Attractions / Recreation in Valley Forge

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Attraction type: Battlefield, National park, Historic site
Activities: Driving, Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
Address: Valley Forge, PA 19482-0953
Tel: 610-783-1077
Fax: 610-783-1053

The picturesque, rolling hillsides of 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park are a peaceful reminder of freedom won by men's sacrifices long ago. It was here that General George Washington forged his Continental Army into a fighting force, during the winter encampment of 1777-78.
Today, Washington's original stone headquarters has been restored and furnished; log huts have been reconstructed; and statues and monuments throughout the park remind visitors of our national heritage. Among them are statues of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and Baron Friedrich von Steuben; and the Monument to Patriots of African Descent.

The Welcome Center features exhibits, artifacts, a gift shop, light refreshments and an 18-minute film. From here, take a self-guided or scheduled tour on a scenic drive through the park, or explore the ten miles of horse trails, and six miles of multi-use trails that wend throughout the park's rolling hillsides.

Easily accessible from the Valley Forge exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the park is located at Route 23 and North Gulph Road, Valley Forge, PA. It is open year-round from dawn to dusk, and the Visitor Center and other park buildings are open 9 am-5pm daily.