Join us at Muhlenberg Brigade to experience camp life through interactive activities and special demonstrations such as cooking and bread baking.
Dates: May 25 June 22 July 6 August 3 August 17
National Trails Day ®
Valley Forge NHP will host a Trails Fair in celebration of American Hiking Society’s annual National Trails Day ®. This annual event is a long-standing celebration of America’s magnificent trail systems and its countless supporters and volunteers and is an open invitation to all Americans to get outside and connect with local hiking clubs, community groups, and state and national parks. Join a guided hike, visit the environmental expo, and sign up as a volunteer to help with trail maintenance. Volunteer projects for the day include removing invasive plants along the trail corridor and cleaning up litter along park trails.
Annual March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration
On June 19, 1778, George Washington’s Continental Army marched out of the Valley Forge encampment, having endured six months of challenging hardships. Yet positive changes also took place during the winter encampment and the army was larger and more unified than before as they pursued the British Army.
Join us to commemorate the departure of the army including the opportunity to participate in the re-creation of the march out. Visitors may pack a lunch to enjoy at the Varnum's picnic area following the march. Sturdy footwear is recommended as the historic road is unpaved and uneven in spots.
July 4th Community Picnic in the Park
Celebrate our nation’s independence with artillery demonstrations, historical games, an All-American cook-out, music, and more! Meet one of the founding fathers and sign the Declaration of Independence. Learn about the meaning of the American Flag and the pivotal role the Valley Forge encampment played in securing our freedom from Great Britain. Join us for a great day of family fun, food and history. Pack a picnic or purchase hot dogs and hamburgers on-site. Bring a blanket to enjoy music, games and other activities.