Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge

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At Valley Forge National Historical Park, see the place where George Washington's army set up a military camp to fight the Revolutionary War in the winter of 1777. Walk around or hop on a trolley around the grounds, where you'll see reconstructed log cabins and outdoor baking ovens, as well as many statues and memorials, including an impressive arch. The park also features a museum and a colonial house that served as Washington's headquarters. Rangers stationed all over the park will provide information on every attraction. In addition to history, you can go hiking, watch wildlife, and admire the scenery. With our world travel planner, Valley Forge attractions like Valley Forge National Historical Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I purchased the CD car audio tour and it was excellent. The audio recording takes you through each landmark at your own pace and gives you detailed history of each site. Be sure your vehicle has a CD ...  more »
  • We randomly decided to come here after a day touring Philadelphia. The Welcome Center is undergoing construction, but it didn’t hinder our visit. You can drive through and see the major sites at the e...  more »
  • The price is right! A short drive from my house and I am in a place where i regularly see all kinds of neat wildlife and beautiful vistas. I go at sunrise almost every day so i pretty much have the pl...  more »
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  • Tons of fun!! Huge area so bring your walking shoes. We rented bikes which is fun but takes alot out of you!!Bike rental cost 30 per day or 17$ for 2 hrs . The bikes where at the visitor center and the gentleman that rented out the bikes with very nice. After a few hours of bike riding we returned a bikes. Then we went and drove the parks by car. Very good day and nice part there is no entry fee to any of the parks or to park. If you are in the area it is definitely worth checking out.
  • The park is always one of my favorite places. I have been coming here for years. There is a sense of history that I don't feel any where else. There are miles of walking trails. The visitor center is lovely. But the chapel is a must visit. I have spent many hours sitting in the chapel in the peace and quiet.
  • A pleasant walk around this historical park was a really great day with the family. There is not the MOST to see, but it is still nice and has lovely trees. Really the best one in the area and has some nice open fields to get away from the crowds. Historical landmark that you wouldn't want to miss if you are in the area.
  • A history lover must. Looks like the main Visitor Center is mid overhaul. The temporary one isn't much in the way of exhibits but be sure to stop by and see the movie. It gives a great explanation of the parks significance and puts the rest of the stops into perspective. The 10 mile driving tour was so so but the lack of signage made it a little confusing to follow. Probably a good place to spend the day other times of the year but in the cold weather, a good 2hr adventure with lots of trips back to the car to get warm! We certainly left with a full appreciation of Gen Washington and those poor soldiers!!!
  • A must see for history interested people. The self guided car tour was easy enough with a map and the frequent signs on the roads. There were plenty of places to stop/park along the way. We took our time and stayed in the park all day and could have spent even more time looking, reading, and learning!
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