Walking with Washington

Sponsored by Valley Forge Park Alliance, Schuylkill Township Historical Commission, and Valley Forge National Historical Park.

On December 19, 1777, following a devastating Philadelphia Campaign, George Washington led a weary Continental Army into Valley Forge. For the next six months, the hills along the banks of the Schuylkill River would serve as the Army's home. Washington's Headquarters, also known as the Isaac Potts House, has the distinction of being the structure General Washington used as his headquarters during the 1777-1778 Valley Forge Encampment. The building could be considered the "Pentagon" of its time, as it was the place where Washington and his highest-ranking officers worked and lived during the encampment. Start your tour of the entire Headquarters complex at the restored Train Station. Enjoy an opportunity to visit the park after hours and learn about the Valley Forge encampment from George Washington himself! Our national re-enactor is traveling from Mount Vernon for this special occasion!

Parking & Registration: Tours will begin at 5:30. All parking will be at Washington Memorial Chapel on Rt. 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Free shuttles to Washington's Headquarters. Please be advised of hilly terrain. Handicapped access is limited.

For more information, visit the Valley Forge Park Alliance website.

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Walking with Washington
  • 1400 N. Outer Line Dr
  • King of Prussia, PA 19406
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  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
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