Valley Forge National Historical Park
Let Valley Forge National Historical Park be the starting point for your Montgomery County adventure. You can shop at the east coast's largest mall, take a kayak journey, hand-feed a giraffe, or discover even more revolutionary history, all within minutes of the park.
Valley Forge is only the beginning of Montgomery County's revolutionary history. Follow in the footsteps of the Continental Army as you journey to battlefields, encampments, skirmish sites and historic homes along Patriot Trails, our web-based Revolutionary War tours.
Medal of Honor Grave
The Medal of Honor Grove, located on the campus of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, is a 52-acre memorial to America's greatest heroes. More than 3,450 Medal of Honor recipients are honored, state-by-state. A statue of Abraham Lincoln beckons at the entrance.
King of Prussia Mall
The largest shopping mall on the east coast, the King of Prussia Mall has been a mecca for shoppers for more than half a century. The retail giant, with more than 400 stores, kiosks and restaurants, is located just five minutes east of the park.
Philadelphia Premium Outlets
Save on the biggest names in fashion with a trip to the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. With prices up to 60% off and no state sales tax on clothing, the Premium Outlets are a must-visit during your Montgomery County getaway. The Premium Outlets are located 15 miles west of the park.
American Treasure Tour
Take a guided ride through the past at the American Treasure Tour. This one-of-a-kind experience showcases unique pieces of Americana, from collectible cars to carousel organs, retro advertising to vintage toys, and is located just 10 minutes west of Valley Forge Park.
Wharton Escherick Studio
Wharton Esherick was one of the premier woodworkers of the 20th, and his greatest masterpiece of all may be his home studio in Malvern where the building itself is one of more than 300 works on display. The studio, open for tours by reservation, is just five miles from the park Visitor Center.
Arnold's Family Fun Center
Arnold's Family Fun Center is an indoor playground for both children and adults. The complex includes five go-kart tracks to challenge drivers of all ages, a 20-lane bowling center, bumper cars, a grand carousel, more than 200 arcade games and so much more, all just minutes west of Valley Forge Park.
Elmwood Park Zoo
Get up close and personal with some of the world's most exotic animals at the Elmwood Park Zoo, located eight miles east of valley Forge. The giraffe-feeding deck is one of the zoo's most popular spots in summer, but you can also feed the bison, take a pony ride, hop on the carousel and much more.
John James Audobon Center at Mill Grove
The first American home of artist and naturalist John James Audubon, Mill Grove is a great place to unplug. Take a guided canoe trip along the Perkiomen Creek, hike the nine miles of trails, and meet the resident screech owls, just five minutes north of the Visitor Center.
Port Providence Paddle
Take to the waters of the Schuylkill River for a memorable day of canoeing or kayaking with Port Providence Paddle. Trips range from a 2 1/2 loop to a six-hour journey to Valley Forge Park from the launch point four miles up river.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The Valley Forge Casino Resort is the area's premier entertainment destination. Located less than a mile from the park, the casino offers more than 600 slot machines and 50 table games, world-class entertainment, and restaurants. Gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER
Phoenixville's historic Colonial Theatre has been showing movies since 1903, but is best known for its starring role in Steve McQueen's The Blob (1957). Today the theater continues to thrive, showing a mix of classic movies, art and independent films, and concerts. The Colonial is located just 15 minutes northwest of the park.