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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.

Trail Tuesdays: Weekly Walks in the Park!

Tuesdays 10 – 11 am meet at Wilson Road parking lot (1700 Wilson Rd.)
Grab lunch after your walk! 20% discount for VFPA members at The Tavern at Valley Forge
10% discount for VFPA members at Black Powder Tavern
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.

July 3 – August 28: We’re going to walk on the Valley Creek Trail, where there's more shade! Details to follow. We’ll meet in the Wilson Rd. parking lot (1700 Wilson Rd.) and walk over to the trail together. Trail is flat but unpaved. Suitable for strollers. We’ll walk about the same time and distance. After August 28: We’ll be back to starting the walks at the Alliance table in the Visitor Center lower parking lot.

Upcoming Topics

September 18 Izabela Restivo is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) specializing in helping shelter dogs get – and stay – adopted. She will be covering “Ways to Introduce Dogs Appropriately”.
October 2 Join a Main Line Health practitioner for information and advice on cancer and nutrition.
November 13 Join a Main Line Health practitioner for information on prediabetes 101.

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.

Guided Bus Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution – Leave the Driving to Us!

Tuesday, September 11 8:45 am (depart) to 3 pm (return to VFNHP)
Advance registration required by September 5 VFPA Members: $90 | Non-Members: $110

Hop aboard our luxury bus and enjoy the convenience of door-to-door transportation to and from the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia’s newest museum, dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution and its continued relevance today. While en route, you’ll learn the why Washington selected Valley Forge for the winter encampment and its importance to winning America’s freedom. Enjoy a guided tour with a Museum expert who will provide additional insights about the artifacts and exhibits, and dig-deeper into the stories behind the objects on display. «read more»

Stoneleigh – A Natural Garden

Thursday, October 18 10 am – 12 pm meet at Mansion main entrance
Advance registration required – limit 20 persons VFPA Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30

Join us for a breathtaking two-hour tour of Stoneleigh, a magnificent 42-acre estate located in Villanova, Pennsylvania. After the tour, lunch with us at Savona. Lunch is optional and at your own cost. «read more»

Join us for a special celebration for and with Alliance members and donors on Thursday, September 27. This sunset reception, hosted at the Park’s outdoor pavilion, is a night of fellowship with and recognition of our most important constituency – YOU!

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Calendar at a Glance – Upcoming Events

9/11 VFPA bus trip to the Museum of the American Revolution • Fee required
9/27 Member & Donor Celebration
9/29 National Public Lands Day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
10/6 Speaker Series at Washington Memorial Chapel • Ron Patterson – The Role of the Oneida in the American Revolution
10/18 VFPA tour of Stoneleigh, Villanova, PA • Fee required
10/23 Movie screening of Redcoats, voted best Local Short Film at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
11/6 Dinner with History • Fee required • RSVP by October 30

For more information, email

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