Valley Forge National Historical Park: A Day in the Life of an American Soldier

March 15, 2016 | klein

Established in 1893, Valley Forge National Historical Park preserves the history of Valley Forge, the campsite of the American Army winter of 1777-1778 during the Revolutionary War. The park is part of the U.S. National Park Service and hosts several historic sites, including the Isaac Potts house, headquarters of General George Washington during the war.

In addition to taking in part in guided tours offered through the park’s Encampment Store, the park offers trails for running and walking as well as free, public events throughout the year. For example, every year on February 16, the park hosts a celebration for General Washington’s birthday. events are completely free to the public.

Valley Forge National Historical Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm

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