Where History Marches off the Page

Historic sites abound in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and few places in the U.S. offer a more storied landscape for history buffs.

Valley Forge National Historical Park is, of course, the must-see attraction. Despite its beauty today, the site marks a solemn chapter in American history, when General George Washington lost more than 2,000 soldiers to the elements, hunger and disease but also forged a Continental Army of unprecedented will and perseverance.

But there is more to Montgomery County's history than Valley Forge. Visitors can also tour historic properties like Pottsgrove Manor, Pennypacker Mills and Peter Wentz Farmstead; see the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Beth Sholom Synagogue; admire the gothic architecture of the Bryn Athyn Historic District; or tour one of the area's many other attractions with historic appeal.

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Bryn Athyn Historic District

  • 1001 Cathedral Rd Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
  • P: (215) 947-2004

The National Historic Landmark District near Philadelphia offers spectacular architecture and gar...more

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Colebrookdale Railroad

  • 43 Chestnut Street Boyertown, PA 19512
  • P: (610) 367-0200
A forgotten Civil War relic lost in the deep woods of the Secret Valley, the Colebrookdale Railroad ...more
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DuPortail House

  • 297 Adams Dr Chesterbrook, PA 19087
  • P: (610) 644-4840
Historic 1740s farmhouse in a pastoral three-acre setting next to Valley Forge National Historical P...more
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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

  • 2027 Fairmount Ave Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • P: 215.236.3300
One of the most famous prisons in the world, this National Historic Landmark was the model for 300 p...more
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Five Saints Distilling

  • 129 E. Main Street Norristown, PA 19401
  • P: (610) 304-3081
Unique micro-distillery in historic Humane Fire Engine Co#1 commissioned 1888. Firehouse distillery...more
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Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

  • 1601 Valley Forge Rd Phoenixville, PA 19460
Medal of Honor Grove, Campus of Freedoms Foundation. Stroll through 52 acres of natural woodland, a...more
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Graeme Park

  • 859 County Line Road Horsham, PA 19044
  • P: (215) 343-0965
Graeme Park is a National Historic Landmark and the only surviving home of one of Pennsylvania's col...more
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Highlands Mansion & Gardens

  • 7001 Sheaff Ln Fort Washington, PA 19034
  • P: 215.641.2687
The Highlands features a late Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden enclosed by massive stone ...more
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Historic Waynesborough

  • 2049 Waynesborough Rd Paoli, PA 19301
  • P: 610.647.1779
18th century mansion, home of Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne....more
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