Living History Events

Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA

History doesn't just live in history books. Along Patriot Trails, history comes alive. Experience history for yourself at these upcoming living history events in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa.

Hope Lodge Whitemarsh Encampment

1777 WHITEMARSH ENCAMPMENT

November 4
Hope Lodge

The sound of musket fire will ring out on Saturday, November 4, during the annual 1777 Whitemarsh Encampment at Hope Lodge. The day includes Revolutionary War skirmishes, Colonial craft demonstrations, an appearance by Ben Franklin and more.

Valley Forge Park Veterans Day

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION

November 11
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge Park honors our nation's military veterans during the annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The event includes a commemoration service at the United States National Memorial Arch as well as interpretive programs and special park tours.

The Keith House at Graeme Park

CHRISTMAS IN THE COLONIES

November 25
Graeme Park

Graem Park's annual Christmas celebration brings to life holidays in the 18th Century with 20-minute candlelit tours. Listen to traditional colonial crolers, see the Tapestry Dancers perform and meet costumed historical interpreters. Beer tastings with Round Guys Brewery and hot mulled cider and wine with Hatboro Beverages are also part of the event. 

Peter Wentz Farmstead Candlelight Tour

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 2
Peter Wentz Farmstead

Soft candlelight greets visitors as they enjoy Colonial music, seasonal decorations farm animals and a visit from a Pennsylvania-German version of St. Nicholas, all in fur.

Pennypacker Mills Victorian Christmas

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

December 9
Pennypacker Mills

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Pennypacker Mills. The December 9 open house includes visits from a Victorian Santa Claus, bell choir performances, and living history programming.

Pottsgrove Manor Candlelight Tour

POTTSGROVE MANOR BY CANDLELIGHT

December 10
Pottsgrove Manor

In Colonial America, Twelfth Night was one of the largest celebrations in the calendar year. During the candlelight tours at the historic Pottsgrove Manor, the holiday comes back to life through costumed interpreters. Open-hearth cooking demonstrations and kids' crafts will also be featured.

March In of the Continental Army at Valley Forge National Historical Park

MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

December 19
Valley Forge National Historical Park

On December 19, 1777, the Continental Army marched in to Valley Forge for what would become a six-month encampment. The anniversary of that first night in camp is celebrated with an encampment at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and a visit by General George Washington.

Washington's Birthday

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

February 19
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Meet General George Washington as we celebrate his birthday at Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Presidents Day event is a day of family fun that includes children's games and crafts, a Kids Join the Continental Army program (led by George Washington, himself) and of course, birthday cake!