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Historic Knox Covered Bridge has been REOPENED

The Friends of Valley Forge is now the
Valley Forge Park Alliance

This year marks a special anniversary for us – in 1976, Valley Forge became a national park and a group of visionary citizens united as “Friends” to support it. Forty years later, we have grown into a national alliance of corporations, organizations and individual who share the goals of supporting and protecting the hallowed grounds of Valley Forge but also recognize an ever growing community that extends beyond the boundaries of the Park.

To celebrate this milestone, we are now the Valley Forge Park Alliance. We welcome you to join the Alliance and help us to support and preserve Valley Forge National Historical Park!

Historic Knox Estate House Tour

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 1 – 4 pm
151 Library Lane, Malvern, PA
PC Knox Estate

Celebrate the season with a special open house and tour of the Historic Knox Estate in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The estate grounds were the headquarters site of General William Maxwell during the Valley Forge winter encampment and later was the home of United States Attorney General Philander Chase Knox in the early 1900s.

Experience the mansion in holiday decor, take a guided tour through its historic halls, and enjoy light refreshments provided by Robert Ryan Catering. Read more about the history of the estate.

Advance reservations required – space is limited

$15 per person • Proceeds benefit the Valley Forge Park Alliance

Call 610-783-1777 or visit for more information.

Parking: Parking for this event is in the Wilson Road parking lot. Overflow parking is available in the Knox parking lot located on Valley Creek Road (SR 252). Click here to view map. Both parking locations are an approximately five minute walk to the Knox house. Drivers may drop off passengers at the front door of the Knox house and then park in either the Wilson Road parking lot or Knox parking lot. Please note that Library Lane is one-way towards the Knox house from its intersection with Yellow Springs Road.

Robert Ryan Catering

Special thanks to Robert Ryan Catering for their generosity in catering this event. The National Park Service has leased the historic Philander Chase Knox Estate to Valley Forge Park Events, LLC (A partnership between Robert Ryan Catering & Design and The Party Center) in an effort to enhance this and other sites within Valley Forge National Historic Park for generations to come.


For catering purposes, which day you are most likely to attend?

The Army Arrives! Commemoration of the Continental Army’s March-In to Valley Forge

Monday, December 19 6 – 8 pm VFNHP Visitor Center Free Event
March-In of the Continental Army

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.

Student Transportation Funds for Teachers

student transportation fund

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

Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project

muster roll

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.

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