Your Complete Guide to Experiencing Fall at Valley Forge National Historical Park

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Introduction:

When I first came to the Valley Forge National Historical Park, I had no idea what there is to do, what there is to see, nor what to expect. After spending some time covering the trails, exploring the sights, meeting the volunteers, encampment store workers, and park rangers I came to one conclusion; this park rocks! (Get it, rocks.. trails.. grass.. haha). This is a blog dedicated to everything the Valley Forge National Historical Park has to offer. I love coming to the park every season because every season gives the park the opportunity to present itself in different colors with different activities.

October 2019:

October is not only the spookiest month of the year but also the most fun month the year might I add! There are so many things to do in October besides the usual candy splurging Halloween festivities. It is wonderful to be outside and not sweat in the blazing hot sun or freeze in the cloudy snow, it just the right amount of cold breeze! As the weather is getting cooler in October, the fun in the Valley Forge National Historical Park is just starting to warm up.

Fall Campfire

10/05/2019, 10/12/2019, 10/19/2019, 10/26/2019

7 pm – 8 pm

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With events like the Fall Campfire Programs and Homeschool Day taking place, the fun never stops. What is the Fall Campfire Programs, you might ask? This evening event takes place on four different occasions in October and one occasion in November. There are four different main topics to discuss on each of the days in October. Joining a National Park Ranger for an interactive evening by the campfire discussing unique stories of the Valley Forge and the National Park Services. The first day of the event, on October 5th consists of a discussion with Park Ranger Russel about the crime and punishment in the Continental Army. The second day of the event is on October 12th, the conversations taking place on that day with Park Ranger Bill are focused on a few of General Washington’s Patriot Chaplains of the American Revolution. October 19th is the third day of the event which will have stirred conversation about military operations during the Valley Forge Encampment in the Winter with Park Ranger Dave. The fourth day of the program on October 26th, is all about looking at the natural history of Valley Forge and how man has impacted it throughout the years with Park Ranger Beth. What better way to become more enlightened on a Saturday night?

Homeschool Day

10/09/2019

9 am – 2 pm

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There are so many fun things to do for kids in the VFNHP, one of the things to do is attend an event called Homeschool Day! Homeschool Day took place this year on October 9th and the event took place from 9am to 2pm. Every year, twice a year the park hosts this program to educate kids and adults about different topics with different presenters in a fun manner. The presenters included this year included; Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Pottsgrove Manor, Chester County Parks, Every Kid Outdoors, Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Valley Forge Park Alliance, and of course the Valley Forge National Historical Park employees and volunteers!

Besides attending events, this is a wonderful time to watch the Autumn leaves change color and to breathe in the crisp air while riding your bike on the paved trail.

 

 

Fall Campfire

10/05/2019, 10/12/2019, 10/19/2019, 10/26/2019

7 pm – 8 pm

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With events like the Fall Campfire Programs and Homeschool Day taking place, the fun never stops. What is the Fall Campfire Programs, you might ask? This evening event takes place on four different occasions in October and one occasion in November. There are four different main topics to discuss on each of the days in October. Joining a National Park Ranger for an interactive evening by the campfire discussing unique stories of the Valley Forge and the National Park Services. The first day of the event, on October 5th consists of a discussion with Park Ranger Russel about the crime and punishment in the Continental Army. The second day of the event is on October 12th, the conversations taking place on that day with Park Ranger Bill are focused on a few of General Washington’s Patriot Chaplains of the American Revolution. October 19th is the third day of the event which will have stirred conversation about military operations during the Valley Forge Encampment in the Winter with Park Ranger Dave. The fourth day of the program on October 26th, is all about looking at the natural history of Valley Forge and how man has impacted it throughout the years with Park Ranger Beth. What better way to become more enlightened on a Saturday night?

October Events

October 2019:

 October is not only the spookiest month of the year but also the most fun month the year might I add! There are so many things to do in October besides the usual candy splurging Halloween festivities. It is wonderful to be outside and not sweat in the blazing hot sun or freeze in the cloudy snow, it just the right amount of cold breeze! As the weather is getting cooler in October, the fun in the Valley Forge National Historical Park is just starting to warm up.

 

October Events

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