Revolutionary War Symposium

close-up of hands of African Soldier holding musket

Join us for a unique and captivating look at the life and culture of the Revolutionary War soldier. This very special series of presentations is aimed at historians, students, historic site staff, teachers, volunteers, re-enactors and all others with an interest in America's past. The program brings together some of the nation's leading Revolutionary War authorities to discuss various aspects of the conflict including artifacts, campaigns, and army life.

A reception on Friday evening opens the weekend. Three sessions are offered on Saturday followed by the Bruce Baky Memorial Lecture presented by Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author, Dr. Alan Taylor. Two sessions are offered Sunday followed by interpretive programs and a book signing at Valley Forge National Historical Park.



Register online, or walk-in registrations are also welcome.

Registration Fee

$150 includes all events and sessions, buffet lunch, Sutlers Market and two evening receptions.

***One day registrations are now available for Saturday only. Saturday only registration is $100 and includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and the Saturday evening reception.***

How to Register

Register for sessions and pay on-line at


Please contact Rich Dougert, The Friends of Valley Forge Park at 610.783.5394 or

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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