The Friends of Valley Forge Park is a group dedicated to the preservation of the American spirit demonstrated during the winter encampment, to the conservation of the landscape that contained the 1777-1778 encampment of the American Revolution, and to the promotion of today’s Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Macy's “Heart Your Park” Fundraising Event
Valley Forge National Historical Park has been selected for Heart Your Park, a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s at The Court at King of Prussia can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Valley Forge National Historical Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
Bringing the War of Independence to Life:
|February 22 – April 28 9 am – 5 pm||VFNHP Visitor Center|
Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution features 42 Revolutionary War illustrations from 16 artists who illustrated a variety of events, battles and leaders of the American Revolution.
The exhibit will hang in the Valley Forge Visitors Center from February 22 – April 28 and is viewable daily during regular Visitor Center hours. In June it will be moved to Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, NJ, where it will hang in the Washington Headquarters Museum from June 23 – August 26.
Presented by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area in partnership with Valley Forge National Historical Park, Morristown National Historical Park and New Jersey’s Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. Read more...
|Tuesdays: March 11 & 25 8 am||1.5 mile walk, approx. 2 hrs|
|Meet in Artillery Park parking lot on East Inner Line Drive||Bring water if desired|
Walks will be canceled during electrical or ice storms.
Early season weather brings a good chance of seeing or hearing most of the park’s resident woodpeckers, the Red-Bellied, Hairy, Downy, Northern Flicker, Pileated, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.
Walk: Mostly paved trail but includes sections of short gravel and grass. Good walking shoes and binoculars recommended. Restroom available in Visitor Center at 9 am. Read more...
|Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:30 am – noon (race starts at 8:30)||Rain or Shine|
Take the challenge of running a 5-mile USATF certified course through the Park or a 3-mile walk to and from the National Memorial Arch. Children (ages 6-14) race 1.776 kilometers during the Young Patriots Fun Run, coordinated by the Young Friends of the Park.
This is the largest one-day fundraising event at the Park, and has so far generated over $187,000 for trail restoration and other park-wide projects.
The Valley Forge Muster Roll is dedicated to the memory of those who were at the Valley Forge encampment from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. The Continental Army used monthly muster rolls to track the army’s strength. Each roll contains names, ranks, dates of enlistment, and other notes on soldiers’ assignments, activities, or conditions. In addition, the names officers, camp followers, civilians and others present at the Valley Forge encampment are included. You may be surprised at the wide array of people who were at Valley Forge.