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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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Really enjoyed my visit to Valley Forge and was treated to one of the best talks ever by an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide called Ken Gavin who knows his stuff!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DominicDeBurca
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've visited this park many times and each time I find more and more things of interest. The walking in the footsteps of leaders gone by is such a great thrill. Such and enjoyable place to visit year round.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EaglevilleRita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at Valley Forge Encampment on way to visit family in Phoenixville. Log cabins were interesting to see and are well furnished in terms of period accuracy. Notice size of the majors cabins versus those of the enlisted soldiers. Signs inside and out tell the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for the first time as a teenager years ago. When I started living here I come through the park at least once a month. I’m still in awe of the vast “bleak plateau” where our continental troops spent a grueling winter. It’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DWS13433
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late in the day so did not have much time to spend in the visitor's center. We received information from the park rangers and set out on the drive around the park. We headed first to Washington's Headquarters as that closed before the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First snow came early this year, but was mostly melted when we hiked Mount Misery and the Valley Creek trail. While Valley Forge National Park has many paved trails, many of which we have biked, Mount Misery and the Valley Creek trail are for walking....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jopacca
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine that you are standing in the footprints of General George Washington on veterans day. The history and experience of seeing and feeling where the actual soldiers lived and survived the harsh winter's was visceral and real. It was cold and the winds were 40...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

It was cold when we arrived as it as after 2 PM. We enjoyed the visitor center. We then drove around Valley Forge. We didn’t realize it was as big as I was but it was enjoyable. Much history here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HopeCattles
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This wasn't what I expected, but in a good way. The park ambles through hundreds of acres, many of them wooded. The visitor center contained many interpretive artifacts and a film. Ranger-led walks start there. But to see most of the park you need a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KommissarKen
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The somewhat sparse museum gives a good overview even if it is "dated" and "being rebuilt", and provides a good starting point. The driving tour is fantastic if you get out at the stops and see what is there, and enjoy the beautiful park at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TARCY2
15 October 2018|
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Response from Vickie C | Reviewed this property |
Minimum two hours but double that if are more interested in history. You could spend a day if you are really in to it.
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Joe B
15 June 2018|
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Response from 421jasv | 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.
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snoopy217
18 August 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
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