VALLEY FORGE PARK
History. Recreation. Family Fun.
Valley Forge is a name that every child learns in elementary school, but most people still don't know the story of what happened. Valley Forge National Historical Park was created to preserve our nation's history and tell the story of the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-78.
Through the years, the park has grown to be much more than historic site.
On December 14, 2018 the National Park Service opened a new 5,760 square-foot Visitor Center within Valley Forge National Historical Park. The opening of this new, temporary facility will enable construction to begin on a $12 million renovation to the current Visitor Center (built 1976). Visitor services, including The Encampment Store, the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board information desk, public tours and the park orientation film will continue uninterrupted in the new Visitor Center. The new Visitor Center is located 800 feet from the current Visitor Center (1976).
Valley Forge National Historical Park is a true group destination. The park is popular with groups of all ages, from elementary school field trips and scout troop outings to motorcoach tours.