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Valley Forge National Historical 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.

Visitors Center


The Visitor Center at Valley Forge reopened on June 17, 2021 after undergoing extensive renovations. New exhibits are projected to be installed in fall 2021. The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New year's Day. First opened in 1978, the Visitor Center at Valley Forge is a multi-use building designed by Walter Ogg of the Philadelphia firm of Eshbach, Glass, Kale, and Associates, and includes information services, The Encampment Store, and exhibits.



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.



Valley Forge National Historical Park is located just 18 miles west of Center City Philadelphia and is easily accessible from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.