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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  • This national park is quite beautiful place to visit in summer and Fall Season. It is near to Philadelphia City and Septa Bus 125 / 99(from Norristown) can drop people at National Park. It has several...  more »
  • Visiting Valley Forge was our first stop on our vacation and we were surprised at just how huge this Park is and how well-used it is by locals. We saw families riding bikes together, groups walking tr...  more »
  • Great place to walk or run on a nice day. Trails are great with historical stops and info along the way.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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