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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 the stewards of the past and advocates for the future.

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!

Annual Commemoration of the March-In of the Continental Army

Tuesday, December 19 6 pm – 8 pm Visitor Center & Muhlenberg Brigade Huts
candle-lit Continental camp

On December 19, 1777, General George Washington’s Continental Army "marched in" to Valley Forge to set up winter quarters. This annual event commemorates their arrival and determination to persevere against nearly insurmountable hardship and difficult conditions during their 6-month encampment.

Join us this December 19th and experience an evening in Valley Forge. Take a candle-lit guided walk to the Muhlenberg Brigade huts where you’ll encounter a living continental camp. Warm up in the Visitor Center with 18th century music, refreshments, and more.

Event is weather dependent. Call 610-783-1000 to confirm.

Continue the March-in festivities at The Tavern of Valley Forge!

The Tavern at Valley Forge

Attendees to the March-In will receive a 20%* discount on December 19 when mentioning the March-In. Members of the Alliance will receive a 20%* discount any time they visit and show their membership card. The Tavern at Valley Forge is located in Audubon, a few minutes drive from VFNHP. The Tavern is a full-service restaurant serving lunch and dinner and offers over 100 American micro-brews and ciders. Visit to view the entire menu.

* Applies to regularly priced food & nonalcoholic beverages

Purchase a Gift Membership

Michael Ticcino images

A gift membership is a perfect way to share your love for Valley Forge National Historical Park with family and friends.

Make and share memories with a special gift that includes:

  • One-year Alliance Membership
  • 8×10 photograph by Michael Ticcino, award winning image maker. Select from Winter at Washington’s Headquarters, Encampment at Night, or This is Why I Run the Park.
  • Special gift note and the personal satisfaction of supporting Valley Forge National Historical Park!

Gift membership can be directly mailed to you or to your recipient with a special gift note.

Speaker Series

Tuesday, January 2 7 pm Washington Memorial Chapel Suggested donation: $10
sponsored by Sponsored by The Sherrin H. and Bruce A. Baky Foundation Sponsored by Malvern Federal Savings Bank
Art and the American Revolution

This talk will highlight two of the founders of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the artists Charles Willson Peale and William Rush. Peale, who many consider a Renaissance Man, painted portraits of numerous political figures in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. He was also deeply interested in the scientific world and was militarily and politically involved in the creation of America as a nation separate from England. William Rush, famed as a sculptor who carved figure heads for American vessels, was also involved with various committees for the improvement of his native Philadelphia. He had a major influence on the formalizing and teaching of art in America. Both were well-known artists in their day, and were involved with political, military, and cultural activities during and after the War for Independence.

About the Speaker

Gale Lawson

Gale Rawson retired last year after 36 years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), first as Associate and then Senior Registrar of the Museum. Prior to that, she was the associate registrar of the Yale University Art Gallery and an appraiser with Schiffer Antiques. During her time at PAFA she organized over 300 exhibitions, including Red Grooms, Horace Pippin, American Sublime, Daniel Garber, Cecilia Beaux & Henry Ossawa Tanner. She is currently working exclusively on PAFA’s World War I and American Art exhibition, which appeared last year (2017) at PAFA and the New York Historical Society. It is currently at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, where it will conclude at the end of this month (January 2018).

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 or call 484-886-5853.

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.

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!

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