National Memorial Arch

National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge

National Memorial Arch
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Stately arch built in 1917 to commemorate George Washington's army who fought here from 1777-78.
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,638 contributions
Dec 2021
I visited the National Memorial Arch in December 2021 as part of my visit to Valley Forge National Historical Park and my self-guided driving tour with nine stops. It is a great photo opportunity.
Written December 7, 2021
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Carol Ann J
987 contributions
Oct 2021
The National Memorial Arch is a fine work of craftsmanship and artistry. It is a beautiful memorial to honor soldiers and express hope. Don't just drive by... park and walk up to the arch to see the inscriptions and symbols up close.
Written October 23, 2021
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TravelingBubba
New Braunfels, TX184 contributions
Oct 2021
In my opinion the highlight of the perimeter drive in Valley Forge. While it is "just an arch", I found it very moving and the history of it's construction interesting. While I have seen "victory arches" in Paris and Rome, this one was special to me as I have ancestors that fought in the Revolution. The masonic connection was no surprise and in fact added to the signification of the monument.
Written October 15, 2021
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MaroonDawg67
Montgomery, TX593 contributions
Sep 2021
This imposing structure in Valley Forge National Park clearly reminds me of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This arch, however, sits majestically atop a high hill in the park. I got quite a good photo of the American Flag blowing in the wind and framed by the arch.
Written September 24, 2021
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Melaney68
Chesapeake Beach, MD9,337 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
After you enter the main entrance you will drive down a one way road with a path alongside. As you come to an intersection you will see the arch. Go straight through the intersection and proceed to the parking lot behind the arch. You can walk up to the arch to study the art and symbols and take pictures with the flag in the distance.
Written July 16, 2021
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WaJello
1,265 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
When you get to this park there is a visitors center with restrooms at the beginning. They will have maps available for the driving and walking routes. About 2-3 stops in is where you’ll find the arch.

The arch has beautiful detail that you can see if you walk up to it. Visitors can’t drive up to it. Distant pictures on the opposite side are amazing with the trees.
Written July 2, 2021
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hduck
Hancock, NY900 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
This monument is for Valley forge. Great detail in the monument. Make sure you look to read what is etched. Into the monument.
Written March 25, 2021
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,421 contributions
Sep 2020
There is parking and you can walk under and around. Or you can just drive by depending on the time you have.
Written February 16, 2021
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GerryBaron06
Spring City, PA891 contributions
Aug 2020
The arch is in a section of the park that is not heavily traveled. It makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. Must see for history buffs.
Written September 4, 2020
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Kim W
Spring City, PA336 contributions
Oct 2019
We used this as a backdrop for many of the weddings we did when we were in the photography business. It was always a favorite for newlyweds.
Written October 24, 2019
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