival of the Continental Army, the impact of the encampment on the people and the environment, and what happened after the army left.
Last updated: April 20, 2021