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Contact: David Rosehill, 610-783-1013
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA –Valley Forge National Historical Park announces summer hours and programming. Beginning June 14, park operating hours will be extended to 6:00 p.m. for the Valley Forge Visitor Center, The Museum Gallery, Washington's Headquarters, Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, and The Encampment Store. The park movie will be screened every half hour between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00p.m.
Park Programs and Tours
Ranger-led walking tours will depart daily from the park theater at 10:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.
Living history demonstrations will be offered daily at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rangers in continental uniform will share the story of the soldiers and camp followers at the Valley Forge encampment.
Children's exploration stations will be available in the Visitor Center and the Education Pavilion daily between 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Families invited to stop by to participate in hands on learning activities with historical props, children's books and crafts.
Ranger talks will be presented daily at Washington's Headquarters at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. giving an overview of Washington's leadership style as Commander-in-Chief.
Trolley tours, bike tours, hiking tours and step-on tour guide service provided by The Encampment Store are available throughout the summer. Call 610-783-1074 for details.
Bird walks with the Friends of Valley Forge the second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. every month at the Artillery Park parking lot.
Lunch and Learn Series: June 17 and 24, July 8, 15 and 22, from 12:00 p.m.to 1:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Valley Forge in the Meeting Room in the Education Center. Bring your lunch and enjoy a presentation about the American Revolution or Valley Forge.
Evening Carillon Concerts: Wednesdays in July and August at 7:30 p.m.
The Washington Memorial Chapel presents their annual summer carillon concert series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, snacks or dinner. The Chapel Cabin Shop will stay open late for refreshments.
Lunch Carillon Concerts: June 19, British Isles. June 26 America.
For the first time ever, the Washington Memorial Chapel is offering a themed lunch and carillon concert. Themed lunch menu and traditional fare are offered at the Chapel Cabin Shop.
Story Telling Benches: June 14-August 16, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join the Once Upon A Nation story tellers at two locations (Visitor Center and Train Station.)
Secrets and Spies: June 13-August 15, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
George Washington needs your help! There's a rumor of a plot to have him kidnapped at Valley Forge. Be the first to enlist and join an American spy network to uncover the traitors on a fun, interactive guided walk.
March Out of the Continental Army: June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Join rangers and volunteers in a reenactment of the soldiers departing the Valley Forge encampment along the same route that the Continental Army traveled. Meet at Artillery Park at 11:00 a.m. The 90-minute walk is 2 miles. Learn about the camp followers, fortifications and entrenchments and Sullivan's Bridge.
Fourth of July Community Picnic: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join Valley Forge staff, volunteers and park partners for a family tradition with great fun, great food and plenty of child friendly activities.
About Valley Forge National Historical Park. Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of George Washington's Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. For more information about the park, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/vafo or call 610-783-1099. Follow Valley Forge on social media: Facebook.com/ValleyForgeNHP, Twitter @ValleyForgeNHP, and Instagram @ValleyForgePark and share your photos and experiences.