Valley Forge National Historic Park, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
1400 North Outer Line Dr, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406| Map |
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Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site where the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War. Visitors can see reconstructed log huts and a welcome center featuring an introduction to the American Revolution and the Valley Forge encampment. The park also provides 26 miles (42 km) of hiking and biking trails. Wildlife watching, fishing and boating on the nearby Schuylkill River also are popular.
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Kids can try their hand at the activities in the Junior Rangers booklet available at the Visitor Center or practice marching and firing a faux musket in the Join the Army program.
Address: 1400 North Outer Line Dr, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am - dark. Some facilities closed on holidays. For additional details, check schedule. More Info
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If King of Prussia Mall is a mecca for the indoorsy person, Valley Forge is a mecca for the outdoorsy person one mile north. Land lovers (who love walking, hiking, and running) will find new challenges and ultimately zen with the variety of trails. Families and couples will apprec...
You'll find so many options here -- walking, running, hiking, photography, biking, history, etc. -- that every visit can be a totally different experience, especially throughout the changing seasons. After coming to Valley Forge for years, I still find new things to do, from black and white photography in the woods in the winter, to jogging the Joseph Plumb Martin trail and a light hike up to the observatory on Mt. Joy in spring, to picking up new history tidbits from the very knowledgeable national park staffers working at the George Washington house. Best bets? For history buffs, the cabins, cannons, landmarks and statues are all close to the main roads and easy to spot. For running, walking or biking, the...
Forget about the history. This gorgeous, sprawling park is a maker of memories, an enricher of healthy childhoods and a testament to the importance of conservation. These 3,500 acres of protected land have been the same since I was a little boy with my grandmother, watching a group of old men who meet here every week to fly remote control model airplanes. They were the same through every long, peaceful nature walk along the park's many hiking trails with my mother as I grew up. Every girl I've ever loved has sat with me here on a picnic blanket and laughed and smiled with me. And my kids, when they come along, will be able to have those exact same experiences in their own way, on their own time. This is why ...
My family decided we would go here for Father's Day (2010) since I am a huge history buff and it was well worth it. Be sure to bring your walking shoes becuase this area spans about 7-10 miles. There is a bus that stops at certain places, there are bikes for rent and other means to get around, but we decided to hoof it and see the sites. There is a good area to gather where the gift shop is, along with an area that has a short 15 minutes documentary movie about Valley Forge. The sites reanged from houses where the different trrops were stationed, to General Washington's Quarters, to some live reenactors that were telling us different facts about the trrops and the different materials, weapons and conditio...
There's very little not to love about one of America's most historical parks and recreation centers. I've been living near the park, and made it a point to go as much as I can, and love every visit no matter what I do. My primary use of the park is for its trails. The ones I use start along the river and then go in and follow the main roads. Very few veer away from the roads, and although this is probably for safety purposes, I would love to not have to breathe pollution and exhaust while trying to jog. Best of all, you're passing literal history as this was where George Washington camped his Revolutionary Army in 1777. Paths are littered with landmarks, graves, statues, guideposts, and signs, making an...