The Encampment Tour (Driving Tour)
Valley Forge has 9 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 ToursEnjoy 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 610-624-5010 for additional tour information and to reserve tickets.
2019 Trolley Schedule:
March 21 & 22: “Warm-up weekend” (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
March 28 - June 7: Weekends only (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
April 10 Good Friday (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
May 25: Memorial Day (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
June 8 - June 26: Daily (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
June 27 - August 16: Daily (10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm)
August 17 - Sept 7: Daily (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Sept 12 - Nov 1: Weekends only (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Oct 12: Columbus Day (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Nov 7 - Nov 22: Weekends only *WEATHER PERMITTING* (12 pm, 2 pm)
Nov 11- Veterans Day (12 pm and 2 pm)
Nov 27 – Nov 29: Thanksgiving weekend (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Dec 26 - Dec 31: Christmas week (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
$17.50 – Adults
$15.50 – Students, seniors (62 & over), military
$9.00 – children (11 & under)
Private ToursOur 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. Tour length is typically one and a half to two and a half hours but can be tailored to your needs. Reservations are required.
Contact The Encampment Store at 610-624-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, availability and fees, and to make your reservation.
Bicycle Tours & RentalsFor those who want to explore Valley Forge on two wheels, The Encampment Store offers bike rentals starting on March 31, 2019, weather permitting. Beginning June 10, private bike tours are available every day that the bike rental stand is open with advanced reservation. Private tours are also available for groups of 10 or more people on days that the bike rental stand is closed.
To rent bicycles, please call 610-551-7870 to make reservations, or visit the Bike Rental Shop at the Visitor Center lower parking lot.
March 30 – June 9
Saturday & Sunday (and Memorial Day), 9 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)
June 10 – August 25
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)
Sunday & Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm (weather permitting)
August 31 – October 27
Sunday & Saturday (and Labor Day), 9 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)
Bike Rental Rates
Up to 2 hours: $17 / $10 for kids bike / $22 performance bike (includes helmet and bike lock)
For the day: $30 / $17 for kids bikes / $35 performance bike (includes helmet and bike lock)
Private Bicycle Tours
Enjoy the Park up close while exploring the history on a private tour. Advanced reservations are required and tours depart from the bike rental stand in the Visitor Center's lower parking lot. For information or reservations, please email email@example.com or call 610-624-5010.
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 5-mile route is hilly.
2 Hour/5-Mile Tour Route - 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
Last updated: January 10, 2020