Event Details

Date & Time
Every 1st Saturday of every month. from 02/04/2017 to 04/01/2017
Fee Information
Free
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Join the Continental Army

Note: The January 7th program has been cancelled due to forecasted weather conditions.

Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington's soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.

 
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the series of four Saturday training sessions in order to advance in skills and be promoted within the ranks of the Continental Army. Topics covered will be different each month and build upon the previous sessions. Children must be at least seven years old to participate in the Continental Army program. Children who cannot participate in the full four-part series are welcome to participate on any of the four Saturdays in the Army Essentials program during which they will learn the basic drills and commands of the Continental Army. 
 
Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month from January through April*

Programs begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. to "muster", or sign in.

No reservations necessary. Weather dependent, activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.


Location:
Visitor Center | Map

Fee Information:
Free

Contact Name:
Michael DiPaolo

Contact Email:
e-mail us

Contact Phone Number:
610-783-1037

Tags: Kids program, Continental Army, drill, valley forge national historical park, Education, marching

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone:

(610) 783-1000

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