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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  • October 4, 2017
    This is an awesome experience. Yes there are trails for hiking, biking, running but the real sense of the place is in its history. The huts that were made for the soldiers and how the place was chosen...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is a National Park that is quite large in size, but can be viewed for the most part by car There are paved trails and roads for walking or biking. They even have bike rentals if you wish to ride ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    You read about this in your elementary school social studies books and here you to see it first hand. On a warm day it's a beautiful place to recall history and give insight that no textbook can give....  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    The CD-based audio tour was very good, especially when you followed the directions. It was timed very well to the recommended 15mph. It contained lots of information nuggets and helped visualize the scenes from the past. The reconstructed buildings were very well done. Washington's headquarters (not a reconstruction), with the ranger on site, was worth the entire trip.
  • June 24, 2017
    This is a fairly large park with several interesting historical exhibits. OK if you're in the area but not worth a long trip. Don't expect much wilderness though, the place feels more like a municipal park. There is a bike path around the whole park and bike rentals available (perhaps seasonally).
  • May 2, 2017
    This was surprisingly great! There are several options to visit the park: walking tour, trolley tour, or walk/bike/drive around on your own. We took the trolley and were not disappointed. Our guide was really great and knowledgeable. He knew the park inside and out, and being able to learn about the creation of the US army in its setting from such a knowledgeable and entertaining man was a true pleasure.
  • July 7, 2017
    There's a great ~6mi paved loop for running plus a bunch of other trails to wander off on. Well maintained bathrooms all over. Lots of spots for parking, great new pedestrian bridge to connect the SRT and the betzwood picnic area (plus another 3mi gravel path along the Schuylkill). Some of the best sunsets in the area. Hard to beat.
  • July 1, 2017
    The land is absolutely beautiful. The gift shop has many books/trinkets related to the area. Upstairs it has a large collection of artifacts from Valley Forge, and were able to explain how difficult the circumstances were. All and all, amazing, beautiful, and educational.

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