Main Park Address
1400 North Outer Line Drive
Directions By Car
The park is conveniently located off of U.S. Route 422. The main entrance to the park, with access to the nearby Visitor Center at Valley Forge, is at the intersection of State Route 23 and North Gulph Road.
Directions By Public Transportation
Public transportation by bus can bring you to the park. Visit the Southeastern Pennyslvania Transport Authority (SEPTA) website for more detailed information.
If you are planning to bring your bicycle on the bus, please read the SEPTA bicycle policies and safety tips.
Directions By Bicycle
The Schuylkill River Trail provides a direct trail connection to the park via Sullivan's Bridge at the Betzwood Picnic Area.
Accessible Parking and Drop Off at the Visitor Center
The main entrance is at ground level and allows easy access to restrooms, The Encampment Store, information desk, and exhibit floor. Eight accessible parking spots are available in front of the main entrance to the visitor center. Passenger drop off and pick up is available.
Bus parking is available at the Lower Visitor Center parking lot and Washington's Headquarters parking lot. Buses may drop off and pick up passengers in front of the visitor center, however all buses must vacate the visitor center drop off area while waiting for passengers. The following areas can be difficult to navigate or buses are prohibited:
For further information on about navigating through the park in a bus, please call the front desk at 610-783-1099.
No Idling Policy
In an effort to improve visitor enjoyment and reduce environmental impact, Valley Forge has implemented a no idling policy for motor vehicles within the park. All motor vehicles that are parked for more than 30 seconds must turn their engines off.
Directions to the Philander Chase Knox Estate from the Visitor Center
The Estate is located on Library Lane at Yellow Springs Road, just beyond the Knox Covered Bridge.
Parking is available in the lot across from Library Lane and on Wilson Rd. which is the next street up from Library Lane. Additional parking is available in the Knox's Quarters Parking Lot.
Walking Directions from Knox's Quarters Parking Lot to Philander Chase Knox Estate
Knox's Quarters Parking Lot: 40.086146, -75.452193
Last updated: September 14, 2021