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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 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 molly@vfparkalliance.org 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.

Upcoming Topics

July 17 Dr. Bonnie Koo, a Board Certified Dermatologist • Overview about skin cancer, who is at risk, and how to protect your skin

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.

VFPA Crayfish Corps Day

Wednesday, August 22 9 am – noon Valley Creek (exact location to be determined)
Limit 30 - advance registration req'd by 8/20 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»

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 Mansion & Garden Tour

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 Mansion and Gardens, 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»

Calendar at a Glance – Upcoming Events

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 info@vfparkalliance.org.

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