Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge

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Must see · Battlefield · National Park
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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  • What a glorious location for a family to visit! History (our history) is front & center here. Baron Von Steuben's statue overlooks the parade ground where he initiated the roll of today's Drill...  more »
  • This is a vast park with lots of different settings and views to it. It's a great place for taking a walk or a hike. There are picnic areas scattered throughout the park. For those who like...  more »
  • Good reminders about some of the American history lessons that my generation was taught in school... And that has likely been overlooked for the younger generations. Having a visual image enhances...  more »
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  • It’s a great place! I have been there quite a few times. Every time I go there it feels great. The atmosphere, the landscape around make it more relaxing and enjoyable. If you stay nearby, it’s a great place to do your daily workout-running, jogging or other freehand exercise. I love the place and will definitely visit again soon.
  • Amazing park! I didn't expect it to be so big! But I was so amazed with everything! The tour included such great scenery. I even had a picnic here. Overall I spent a whole day there and still didn't see everything! I would totally recommend to anyone in the area. It's free to get in and park and even free to check out where George Washington stayed. Can't wait to go back
  • We decided to take the Trolley tour as my mother has mobility issues. The guide was very knowledgeable and wasn't stumped by any of the questions that were thrown at him. The park is beautifully maintained. I believe that my favorite place was the church. If you have children, there's a nice Junior Ranger booklet. It kept my grandson interested while we toured. The visitor center is closed for renovation, however, there is a nice temporary center in place until the renovations are complete.
  • Beautiful, lots to do. Most people walk or bike the paved trail which is really nice, has great historical stops. This time I hiked the mount joy trail which was awesome! There's also tons of great places to picnic, take photos, chill with your dog. And it's also great during any and every season!
  • If you like to hike, bike, run, walk then this is the place to go. I love all the trails and paths. I can't get enough of the history here too. So many cool monuments and things to see. It's an awesome place to just go and have a picnic too. And it's all in our backyard basically. If you haven't been here, you gotta go visit. So much to see

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