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Washington’s Headquarters in Winter

Foresight has preserved and protected the Valley Forge legacy for over two hundred years, starting in 1877 when Anna Morris Holstein and the Valley Forge Centennial Memorial Association raised the money to purchase and preserve General Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge. Today, the Valley Forge Park Alliance continues the foresight and work of its founders. We are the stewards of the past and advocates for the future.

Our mission is to inspire appreciation of and support for Valley Forge National Historical Park. Please support our mission by joining as a member, making a contribution, or becoming a volunteer.

July 4th Community Picnic in the Park

Wednesday, July 4 11 am – 3 pm Visitor Center and Mini Parade Free Event
Picnic in the Park

July 4th Community Picnic in the Park welcomes thousands of neighbors, families, and kids, plus visitors from around the country to celebrate our nation’s independence on the hallowed grounds of Valley Forge.

The day includes music, food, historical games, and crafts that teach more about the Valley Forge experience (but don’t tell the kids).

Volunteers Needed!
We need your help to make this annual event a success. A variety of positions are available. For more information or to sign-up click here.

VFPA Night: Frank P. Law Summer Carillon Series at Washington Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, July 11 6:30 – 7 pm Bell Tower tours/light refreshments 7:30 pm Concert
VFPA Members: Free but RSVP is required Non-Members: $20 per person

Join us on Wednesday, July 11 for a special evening at Washington Memorial Chapel’s Summer Carillon Series. The evening includes a meet and greet with the Chapel’s Carillonneur, Doug Gefvert, and the evening’s guest carillonneur, Geert D’hollander, Director of Carillon Services at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida and the carillon composition teacher at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium. «tickets & further information»

Trail Tuesdays: Weekly Walks in the Park!

Tuesdays 10 – 11 am JUNE: walk starts at Alliance table in Visitor Center lower lot
JULY: meet at Wilson Road parking lot (1700 Wilson Rd.)
Grab lunch at The Tavern at Valley Forge after your walk – 20% discount for members!
trail tuesdays

Join us for Trail Tuesdays as we walk, talk, get healthy, and be happy! Walk is for all fitness levels. Dogs and strollers welcome. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be canceled. Contact Molly Duffy for any questions at or call 484-886-5853.

Upcoming Topics

June 26 Dr. Arthur of Experience Chiropractic • The Importance of Stretching

Email to add your name to our walkers list so that we can keep you informed about upcoming walks, schedule changes, and cancellations due to weather.

VFPA Crayfish Corps Day

Wednesday, August 22 9 am – noon Valley Creek (exact location to be determined)
Limit 30 - advance registration req'd by 8/15 Closed-toe shoes required
Crayfish Corps

Work alongside Park staff to remove invasive rusty crayfish that invaded Valley Creek in 2008. The rusty crayfish is bigger, more aggressive, and eats up to twice as much as native crayfish in Valley Creek. Long-term goal is to maintain a ratio of one rusty crayfish or less for every four native crayfish present in Valley Creek. «read more»

Calendar at a Glance – Upcoming Events

7/4 Annual July 4th Community Picnic in the Park • Volunteers needed
7/11 VFPA Night at Washington Memorial Chapel Carillon Concert. Rain or shine event.
8/22 VFPA Crayfish Corps Day • advance registration required
9/11 VFPA bus trip to the Museum of the American Revolution • Fee required
9/29 National Public Lands Day
10/18 VFPA tour of Stoneleigh Mansion & Gardens, Villanova, PA • Fee required
10/23 Movie screening of Redcoats, voted best Local Short Film at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

For more information, email

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