Ranger Programs

Walking Tours

March to Valley Forge
This free, ranger-guided walk (1/4 mile) explores the Valley Forge winter encampment and its impact on the American Revolution. A living history program will take place at the huts following the walk.

Schedule

  • April 1 through June 18 weekends at 10:50 am and 2:50 pm
  • June 19 through Labor Day daily at 10:50 am, and 2:50 pm
  • September 8 through October 28 weekends at 10:50 am and 2:50 pm
History Hike

Join a park ranger on a three-mile guided hiking program that explores some of the park's trails and historic sites. Come learn about the history of the Valley Forge encampment and how Continental soldiers lived off these landscapes and nearby resources. All programs last about two hours and begin and end at the Artillery Park (Tour Stop #7).

Schedule

Saturday August 18 at 10:00 am
Sunday August 19 at 2:00 pm

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Living History

Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (Encampment Tour Stop #2)
Meet a Continental soldier and experience a day in the life at the Valley Forge encampment, includes historic weapons demonstrations (weather and staff permitting).

Schedule

  • January 7 through June 18. Weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • June 19 through Labor Day. Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • September 8 through December 31. Weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During the summer, ranger-led talks are offered at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, plus a brief ranger-led talk for all Trolley Tours. In the late summer, fall, winter and spring ranger-led talks are offered at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.

"Muhlenberg Days" (Encampment Tour Stop #2)
Join Living History staff and volunteers at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts to experience camp life through interactive activities and special demonstration such as cooking and bread baking. These demonstrations provide an up-close and personal understanding of the experiences and hardships of the encampment. For more information: https://go.nps.gov/MuhlenbergDays2017

Schedule

May 19, 2018: CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
June 16, 2018
July 4, 2018
July 14, 2018
August 4, 2018: CANCELLED
September 8, 2018: CANCELLED
 

Washington's Headquarters and Train Station

Tour the home of General Washington and his staff during the encampment. Explore the Train Station museum and exhibits, located adjacent to Washington's Headquarters.

Schedule
  • January 2 - April 14. Weekends only 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • April 15 - June 18. Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • June 19 - August 19. Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • August 20 - December 31. Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

Artillery Demonstrations

Join rangers and volunteers for live cannon and musket firing demonstrations.

Schedule

  • Labor Day, Monday September 3rd, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM at Muhlenberg Brigade (Encampment Tour Stop #2)
  • Veteran's Day, November 11th, single firing at 3:00 PM at Muhlenberg Brigade (Encampment Tour Stop #2)

Last updated: September 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone:

(610) 783-1000

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