The bronze statue at Valley Forge National Historical Park of Frederick Augustus Henry Ferdinand, or the Baron von Steuben, calmly and imposingly overlooks the Grand Parade. Located off of Route 23, the Steuben statue seems to inspect soldiers while they drill. His daunting presence comes in part from the important role he played in the American Revolution, particularly Valley Forge, but also because in statue form the General stands 8 ½ feet tall, and is mounted 6 feet 8 inches in the air on a granite pedestal. Despite its larger than life appearance, the statue is very realistic, simple yet elegant, and detailed without being ornate.
Last updated: April 13, 2016