A beautiful park full of history.
A must for anyone who loves history
The Episcopal Chapel at Valley Forge is definitely worth a visit, and they still have church services in it on Sundays. It has beautiful gothic architecture, a gift shop and a used bookstore that benefits charity behind it. We just missed the church service, but the choir sounded nice. I got several books at the store which was larger than one...more
You can drive along a car route that starts at the Valley Forge visitor center and ends back there to get to the building General George Washington stayed it during the winter of 1777, while his Revolutionary Army was encamped at Valley Forge. The building is open to the public and free, and is furnished. You can visit Washigton's study, the...more
We started in the Visitor Center where we got a map and visited the gift & book shop. There were many exhibits and tour trolley's. There was a list of special events for the day and movies that were presented. We saw hikers, picnickers, and those that towed their horses to ride. The national park is opened daily from 10 to 5. We drove our car along...more
Most of the huts were made like log houses but out of any type of wood they could find.They were grouped together by units and each units hut varied differently from different aspects depending on the state they came from.very interesting. These particular huts were located across the area from Washington's headquarters at Pott's farm.more
The originial staircase had to be repair and mostly replaced. The railing is the actual railing in the home and is the actual railing that Washington's hands touched as he climbed and descended the stairs.YES!!! My hands touched where George Washington's hands rested. I was so excited.more
Note: A seasonal fee is charged for admission to this site. Washington's Headquarters - Ford Mansion MuseumOpen All Year 9 - 5The national park consists of four non-contiguous units: Washington’s Headquarters with the Ford Mansion and Headquarters Museum, the Fort Nonsense Unit, the Jockey Hollow Unit, and the New Jersey Brigade Area. The Jockey...more
Valley forge is a driving tour. You can park at the visitors center and look around the museum, shop in the gift shop and see a short film. Then you get a map and you can rent a tape/cd to play and gives you a self paced driving tour of the entire park and all the attractions inside VALLEY FORGE.
Welcome Center Museum
Open All Year Daily, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Open All Year 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June 19 through August 27 Daily
Sept. - May Saturday and Sunday
Washington's Headquarters Museum
Open All Year Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Make sure to visit Washington's Headquarters. There is much history.
Fondest memory: One of my fondest memories was a Mother's day visit here. We happened on a newly married couple all in there wedding finery. Turns out that there a places here that are used regulary for wedding phots because of the view.