There’s no shortage of historical spots in Montgomery County for sightseeing and learning this summer. Here are four of the coolest sites to visit on your next Montco adventure.

Valley Forge Park at Twilight

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates the site of George Washington and the Continental Army’s winter encampment in 1777-1778. There’s a lot for history buffs to explore, including the home used by General Washington as his headquarters and the Muhlenberg Brigade huts, to see what soldier living conditions were like during the encampment. The park contains more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, including the 6.6-mile Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, which connects the key historic sites in the park.

Washington Memorial Chapel

Washington Memorial Chapel

The Chapel was erected as a tribute to George Washington and the entire Continental Army, but it is also an active congregation. Though independent of the park, the chapel grounds are completely surrounded by Valley Forge Park. The impressive interior is accented by beautiful stained glass windows and sculptures. Another highlight is the National Patriots Bell Tower, which houses a traditional 58-bell carillon that serenades visitors. While there, don’t forget to check out the Cabin Shop for gifts and other souvenirs.

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Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor is a historic home located in Pottstown. It was built in 1752 by John Potts, an ironmaster and founder of Pottstown. Although only four acres of the original property remain today, none of the charm has been lost. The mansion has been restored to recreate the lifestyle of the Potts Family. Guided turs and other events are offered throughout the year. Check out their website for more.

Peter Wentz Farmstead

Peter Wentz Farmstead

Peter Wentz Farmstead is a historical farm and home located in Worcester. It once served as Washington's Headquarters on two separate visits during October 1777. It was here that plans were made for the Battle of Germantown and here where the Army made camp after. Today, the farmhouse has been restored and furnished to its appearance during the Revolution and is now dedicated to telling the history of early American life. Free guided tours and events are offered year-round.

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