The Friends of Valley Forge Park exists to engage public
support for the Park, enhance public use and enjoyment of
the Park and share in the stewardship of the natural and
historical resources of the Park.
The Friends accomplishes its work by advocating and
raising funds for the Park, developing and offering
programs that educate the public and enhance their
experiences, and volunteering in support of Park programs
Sponsoring a variety of educational programs including
an annual speaker series; programs in local schools; and
cell phone tour available 365 days a year.
Supporting Park special events such as the annual
commemoration of the December March In of the Continental Army,
Washington’s Birthday commemoration, July 4th Picnic in the Park
Celebration and the annual Veterans Day ceremony.
Sponsoring and volunteering for the annual 5 Mile
Revolutionary Run from which proceeds benefit park
trails and visitor facilities.
Advocating for the preservation and protection of Valley
Forge National Historical Park and all national parks.
Directing support for Park initiatives and projects that
enhance experiences for visitors including funding for
the exhibits in the restored Valley Forge train station;
and connecting the network of trails throughout the Park
plus other natural and cultural resource projects.
Currently, over 1,700 members and donors plus active
volunteers serve as passionate champions for the Park and
its many services and programs. We believe and support
that Valley Forge is and must continue to be:
A place where citizens understand, care for, and
preserve their history and natural heritage
A place where life-long learning is compelling
A place that is a vital and valued part of the community
The Friends of Valley Forge Park was chartered on
January 26, 1976 and endorsed by the Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission on February 18, 1976.
The Friends of Valley Forge Park is a tax exempt
organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible as
provided by law. For additional information call
Board Of Directors
|Robert H. Knauss
||1st Vice Chairman
||2nd Vice Chairman
|Paul R. Decker
|Joseph P. Tamney