Encampment Tour Stops

Visitor Center (Tour Stop 1)

Eight accessible parking spaces are located in front of the Visitor Center doors. The museum gallery and exhibits, restrooms, and Encampment Store are located on the ground level. A wheelchair is available on request (first come, first served).

The Theater is a separate building located near the Visitor Center. To access, take the elevator in the Visitor Center to the second floor, exit the upper doors and turn left. Proceed along the paved pathway to the accessible ramp and automatic doors located on the left side of the building. The 19-minute orientation film is Closed Captioned and Audio Description is available.

Muhlenberg's Brigade (Tour Stop 2)

The huts at Muhlenberg’s Brigade are viewable from a vehicle and via a paved trail. There is no hard surface connection between the paved drop-off and the trail nor between the trail and the huts.

National Memorial Arch (Tour Stop 3)

The National Memorial Arch is viewable from a vehicle on Gulph Road.

Anthony Wayne Statue (Tour Stop 4)

The Anthony Wayne Statue is viewable from the paved drive surrounding it.

Washington's Headquarters (Tour Stop 5)

The Washington's Headquarters area, including the Valley Forge Train Station is accessible from the parking area via a paved ramp, and paved paths lead to each building. At the headquarters itself, the kitchen is accessible. Four steps lead to the main section of the building. A binder with photographs of the interiors of the building is available. The public restrooms near the parking area are accessible.

Redoubt 3 (Tour Stop 6)

Redoubt 3 is accessible from the pedestrian platform adjacent to the parking area. The platform overlooks the earthworks of the redoubt.

Artillery Park (Tour Stop 7)

The cannons of Artillery Park are viewable from the accessible parking space near the restroom in the Artillery Park parking lot.

Von Steuben Statue (Tour Stop 8)

The General von Steuben Statue is accessible from the parking area via the paved walkway and ramp.

Washington Memorial Chapel and Patriots of African Descent Monument (Tour Stop 9)

The Washington Memorial Chapel is accessible via a ramped entrance at the cloisters. There is no automatic door opener for that set of double doors nor is it marked.

The Patriots of African Descent monument is accessible via the crosswalk across Rt. 23 and the paved Joseph Plumb Martin trail.

Trails and Picnic Areas

  • All field restrooms throughout the park are wheelchair accessible.

  • Accessible picnic tables are available at the Betzwood Picnic Area and at the Visitor Center.

  • The five-mile loop section of the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, as well as the spur sections to Knox's Quarters and Washington's Headquarters, are paved. Some areas include steep slopes. There are no handrails.

  • The portion of the Schuylkill River Trail that runs through the park is paved and contains no steep areas.

  • The River Trail (Betzwood Picnic Area to Pawlings Road) is surfaced with packed fine gravel and contains no steep areas.

Last updated: July 4, 2023

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