Tour the Encampment

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 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.

2018 Trolley Schedule:
March 24 & 25: “Warm-up weekend” (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
March 31 - June 3: Weekends only (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
March 30 & May 28: Good Friday and Memorial Day (11 am, 1 pm, 3pm)
June 4 - June 22: Daily (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
June 23 - August 19: Daily (10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm)
August 20 - Sept 3: Daily (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Sept 8 – Oct 28: Weekends only (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Oct 8: Columbus Day (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Nov 3 - Nov 18: Weekends only *WEATHER PERMITTING* (12 pm, 2 pm)
Nov 23 – Nov 25: Thanksgiving weekend (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)
Dec 26 - Dec 31: Christmas week (11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm)

Prices:
$17.50 – Adults
$14.50 – Students, seniors (62 & over), military
$9.00 – children (11 & under)

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 2 wheels, The Encampment Store offers bike rentals and tours starting on March 31, 2018, weather permitting.

Bicycle Rentals
To rent bicycles, please call 610-783-1074 to make reservations, or visit the Bike Rental Shop at the Visitor Center lower parking lot.
March 31 – June 10
Saturday & Sunday (and Memorial Day), 9 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)
June 11 – August 26
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)
Sunday & Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm (weather permitting)
September 1 – October 28
Sunday & Saturday (and Labor Day), 9 am – 5 pm (weather permitting)

Bike Rental Rates
$15 up to 2 hours / $10 for kids bike / $20 performance bike
(includes helmet and bike lock)
$25 for the day / $15 for kids bikes / $30 performance bike (includes helmet and bike lock)

Private Bicycle Tours
Your guide will meet you at the Visitor Center lower parking lot and lead you on a 5-mile ride. To purchase tickets, visit the Bike Rental Shop at the Visitor Center lower 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 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
  • Includes stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, National Memorial Arch, Artillery Park, and the Grand Parade
3 Hour/7-Mile Tour Route - 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.
  • Includes stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts, National Memorial Arch, Artillery Park, the Grand Parade, and Washington’s Headquarters

Last updated: February 7, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone:

(610) 783-1000

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