Turning the Tides of War: French Alliance
|Saturday, May 6 10 am – 4 pm Muhlenberg Brigade Huts||Free Event|
Huzzah! Long live the King of France. When France joined the Revolutionary War as an ally to the colonies, our soldiers rejoiced that they were no longer fighting alone. Join us in celebrating the French Alliance with cannon and musket firing. At noon, meet General Du Portail who will cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the reconstructed Fort John Moore Redoubt.
At 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, visitors can participate in a military ceremony similar to that the Continental Army experienced on May 6, 1778. Throughout the day, civilians and camp followers bring the experience to life operating the regimental bake oven and teaching 18th century dancing to properly celebrate the occasion.
|11 – 11:30 am||French Alliance Day Military Ceremony|
|12 pm||Grand Opening of Fort John Moore Redoubt with ceremonial ribbon cutting by General Du Portail|
|1 – 1:30 pm||French Alliance Day Military Ceremony|
|3 – 3:30 pm||French Alliance Day Military Ceremony|
|Saturday, May 13 11 am – 3 pm Muhlenberg Brigade Huts||Free Event|
Impact of Women During the Valley Forge Encampment
and the American Revolution
They were Spies. Entrepreneurs. Patriots. Mothers.
General Washington could not have won the war without them. Join park rangers and volunteers in recognition of both the women at the Valley Forge winter encampment, and the revolutionary moms in your own life. Have fun with your family while learning about the amazing lives and contributions of women who were with the Continental Army.
Weaving, Sewing, & Washing
Espionage: Tricks of the Trade
Musket Firing Demonstrations
...and much more!
|Friday, June 16 6:30 – 8:30 pm Pavilion & Mini Parade||RSVP Required by 6/2/17|
Join us for a sunset picnic celebrating the arrival of The Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge and commemorating the march-out of the Continental Army on June 19, 1778.
Evening includes General Washington, as interpreted by Dean Malissa, and special guest speaker Jeff Devlin, host of Stone House Revival on the DIY Network, who will present the 2017 General Steuben Award.
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General Member (Individual and Family)*$20 per person
Non-Members$35 per person
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Fort John Moore Redoubt Opens
The March-In of the Continental Army annual event on Monday, December 19, 2016 commemorated the 239th anniversary of the December 19, 1777 “march in” of General George Washington’s Continental Army to Valley Forge. The anniversary event also celebrated the opening of the newly rehabilitated Fort John Moore/Redoubt #2. Situated in its original location, the earthen fortress will allow visitors to experience this important military installation used by Washington’s army during the encampment. read more...