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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.

The official registration and financial information of The Friends of Valley Forge may
be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within
Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Lunch and Learn Summer Speaker Series

Wednesdays noon – 1 pm Education Building

Lunch and Learn programs are open to the public and take place on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in the Education Building at Valley Forge National Historic Park. Admission is free. Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch to the sessions. The Friends of Valley Forge provide lemonade.

July 9
Dona McDermott
Park Ranger
George Washington’s Legacy as Illustrated by Gilbert Stuart
July 16
Bill Troppman
Park Ranger
John Peter Muhlenberg: The Fighting Parson
July 23
Jeff Oates
Park Ranger
Valley Forge in Photos

Guided Bird Walks in Valley Forge

Tuesday, July 22 7:30 am meet at Artillery Park parking lot 1.5 mile walk, ~2 hrs
bird walks

Join Mary Ellen and Tom Heisey, avid local birders and members of the Friends, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month for a fascinating and fun bird walk intended for birders of all levels, even if you have never been on a bird walk. Walk is mostly paved trail but includes sections of gravel and grass. Good walking shoes recommended plus binocular and hat. Bug spray and sun protection optional. Walks will be canceled during electrical storms. Read more...


Muhlenberg Days

Saturday, August 9 10 am – 3 pm Muhlenberg Brigade
Muhlenberg Days

Join us at Muhlenberg Brigade to experience camp life through interactive activities and special demonstration such as cooking and bread baking. Living History Volunteers give Park visitors an up-close and personal understanding about the experiences and hardships of the encampment.

Additional Dates: August 30

Join us in HISTORY! Volunteers are currently being recruited to assist at Muhlenberg Days and other year-round opportunities. Training will be providing including the ability to “shadow” other Living History volunteers so that you can learn techniques and history. If interested, please call 610-783-1777 or email us.


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