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.
Please check on the status of each event before attending due to COVID-19.
1777 WHITEMARSH ENCAMPMENT
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.
VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION
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.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COLONIES
Graeme Park's annual Christmas celebration brings to life holidays in the 18th Century with 20-minute candlelit tours. Listen to traditional colonial singers, see the Tapestry Dancers perform and meet costumed historical interpreters.
POTTSGROVE MANOR BY CANDLELIGHT
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
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.