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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. Before you head to Valley Forge, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Valley Forge itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Valley Forge has to offer, including Valley Forge National Historical Park.
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  • What a great experience and fabulous tour. Our Guide, Mary Kay had over 20 years experience as a school history teacher and was extremely engaging. The tour starts from the Visitor Center and lasts ab...  more »
  • Ever since my son was young, we walked throughout Valley Forge. Wayne Woods was one of his favorites. Jack in the Pulpit and trillium flowers were abound. Many times we'd see horses and model airplane...  more »
  • You've come all this way; you Got T Take the Tour Trolly! The exceptional 'history nerd' Park Guides are expert story tellers skilled at drawing you into what the inexperienced Continental Army soldie...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful open-trail hiking as well as a few trails that go through the woods. Lots of historic sites and plaques to see and ready. Just a fun place to visit in general and great for outdoor activity and exercise. Both family and dog friendly.
  • Such a beautiful and historical place to walk or run. A nice walking path that loops for about 5.5-6 miles, though minimal shade, so wear sunscreen in summer! And many historical monuments to view along the way! Also guided bus tours and you can rent bicycles.
  • Valley Forge National Park is a beautiful, historical landmark. Time spent here is educational and relaxing. Learn about our history and enjoy nature. Go for a bicycle ride, horseback, picinic, or just walk. Alone or with friends and family, you are sure to enjoy all the park has to offer.
  • The basic history behind Valley Forge should be well known to anyone born in the United States. Well maintained for the most part, and lots of areas to explore. Much of the park is one way roads, so please pay attention. Parking areas are available at or very near each of the display areas.