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.


Events

Join The Continental Army
11 am | Free  

Children aged 7 years and older are invited to “Join the Continental Army” and experience a day in the life of a continental soldier. Using wooden (dummy) muskets, the new recruits learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers. 

Register at 10:45 am in Temporary Visitor Center.

Weather dependent: Call 610-783-1099 for updates. 

For additional information: Visit For additional info visit nps.gov/vafo.



Speaker Series - Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
7 PM | $10 Suggested Donation

Location: Washington Memorial Chapel 

Ken Daigler, retired CIA operations officer and author of Spies, Patriots and Traitors (2014 Georgetown University Press), presents the issues and developments involved with a history of secret activities during the Revolutionary Era and their impact before and during the war. He unmasks myths which we have been taught and generally unknown actions and organizations key to the success of the Revolution, plus intelligence activities which enabled the Patriots to defeat the greatest Army of its time. 

For more information and a full Speaker Series schedule visit vfparkalliance.org  



Guided Bird Walk
8 am | Free  

Join avid local birders and for a fascinating and fun bird walk intended for birders of all levels.

Meet at Artillery Park parking lot.



Speaker Series: Remember Our Valley Forge Times: Lafayette, Washington, and the Winter of 1777—78P
7 PM | $10 Suggested Donation

Location: Washington Memorial Chapel 

Presented by Diane Windham Shaw 

For more information and a full Speaker Series schedule visit vfparkalliance.org  



Join The Continental Army
11 am | Free  

Children aged 7 years and older are invited to “Join the Continental Army” and experience a day in the life of a continental soldier. Using wooden (dummy) muskets, the new recruits learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers. 

Register at 10:45 am in Temporary Visitor Center.

Weather dependent: Call 610-783-1099 for updates.

For additional information: Visit nps.gov/vafo.



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.



Speaker Series: A Historic Tribute to the Continental Army at Valley Forge with Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks
7 PM

Alliance Members and Washington Memorial Heritage Donors: $15 per ticket 

Non-members: $25 per ticket

Location: Freedoms Foundation • 1601 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge, PA

A toe-tapping evening of colonial, Celtic, traditional, and contemporary music. 

For more information and a full Speaker Series schedule visit vfparkalliance.org