MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

On December 19, 1777, General George Washington led the Continental Army into Valley Forge for what would become a six-month encampment. This "march in" marked what ultimately became the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates this date each year with candle-lit tours, musical performances, and an appearance by the Commander-in-Chief himself. Learn more about this year's celebration here:
 

WHEN

December 19
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N. Outer Line Drive

Valley Forge March In Candlelight Tours

CANDLE-LIT TOUR

Muhlenberg Brigade Huts

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 and hear tales from Continental soldiers.

George Washington March In

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

Visitor Center

Meet General George Washington, portrayed by Dean Malissa, and learn about his experiences at Valley Forge. Be sure to get a photo with the Commander-in-Chief while you're there.

 

Valley Forge March In Singers

FOOD & MUSIC

VISITOR CENTER

Additional programming at the Visitor Center includes live performances of 18th century music, great refreshments and more.

Hotels

SPEND THE NIGHT

Make an encampment of your own at one of 75 hotels in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa. With more than 8,000 hotel rooms, you'll always find accommodations to fit your needs.

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