MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

On the cold winter's day of December 19, 1777, General George Washington's Continental Army literally marched in to Valley Forge for a 6-month encampment. This "march in" marked what ultimately became the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Commemorate this extraordinary event at Valley Forge National Historical Park with candle-lit tours, musical performances, and the Commander-in-Chief himself.

WHEN

December 19
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N. Outer Line Drive

Valley Forge Park Muhlenberg Brigrade Huts

CANDLE-LIT TOUR

Muhlenberg Brigade Huts

The ranger-led walks along the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail lead to the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. Tour the huts to learn about life during the encampment, then cozy up by the fire pit to hear tales from Continental Soldiers.

George Washington March In

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

Visitor Center

Meet the Commander-in-Chief, portrayed by Dean Malissa, and learn about his experiences of the Revolutionary War. Be sure to get a photo with General Washington while you're at it.

 

Chocolate Samples at March in

FOOD & MUSIC

VISITOR CENTER

Learn how 18th century chocolate was made, including hot chocolate featuring American Heritage Chocolate. After satisfying your sweet tooth, check out the following musical performances:

  • Colonial Revelers
  • Freedom High School Fife and Drum Corps
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SPEND THE NIGHT

Feeling festive? March in to a full weekend of history tours and fun for the whole family. With over 8,200 hotel rooms, tis the season to stay over.