The Friends of Valley Forge
Our mission is to advocate for Valley Forge National Historical Park, to enhance the visitor experience and to promote public appreciation of the Park’s historic, environmental and recreational resources.
Student Transportation Funds for Teachers
The Friends of Valley Forge Park has established a fund to provide free transportation for qualifying school groups to visit the Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP). The goal is to make it easier for teachers and students to access the exhibits and many educational resources offered by the VFNHP. Funds to reimburse the costs of transportation are currently available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to Schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Regions (schools should be within a 45 mile radius of VFNHP). read more
The Army Arrives!
|Saturday, December 19 6 – 8 pm Visitor Center||Free Event|
Commemoration of the March-in of the Continental Army into Valley Forge
Commemorate the arrival of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge. Night includes continuous lantern tours plus holiday shopping in The Encampment Store, light refreshments, period music, and more.
Weather dependent - Call 610-783-1099 for more information.
Holiday Gift Giving
Show and Share your love of the Park with these unique gift giving ideas!
Friends Holiday Gift PackageIncludes one-year Family membership and Winter at Washington’s Headquarters - an exclusive 8×10 matted photograph by Michael Ticcino, award winning image maker. read more
Specialty License Plate – PennDOT approvedAnnounce that you are a true friend of Valley Forge National Historical Park with a custom auto registration plate. One-time total cost of $50. read more
|Saturday October 17* 9 am – 1 pm||Comfortable clothing & sturdy footwear recommended|
|* subject to rescheduling based on weather|
Thanks to the great work of NOVA (Network Of Volunteer Associates), sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the Hut Brigade has been busy assisting NPS staff with daubing and doing whatever necessary to bring the new huts to completion so that visitors can enjoy. Join the fun and make a great contribution to this important work. No prior construction or building experience is necessary however you must be at least 16 years old to participate. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project
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.