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The Friends of Valley Forge is now the
Valley Forge Park Alliance

In 1976, Valley Forge became a national park and a group of visionary citizens united as “Friends” to support it. Over 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.

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!

Final Speaker Event of the Season • Tickets now available

Tuesday, May 9 New Date 7 pm Park Theater Advance registration required
May 2017 Speaker Series

Alliance Members and Washington Memorial Heritage Donors:
Free with advance registration*

Non-members: $20 per ticket

* Young Friend or Individual member – 1 free ticket
* Family membership or higher – 2 free tickets

Click here to reserve or purchase your tickets.

Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run®

Sunday, April 23 7:30 – 11 am 8:30 race start Rain or shine
Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
USATF Mid-Atlantic logo
Part of the USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix

The Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run ® is a unique challenge for runners of all skill levels. Runners trek the five-mile USATF certified course that traverses the scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park. The event also includes a 3 mile walk and the 1.776km Young Patriots Run for kids ages 6–14.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Register Today

Volunteers Needed: The Rev Run is the largest one-day fundraiser in the Park. Success not only requires race participants and gracious sponsors but also volunteers to ensure a perfect event. To volunteer, please email info@vfparkalliance.org.

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their
support of the 10th Anniversary Rev Run.
peco UGI PNC Bank
SEI Einstein Healthcare Network Elmwood Park Zoo
JC Pool and Spa Nolan Painting REI
Shake Shack Track & Field

Join the Continental Army

First Saturdays, January – April 11 am 10:45 registration in Visitor Center
Upcoming Session: Saturday, April 1 Free Event

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

Event is held outdoors. Dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes. During inclement weather, activities may be cancelled.

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 questions: Visit go.nps.gov/JointheContinentalArmy or call Michael DiPaolo at 610-783-1037.

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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