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Your Oasis. Your History. Our Mission.

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.

2018 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2018 Annual Report which demonstrates the impact of your support and the success of the Park and the Alliance due to the efforts of volunteers, members, donors and Park Partners. Thank you for being a significant part of our growth and success, and your role in demonstrating the impact of partnership in action. We look forward to an exciting and busy 2019 with you by our side!

Trail Tuesdays: Weekly Walks in the Park!

Tuesdays 10 – 11 am meet at Alliance Table in Visitor Center lower parking lot

Support our sponsors by enjoying lunch after your walk! Present VFPA membership card for discount.
The Tavern at Valley Forge (20% discount)  •  Black Powder Tavern (10% discount)

The last walk of each month will be on the Grand Parade Trail. Meet in the parking lot at Steuben Plaza (1/2 mile west of Washington Memorial Chapel on Rt. 23). Trail is mown grass.

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.

April is dog month!

Apr. 2 Izabela Restivo, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) •
The importance of canine mental and physical stimulation
Apr. 9 Lisa Miller, Psychic, Medium, and Animal Communicator
Apr. 13 (Saturday) • Kick-off the spring trail season and opening day for Rails to Trails Conservancy with Alliance volunteer Laura Wagoner. Bring along your favorite furry friend!

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.

Calendar at a Glance – Upcoming Events

Mar. 26 Guided Bird Walks • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot • 8 am
Apr. 2 Speaker SeriesRemember Our Valley Forge Times: Lafayette, Washington, and the Winter of 1777–78 • Diane Windham Shaw
Apr. 6 Join the Continental Army! • Register at 10:45 am in Temporary Visitor Center
Free Event • Children must be 7 or older • Weather dependent: Call 610-783-1099 for updates
Apr. 9 Guided Bird Walks • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot • 8 am
Apr. 23 Guided Bird Walks • Meet at Artillery Park parking lot • 8 am
Apr. 28 Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run ®REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
May 7 Speaker Series Concert • Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks • Toe tapping and hand clapping evening from 7pm – 8:30 pm • Fee required • «tickets & information»

For more information, email

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 of 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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