Nearly 250 years have passed since the Revolutionary War left its mark on Valley Forge and Montgomery County. While there have been a lot of changes over the centuries, there are still many reminders of the past, including restaurants that served both Patriots and Tories during the struggle for American independence.
Black Powder Tavern
Legend holds that the Black Powder Tavern served as a site for George Washington's covert meetings and that it was designated as a secret black powder munitions stash. One thing we know for sure is that Black Powder Tavern is still a gathering place with great food and fine spirits more than 200 years after the encampment.
Savona Restaurant and Bar
Savona Restaurant sits just down the road from the Overhanging Rock, site of a pre-Valley Forge encampment for the Continental Army. At one time, the building served as headquarters for Aaron Burr. Today, the restaurant offers modern cuisine and more than 1,200 wine selections in a historic atmosphere.
Historic General Warren
While most Revolutionary-era sites trace their importance through the Americans, the General Warren (then the Admiral Warren Inne for the French & Indian War hero) was a Tory stronghold where British Loyalists were known to meet. Today the restaurant, which also operates as a bed and breakfast, offers both modern and traditional menu items.
The culinary offerings of Montgomery County have greatly expanded since the days of the Valley Forge encampment. Today you will find everything from fine dining to fast food, 250-year-old taverns to modern restaurants with dishes inspired by the flavors of Asia, Europe and the Americas. No matter your taste, you will find plenty to satisfy you during your visit.