National Park Service

Valley Forge National Historical Park

National Park and Historic Site
1400 N Outer Line Dr (btwn Gulph Rd & Valley Creek Rd), King of Prussia, PA 19406, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Valley Forge National Historical Park is nationally significant as the location of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington.


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    "... in the winter of 1777, Washington’s headquarters, Washington Memorial Chapel, and replicate..."(7 Tips)
    Meredith M.
    "Did the trolley tour and really enjoyed it!"(4 Tips)
    Visit Philly
    "home to Washington’s winter encampment"(2 Tips)
    Kristen S.
    "... used by the soldiers, Washington Memorial Chapel, the Arch, and tons of hiking trails."(2 Tips)
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  • Diana

    Beautiful trails, nature and history!

    Diana · September 17
  • Elizabeth

    So many miles of trails for running

    Elizabeth · August 4
  • Jake S.

    If the soldiers survived winter without shoes, you probably don't need them either.

    Jake Smith · May 15
  • visitPA

    Entry is free, so enjoy a visit to the site of General George Washington’s encampment in the winter of 1777, Washington’s headquarters, Washington Memorial Chapel, and replicate cabins and cannons.

    visitPA · April 13
  • James C.

    Great introduction clip and really informative Rangers that are really helpful. Encampment store was really great.

    James C · April 12
  • Leslie C.

    Awesome park with beautiful landscapes and inspiring history! Bring a picnic lunch and plan plenty of time to see the monuments.

    Leslie Carbone · April 6
  • Argenis P.

    Ruining trails

    Argenis Pinto · October 11, 2014
  • Sam O.

    Great trails and hiking

    Sam Odle · August 24, 2014
  • Adriana M.

    At the beginning..

    Adriana Maxwell · August 8, 2014
  • Derral E.

    Sweet canons!

    Derral Eves · July 6, 2014
  • Dale W.

    Thank god for George I hate tea

    Dale Walter · July 6, 2014
  • visitPA

    Valley Forge National Historic Park offers guests a visitors center and historic buildings, including Washington’s headquarters from his winter encampment of 1777-78. A must-see historical attraction!

    visitPA · May 16, 2014
  • Seasons 52

    Beautiful park and hiking trails with a visitor center and 10 mile scenic drive with an audio guide. Be sure to check out the local historical places too.

    Seasons 52 · September 25, 2013
  • Abbey S.

    Gorgeous place to take a walk or even ride a bike

    Abbey Savoy · August 22, 2013
  • Natalie K.

    Beautiful park and great trails to bike around on!

    Natalie Koch · August 12, 2013
  • Jacob F.

    If you stand under this tree and say Jerry Bruckheimer three times, Nicolas Cage appears with a mysterious novel written by the gods.

    Jacob Ford · July 4, 2013
  • ToryBurch

    A beautiful park year-round, and great for early-morning runs.

    ToryBurch · June 25, 2013
  • Joseph N.

    The buildings such as the Visitor Center and Washington's Headquarters are open 9-5, but the park grounds are open sunrise to sunset!

    Joseph Nevin · June 10, 2013
  • Meredith M.

    They give military discounts for the trolley tour! Did the trolley tour and really enjoyed it! We learned a lot about Valley Forge an it wasn't boring at all!

    Meredith Merrill · May 1, 2013
  • Tara

    Great place for a long, pretty, peaceful walk with the dog or the kid or the spouse or any combination of the three!

    Tara · April 4, 2013
  • The Movie Lord

    Snowing in the park, it's kind of creepy.

    The Movie Lord · March 8, 2013
  • Kristen S.

    This huge park is filled with things to see. The cabins used by the soldiers, Washington Memorial Chapel, the Arch, and tons of hiking trails.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 19, 2013
  • Alejandro G.

    Nice photos

    Alejandro Guerrero · December 20, 2012
  • Juan L.

    This place looks amazing for running.

    Juan Lalinde · September 12, 2012
  • Chris

    Try to get Bree for your trolley tour and sit in the back on the left side for the best photo opportunities.

    Chris · August 25, 2012
  • Jason W.

    Its a great place for a bike ride or jog in the early morning.

    Jason Wood · July 18, 2012
  • B R.

    The GW chapel is a must see!!

    B Russ · May 27, 2012
  • Scott V.

    What were they thinking when they design the visitor center! Talk about out of place.

    Scott Van Metre · April 6, 2012
  • Visit Philly

    Valley Forge offers a glimpse into the Revolutionary War. Explore by car or on foot guided by the free cell phone tour, (484) 396-1018. Admission to the park and to Washington’s Headquarters is free.

    Visit Philly · February 9, 2012
  • Bill K.

    Ridin with my girl

    Bill Kelly · October 10, 2011
  • Merrie D.

    Great trails for running, biking, and even hiking! Especially beautiful in the fall. Check out the historical movie in the visitors' center if you have time.

    Merrie D. · October 8, 2011
  • Visit Philly

    Leashed pets are welcome at Valley Forge National Historical Park, a 3,500-acre park that was home to Washington’s winter encampment in 1777.

    Visit Philly · October 7, 2011
  • Noel

    Run "the loop." It's hilly, but beautiful.

    Noel · September 3, 2011
  • Jack Miller Center

    If you drive through the park, be sure and cross the old covered bridge that crosses the Valley Forge stream. You can park and have several choices for a pick-nic.

    Jack Miller Center · August 23, 2011
  • NBC Philadelphia

    Washington's headquarters for the winter 1777-78 still stand here. Recently an overpopulation of deer has brought about sharpshooter deer kills that enrage animal activists like nobody's business. Read more

    NBC Philadelphia · August 14, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? General George Washington's Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. Their commitment during that harsh winter was a turning point in the American Revolution. Read more

    K12 Inc · August 8, 2011
  • Daniel L.

    One of the best historic places in the Philly area. You can spend all day here and not see everything.

    Daniel L · June 27, 2011
  • Carol D.

    catch a trolley tour of the park, or a reenactment...visit the chapel to see a lot of beautiful architecture along with more historical info

    Carol Dwyer · June 5, 2011

    Visit Valley Forge when the weather is nice and you want to enjoy the great outdoors. Escape to Valley Forge when the zombie apocalypse hits. Remember zombies can't climb trees! · May 20, 2011
  • Kevi K.

    Great place to walk/run. Too many old people that don't mind their own damn business though!

    Kevi Kev · May 3, 2011
  • Diana D.

    Great place for deer watching.

    Diana Dalasio · April 3, 2011
  • Nick S.

    People there aren't kitten friendly :(

    Nick Sedlazek · January 6, 2011
  • Cynthia D.

    Great running and bike paths. The trail by the river connects all the way up to Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

    Cynthia Dudzinski · November 9, 2010
  • Visit Philly

    The park is used as a training area for Olympic runners from Kenya. Read more

    Visit Philly · October 8, 2010
  • WDW Tour Company

    The auto tour at Valley Forge is well worth it. If you go make sure to stop at George Washington's headquarters

    WDW Tour Company · September 19, 2010
  • Christopher A.

    Best walking/running trail in the Philadelphia area

    Christopher Abbonizio · August 29, 2010
  • Mark B.

    Stop if you can It one of my stops going to see the inlaws

    Mark Brown · August 24, 2010
  • Lou B.

    One of the best places to run in the philadelphia area

    Lou Bevilacqua · August 16, 2010
  • visitPA

    We hope you're wearing a Tricorn Hat. Either way, stop in at the Cabin Chapel Shop for fresh homemade soups & the area’s best hot dogs.

    visitPA · July 23, 2010
  • Philip H.

    Want to see this!

    Philip Huang · June 27, 2010

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