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Valley Forge National Historical Park

1400 N Outer Line Dr, Valley Forge, PA 19406-1000
+1 610-783-1099
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Not a Battlefield

Many people think this is a battlefield, when in fact it is Washington's winter headquarters during... read more

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Great Experience

History really comes alive at Valley Forge, really educational. We watched the short film first... read more

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This is the unforgiving spot where George Washington's weary troops passed the brutal winter of 1777-78.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1400 N Outer Line Dr, Valley Forge, PA 19406-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

Many people think this is a battlefield, when in fact it is Washington's winter headquarters during the winter of 1777-78. This was our first visit to this encampment and it will eventually call for another one. Eighty percent of Washington's Headquarters building is original including...More

Thank Tammy H
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Reviewed yesterday

History really comes alive at Valley Forge, really educational. We watched the short film first before making our way around the various stops by car. The centre provides a dedicated map of the stops and also some interesting worksheets for kids to complete, kept our...More

Thank rorycathy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a military history buff, but Valley Forge gives you what seems a credible glimpse into this period in time. If you only have a short time as we did, take a drive to Washington's headquarters and walk from the train station to...More

Thank Bonnie497
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful drive thru Valley Forge! The landscape is beautiful and awe-inspiring. We stopped along the sites on the drive to read about each monument. After visiting the Museum of the American Revolution earlier in the day, this way a perfect end to our...More

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Watch the movie for a good start to understanding both the reasons for this war and the encampment itself. Our timing was wrong for the trolley, which a friend had recommended. We did a 40-minute , quarter mile guided walk which was very informative but...More

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am fortunate enough to live near enough to Valley Forge where I can visit frequently. If you are a first time visitor to the region, and planning to see Valley Forge, I would suggest doing a little online research on the history of the...More

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours. My husband and father in law did the trolley tour and found it informative. My mother in law and I chose to walk (we covered about 4 miles so not as much as the trolley...More

Thank Marianne A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I hiked the Six mile loop with a friend- it was stunning to stop and see the views as elevation levels changed. There are bathrooms along the loop!

Thank Violet M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow, just wow! I would have never guessed just how big this area was! The visitors center, and staff was fantastic. The driving tour was incredible as well, both are filled with audio, and exhibits that truly explain the encampment in great detail. So much...More

Thank Joe K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As this was our first visit, my husband and I took the trolly tour. We're glad that we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. The museum and film were worth the visit. We plan on returning now that we have...More

Thank Sue N
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Joe B
June 14, 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.
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snoopy217
August 17, 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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bluegrassraised
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Ken345A | Reviewed this property |
We walked around the park figuring that the men camped out there for the winter did the same. I think it gave us a better appreciation for the time they spent there. Three hours would give you plenty of time to drive part of... More
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