Railroad Day – New Event!
|Saturday, November 1 11 am – 3 pm||Train Station at Washington’s Headquarters|
Join park staff and members of Operation Lifesaver, the leading non-profit organization behind railroad safety, and the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society to share the history of transportation along the Schuylkill River Valley, the development of railroad transportation in America and its impacts to early tourism to Valley Forge State Park, and celebrate the popularity of model trains as a tribute to the country’s industrial era.
Landscapes & Structures Photography – Fall Series
|Saturday, November 1||8 am – 10 am||Stirlings Quarters|
|Saturday, November 8||8 am – 10 am||Yellow Springs Parking Lot|
|Saturday, November 15||6:30 am – 8:30 am||Sunrise at Artillery Park|
|Saturday, November 22||8 am – 10 am||To be announced|
The Landscapes and Structures of Valley Forge program returns for the fall season. Take a photographic look at the history and beauty of Valley Forge National Historical Park. The fall series will focus on foliage and meet at a variety of lesser known areas of the park. Join Ranger Jeff each Saturday and explore the history and the art that is Valley Forge.
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to attend and participants are encouraged to bring their photography device of choice (camera, tablet, cell phone, etc).
Events are weather dependent, please dress appropriately and remember to properly outfit your equipment. Follow ValleyForgeNHP on Instagram and Twitter and tag your photos with #vfpark #vfnhp #valleyforge. Like the Landscapes and Structures Facebook Page for updates and to share your photos with other program participants.
Veterans Day Commemoration
|Tuesday, November 11 11 am – 3 pm||National Memorial Arch & Muhlenberg Brigade|
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army’s legacy, and honor all of America’s military, past and present, with special events throughout the day.
Commemoration Ceremony at the National Memorial Arch • 11 am
The National Park Service will be joined by local and national military organizations to honor our nation’s heroes through traditional ceremonial services and words from guest speaker Brigadier General Steven A. Shapiro, Commander of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia. Immediately following the ceremony all military personnel and their families are invited to a reception in their honor in the Education Center, located next to the park’s Visitor Center.
American Military Through the Ages at Muhlenberg Brigade • 12–3 pm
Following the morning’s ceremony, park staff, volunteers, and veterans will present America’s military history from the perspectives of a variety of conflicts including the Revolutionary, Civil, and Vietnam Wars.
Trolley Tours of the Park • 12 pm, 2 pm
Depart from The Encampment Store at the Visitor Center. Fee required.