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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 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the Valley Forge National Park. My only regret stems from the fact that we visited in October rather than during peak tourist season. So, there were not as many period dressed park rangers and other activities going on. Still, it was a...More

Thank Cyndi Chisham W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My first opportunity to visit the park. We had a wonderful tour guide who helped explain the historical value of this winter encampment. I learned much during my visit and could have spent the entire day in the park. It is amazing the hardship these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park is beautiful with miles of trails and beautiful scenery. We took the Trolley Tour, 90 minutes, and the tour guide was excellent. She had an obvious love and knowledge of history. The Visitor Center and all facilities were well maintained.

Thank Sebastian22013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids are studying early American history in school this year. We decided to visit Valley Forge during our recent trip to the east coast. Valley Forge was full of history. My kids enjoyed the fact that the park allowed you to drive through it,...More

Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost did not go to the park, but were glad we did. They offer a free walking tour which provide a lot on information on the park and what was going on during Washington encampment. It is a must for any history buff.

Thank jerry c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a National Historical Park and the facilities and interpretation were at the standard one would expect from the Park Service. There was a number you could call for a guided tour via cellphone, but I did not try it. The park is very...More

Thank TennesseeTony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at the Visitor Centre. There are some displays and a short movie. We enjoyed the self-guided driving tour which involved listening to the audio tour via our cell phone.

Thank TaraB0997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are very nice. Be prepared to do a lot of walking even on the driving tour. There was more to the park than I thought there would be. The visitor center is undergoing some renovations and should be nice when finished. So much...More

Thank atcdly
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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15 October 2018|
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Response from luve2travel2016 | Reviewed this property |
I see most travelers allowed 2-3 hours--I know we were there longer. The movie, if you get in at the right time, is about 20 minutes and the trolley, which I highly recommend, is 90 minutes, so there's 2 hours right there... More
Joe B
15 June 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.
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