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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  • Our family was travelling between Philadelphia and Hershey and decided to stop. Our sons (8 and 6) enjoyed the junior park ranger program and got a lot from the visit. The rangers were helpful and fri...  more »
  • Start with the film in the visitor center, then drive or bike/walk your way around the park to see the sights of one of the most important encampments from the Revolutionary War. Many locals come here...  more »
  • This was a very nice place to visit. Some of the guides for this time of the year had different stories from the 1700's that added a lot of perspective to the tour. The driving tour was very easy to d...  more »
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  • Very spacious and well maintained. The extensive trails are good for casual or serious biking, jogging or walking. The scenery is not jaw-dropping, but there are still beautiful scenes to behold. Valley Forge was a notable location in the Revolutionary War and the park offers rich sources of historical info for those who are interested.
  • The rangers were very friendly & helpful. Allow enough time to drive the encampment tour. It gives a good feeling of how large the camp was. I could easily imagine the thousands of soldiers who waited here the winter of 1777-1778 before continuing their fight for our freedom.
  • General Washington fought off the Red Coats back in the day, enjoy the massive park, learn or remember how our country got its start! General Jackson has the best sledding hill. Pokemon Go!
  • This park is beautiful. There is a ton of history if that's your thing. Keep in mind this park is huge. Come with a plan, don't wander around all willy nilly because you will get lost. The Arch is gorgeous and moving. The soldiers bunkers are pretty cool too. If you go off the paved path into the wooded areas you can see the trenches and behind many of the fences are graves of wartime soldiers. If you aren't into all that, it is a great place to walk, ride horses, ride your bike and it's pet friendly. There are picnic tables around if you'd like to pack a lunch as well as water fountains and restrooms.
  • Great park with lots of history. All very well explained and maintained. But this is really not a walking park. It is so big, you really need to drive and stop. We used the online self-guided tour while driving it. My only complaint is some might find it a bit dry. Need more detail or fun facts for kids. Bring your own info to add to the tour.
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