Tour the Encampment

The Encampment Tour (Driving Tour)

Valley Forge has nine major tour stops that follow the 10-mile Encampment Tour Route. This self-guided driving tour can take anywhere from 20 minutes to upwards of 2 hours depending on how often you stop. The tour takes you past some of the most scenic views of the park and to many historic monuments and sites. Follow the red line on the park map and the green and yellow signs (right). A 60-minute CD audio tour is available for purchase in The Encampment Store and online.

Cell Phone Tours
Listen to Valley Forge's many stories come to life 24/7 from the convenience of your own cell phone by calling 484-396-1018. The tour is free, but you will use your own cell phone service and minutes. Download the tour directory or pick one up at the Visitor Center. También disponible en español en 484-396-1015.
 

Trolley Tours

Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of Valley Forge. Tours depart from the front of the Visitor Center and make extended stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts and Washington's Headquarters. Trolley Tours are ADA accessible. Accessibility information >>

Call The Encampment Store at 610-783-1074 for additional tour information and to reserve tickets.

Tour Fees:
Adults: $17.50
Students, seniors (62 and over), and military: $14.50
Children (11 & under): $9.00

Tour Dates 2017:
March 18 & March 19 (Warm-Up Weekend)

Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
March 25 - June 4
Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
June 5 - June 23
Daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
June 24 - August 13
Daily at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
August 14 - September 4
Daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
September 9 - October 29
Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
November 4 - November 19 *Weather Permitting*
Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Special Dates 2017:
Friday April 14th (Good Friday) at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Monday May 29th (Memorial Day) at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Monday October 9th (Columbus Day) at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Monday May 29th (Memorial Day) at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
November 24 - 26 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
December 26 - December 31 (Holiday Week)
Tuesday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

Private Tours

Our official National Park Service-trained tour guides will board your bus or personal vehicle and lead your group through an enlightening and entertaining tour of the park. Tours last approximately two and a half hours. Reservations are required.

Contact The Encampment Store at 610-783-1074 or info@encampmentstore.org for more information, availability and fees, and to make your reservation.

 

Bicycle Tours & Rentals

For those who want to explore Valley Forge on two wheels, The Encampment Store offers bike tours every Saturday starting on May 27, 2017 and ending on September 2, 2017. Your guide meet you at the Visitor Center parking lot and lead you on a 5 mile ride. During your 2 hour tour, there will be stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, The National Memorial Arch, Artillery Park and the Grand Parade. To purchase tickets, visit the Bike Rental Shop at the Visitor Center parking lot or call 610-551-7870 to make reservations.

Notes: There is an age restriction for the tour, it is designed for riders 12 years old and older. Also, please be aware that the five mile route is hilly.

Bike Tour Dates
May 27- September 2: Saturdays at 10:30am
May 28 and May 29: 10:30am

Bike Tour Prices
Adults: $25 including bike rentals, $17.50 without bike rentals
Ages 12-17: $15 including bike rentals, $10.00 without bike rentals

Bike Rentals Only
$15 up to 2 hours / $10 for kids bikes (includes helmet and bike lock)
$25 for the day / $15 for kids bikes (includes helmet and bike lock)

Bike Rentals Schedule (Weather Permitting)
June 3 – September 4
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday & Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm

September 9 – October 29
Sunday & Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Private Bicycle Tours

The Encampment Store offers private bike tour services. Prices and routes are listed below. If you are interested, please call 610-783-1074 to make reservations.

  • 2 Hour/5 Mile Tour Route. Includes stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, National Memorial Arch, Artillery Park and the Grand Parade.
  • Prices for 2 Hour/5 Mile Tour Prices. Groups under 10 people: $30 per person (includes rental), 4 person minimum. Groups of 10 or more (25 max per guide): $150 per guide + $15 per bike
  • 3 Hour/7 Mile Tour Route. Includes stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, National Memorial Arch, Artillery Park, the Grand Parade and Washington’s Headquarters.
  • 3 Hour/7 Mile Tour Prices. Groups under 10 people: $45 per person (includes rental), 4 person minimum Groups of 10 or more (25 max per guide): $200 per guide + $25 per bike

Last updated: October 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone:

(610) 783-1000

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