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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!


Fort John Moore Redoubt Opens

The March-In of the Continental Army annual event on Monday, December 19, 2016 commemorated the 239th anniversary of the December 19, 1777 “march in” of General George Washington’s Continental Army to Valley Forge. The anniversary event also celebrated the opening of the newly rehabilitated Fort John Moore/Redoubt #2. Situated in its original location, the earthen fortress will allow visitors to experience this important military installation used by Washington’s army during the encampment. read more...

Fort Moore rebuilt

Join the Continental Army

First Saturdays, January – April 11 am 10:45 registration in Visitor Center
Upcoming Session: Saturday, February 4 Free Event

Age Requirements:
Join the Continental Army – 7 years or older
Army Essentials – open to all ages

Activities will take place outdoors. Please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes. Event is weather and staffing dependent. No reservations are necessary.

Join the Continental Army

Children are invited to “Join the Continental Army” and experience a day in the life of a continental soldier. Using wooden (dummy) muskets, the new recruits learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a 4-part series offered on Saturdays from January – April to advance in skills and be promoted within the ranks of the Continental Army. Topics covered will differ and build upon the previous sessions.

Children who cannot participate in the Join the Continental Army program are welcome to participate in Army Essentials which will be held on each of the four Saturdays and will teach the basic drills and commands of the Continental Army.

For additional information: contact Park Ranger William Troppman at 610-783-1075 or William_Troppman@nps.gov or visit go.nps.gov/JointheContinentalArmy.


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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