Things to Do
A world of adventures rich in American history awaits you in Valley Forge and Montco. Our region is home to not only must-see historical sites but also tons of family attractions, a vibrant arts scene, shopping malls, outdoor activities, and so much more!
Here are some of the very best things Valley Forge has to offer.
Explore Valley Forge Park
Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park, where General Washington and his Continental Army stayed during the long winter of 1777-78. Today, the park extends over 3,500 acres of rolling hills and is home to 20 miles of trails.
Journey through history as you walk past Washington’s stone headquarters, renovated log huts, and countless monuments, including the United States National Memorial Arch.
There’s plenty of family fun to be had in Montco!
One of the area’s top-rated family-friendly attractions is the Elmwood Park Zoo, where visitors can hand-feed towering, majestic giraffes and bison and ride a wildlife-themed carousel. Or check out Legloand Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting and explore Miniland - a LEGO replica of Philadelphia made of 1.5 Million LEGO bricks!
Another top spot is Spring Mountain Adventures, where you and the kids can enjoy outdoor activities year-round, like skiing and snowboarding in the wintertime.
Journey Through Historic Sites
Given its rich history, Montco is home to countless historical sites like Pottsgrove Manor, a Georgian mansion from 1752, Pennypacker Mills, and the Peter Wentz Farmstead. In Skippack, check out the Indenhofen House, one of the oldest farmsteads in Pennsylvania. Also worth a visit is the Bryn Athyn Historic District with its towering Gothic cathedral, the castle-like Glencairn museum, and many gorgeous gardens.
Experience the Great Outdoors
Plenty of outdoor adventures await you in Montco, home to almost 90 miles of hiking trails.
Here you can walk or bike the trails, go horseback riding in Valley Forge Park, canoe or kayak down the Schuylkill River, or go for a pontoon boat ride at the scenic Green Lane Park.
Take in the Arts & Culture
In Montco, you’ll find a bustling arts and culture scene, with more than 200 music venues, theaters, museums, and galleries.
Must-see attractions include The Centre Theater, the Berman Museum of Art, the Mennonite Heritage Center, and the award-winning Act II Playhouse, which hosts incredible performances as well as improv and comedy classes.
Go on a Shopping Spree
Montco offers some of the best shopping in the country, with everything from first-rate malls to downtown shopping. Here you can shop at the iconic King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia Premium Outlets, or the charming downtown shopping areas in Ambler, Skippack, or Narberth.
Enjoy a Night Out on the Town
Want to enjoy some local nightlife? For a night out on the town, attend a live music performance, enjoy a few drinks at one of the many local breweries and wineries, or try your luck at the tables or slots at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
A perfect golf weekend is possible in Montco. With more than 50 golf courses, including some of the most historic ones in the country, Montco is a true golfer’s paradise! Start planning your trip today. For starters, find trip ideas with these golf itineraries and book a tee time here.
Once in Montco, enjoy everything our courses offer golfing-wise and beyond, including on-site dining and prime locations near fun attractions.
With so many things to discover here, you’ll never run out of experiences to enjoy during your stay!