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Valley Forge National Historical Park

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This is the unforgiving spot where George Washington's weary troops passed the brutal winter of 1777-78.
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1400 N Outer Line Dr, Valley Forge, PA 19406-1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late in the afternoon so had to rush through. The grounds are lovely with several stops along a driving tour. Many buildings are recreations and I couldn't really get a sense of what it probably looked like during Washington's occupation. The house he...More

Thank MLPerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this is a must see park to understand the hardships the Continental Army faced during the war for independence. However, I can't give it top marks due to the poor signage. For example, at Washington's compound area which covers a few acres and contains...More

2  Thank bernie6214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is easy to walk and drive through to see all the historic monuments and sights. A few scattered log cabins replicate some of the hundreds of similar ones that were built by the Continental Army. The Memorial Arch is made for photos, and...More

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While it's hard to recreate in your mind one of the coldest events in American history while there's a heat advisory, we still enjoyed our visit. The visitor center was very interesting, but the ranger at Washington's Headquarters-Bill-was the best ranger we've ever encountered in...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No battles were fought here, raids yes. But it is s place to see where the Americans became an army not just a rag tag force of combined colonies. They survived a harsh wet winter for six months of training. Children and pets can run...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well kept park. Museum and historic sites are fun,. Kids enjoy the day at the park and don't realize they are learning as well. Worth the time spent here and plenty if places for a picnic lunch.

Thank Grayhare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful , serene park where so much sorrow took place in creating this great nation. While this area may not have been in the actual fray, the hardships the troops and their families faced were extreme.. The movie was very informative. The trolley...More

1  Thank kittykats84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting Philadelphia, we decided to try riding on another portion of the Schuylkill River Trail. We parked at Betzwood Park, which is right on the edge of the Valley Forge Park. Restrooms are available. The wide asphalt paved path is just uphill from the...More

1  Thank NYBike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can tour some of the historic buildings, wander around the beautiful park or hiking on the many trails. We hike in the park almost every weekend, there are paved paths you can walk or you can hike the trails on Mt. Joy, Mt. Misery...More

Thank Mary Beth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the area of Valley Forge and decided to visit the Valley Forge National Park. Welcoming Center has a small Museum with only a few artifacts. There is an 18 minute video presentation which is adequate but could and should be much better concerning the...More

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Joe B
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Jas V | Reviewed this property |
Yes cause the last tour starts at 3pm and it’s a 45-minute tour. I recommend to book your tour online as it gets filled quickly.
August 17, 2016|
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Response from 1andonlyFabIII | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to walk to most of the exhibits at valley forge, you need to schedule about 5 hours. That way you can listen to the lectures at the visitors center, Washington's headquarters, and the huts. Then there is... More
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Ken345A | Reviewed this property |
We walked around the park figuring that the men camped out there for the winter did the same. I think it gave us a better appreciation for the time they spent there. Three hours would give you plenty of time to drive part of... More