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

In 1976, Valley Forge became a national park and a group of visionary citizens united as “Friends” to support it. Over 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.

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. We welcome you to join the Alliance and help us to support and preserve Valley Forge National Historical Park!

Trail Tuesdays: Weekly Walks in the Park!

Tuesdays 10 am – 11 am walk starts at Alliance table in Visitor Center lower lot Free Event
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 molly@vfparkalliance.org or call 484-886-5853.

NEW! Prescribe-a-Trail Events

Prescribe-A-Trail allows you to walk and talk with a health care professional on a range of different healthy living topics each week.

Tuesday, Oct. 17 Dr. William N. Duffy, Penn Personalized Care Physician. Dr. Duffy will address medical questions and discuss healthy living.

Email info@vfparkalliance.org 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.


Whole Foods “Nickels for Non-Profits”

Whole Foods Market

We are thrilled to announce that Whole Foods Market in Devon has selected the Alliance to participate in their Nickels for Non-Profits program, whereby shoppers have the option of receiving a five-cent credit (per bag) or donating five cents to the Alliance. This is a great way to not only generate funds but also expand awareness as our name, logo, and mission will be promoted at every cash register from October through January 2018. Recycle, raise funds and build awareness... it’s all in the bag!


Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 7 7 pm Washington Memorial Chapel Free Event
sponsored by Sponsored by The Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation Sponsored by Malvern Federal Savings Bank
Nathanael Greene: Thrice the Savior
of the Continental Army

Nathanael Greene was the strategist of the American Revolution. His role in the War for Independence was second only to General George Washington. Born and reared a Quaker, with no military experience, he was promoted from private to brigadier general overnight. George Washington and Nathanael Greene were the only general officers who served in that capacity throughout the war.

It was General Nathanael Greene who pulled the Continental Army from the throes of certain death at Valley Forge. It was General Greene who first petitioned Congress for a Declaration of Independence. It was Greene who was given the desperate task of commanding the Southern Department of the Continental Army after other commanders had failed. It was Greene who lured British General Cornwallis to Yorktown. Unable to participate or witness the victorious battle, he was forced to immediately return south with his troops and subdue the remaining British forces. Greene led his troops in battle and laid siege for a year after the victory at Yorktown. His persistence finally forced the British to evacuate the South.

Moreover, it was Greene who was constantly harassed by Congress, and ultimately forsaken by them. Three years after the official end of the war, Nathanael Greene was dead at the age of forty-four. His premature death was not only a result of the intense hardships of war, but the hardships and cruelty inflicted on him by the United States Congress.

About the Speaker

Janet Uhlar

Author, lecturer, and screenplay writer, Janet Uhlar’s genre (biographical fiction) is rarely seen. She is the author of two books on forgotten heroes of the American Revolution: Liberty’s Martyr: The Story of Dr. Joseph Warren (2009), and Freedom’s Cost: The Story of General Nathanael Greene (2011). Janet, who lives on Cape Cod, is presently working on a book about John Hancock.

Janet is on the Board of Trustees of the Nathanael Greene Homestead, and on the advisory board of the Mulberry Grove Foundation and the General Nathanael Greene Monument Foundation. Her lectures on Nathanael Greene and Joseph Warren have inspired the Valley Forge monument project completed on in September, 2015 by the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution; the Nathanael Greene Park Project in South Boston, VA; and the Warren Sash Project in Coventry, RI.


Veterans Day Commemoration

Saturday, November 11 11 am – noon National Memorial Arch Free Event
National Memorial Arch

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.

11 am – 12 pm: Commemoration Ceremony at the National Memorial Arch

The National Park Service will be joined by local and national military organizations to honor our nation’s heroes through traditional ceremonial services. Concluding the event an Oath of Enlistment Ceremony will induct several new recruits into the United States Military.

12 – 3 pm: American Military Through the Ages at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts

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.

Valley Forge Trolley Tours – 90 minutes

Guided tours depart from the Visitor Center at 12 pm and 2 pm. A 10% discount will be given to all military personnel.

Ranger-led Walking Tours – 40 minutes

Meet outside the Park Theater at 12:20 pm and 2:20 pm and walk 1/4 mile to Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.


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