Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington's soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in the series of three Saturday training sessions in order to advance in skills.
Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month from February through April.
Programs begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. to "muster", or sign in.
These events are weather dependent.Please call the Visitor Center at 610-783-1099 to confirm the status of the program.
No reservations necessary. Activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.What's Nearby
Join the Continental Army
- 1400 N. Outer Line Dr
- King of Prussia, PA 19406
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday