Valley Forge National Historic Park

Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

Valley Forge has a connection to the American iron and steel industry as the name may suggest. Located in the stables next to the historic Washington’s Headquarters are artifacts and an exhibit about the forges located along Valley Creek.


Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run
7 am to 12 Noon | 8:30 Race Start  

Sign up for this challenging race that winds through scenic Valley Forge National Park. This is a USATF sanctioned race. Race proceeds benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park, its trails and programs. The event also includes a 3-mile walk and 1.776 km Young Patriots Run for small children. The Revolutionary Run Event is a fun way for the entire family to get out and get active!

For more information and pricing and registration, please go to the race website.

Guided Bird Walk
8 am | Free  

Join avid local birders and Alliance members Ton and Mary Ellen Heisey for a fascinating and fun bird walk intended for birders of all levels.

Meet at Knox's Quarters parking lot, located on Rt. 252. 

Trail Tuesdays
10 to 11 am | Free  

Izabella Restivo is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) specializing in helping shelter dogs get - and stay - adopted.

Walk is for all fitness levels. Dogs and strollers are welcome.

Visit for updated list of speakers or to add your name to our list. 

The General's Hounds
6 to 8pm | $25 per person, $10 per dog  

A night of hot dogs, hounds, presidential ale, and stroll through the Chapel grounds with the General and your dog who can also enroll as a B.A.R.K. Ranger. Benefits the Valley Forge Park Alliance, Main Line Animal Rescue, and Washington Memorial Chapel.

Rain or shine event.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit 

National Junior Ranger Day
10 am - 2 pm | Free  

Explore and learn about the National Parks through hands-on activities. New Junior Rangers will take the Junior Ranger Oath and receive an official badge!

Speaker Series - An Evening with Baron Steuben
7 PM |

Alliance Members: Free
Washington Memorial Heritage Donors: Free
Non-members: $20
Advance Tickets Required 

Location: VFNHP Park Theater

An evening with Baron Steuben, the brilliant, determined foreigner who transformed the Continental Army. As portrayed by Bill Troppman.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit