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Trail Tuesdays: Weekly Walks in the Park!

Tuesdays 10 am – 11 am walk starts at Alliance table in Visitor Center lower lot Free Event
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 or call 484-886-5853.

Upcoming Topics

April 3 Mindy Cohan, VMD • How to protect our pets against many parasites including ticks, fleas and heart worms. Mindy is a freelance writer, guest veterinarian on WXPN’s Kids Corner and Park Ambassador at Valley Forge.
April 10 Jennifer Clarke, VMD, King of Prussia Veterinary Hospital • Ask A Vet
April 17 Zoetis, our event sponsor and a vet
April 24 Izabela Restivo is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) specializing in helping shelter dogs get – and stay – adopted.
May 1 Deirdre Gibson, Chief of Planning and Resource Management for VFNHP explains the meadow and other natural features that we walk past each week.
May 8 Dr. William Duffy • The Benefits of a Plant-based Diet
May 15 Mary Ellen Heisey, avid birder and guide for bird walks in the park will discuss birds that live in VFNHP.
May 29 VFNHP Superintendent Steve Sims • Update on Park News and Happenings.
June 5 Gretchen Skwer, Paoli Hospital • Walk with a Nutritionist

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.

Join the Continental Army

First Saturday of the month, February – April 11 am 10:45 registration in Visitor Center
Upcoming Session: Saturday, April 7 Free Event

Age Requirements: Join the Continental Army – 7 years or older

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 3-part series offered on Saturdays from February – April to advance their skills.

For additional information: Visit or contact Robert Donnelly at 610-783-1072.

The General’s Hounds

Tuesday, April 24 6 – 8 pm Washington Memorial Chapel Rain or shine
Pre-registration required by April 17
sponsored by Zoetis
American Foxhounds B.A.R.K. Ranger Photo: Mindy Cohen

Join us for a stroll through the grounds of Washington Memorial Chapel with General Washington, as interpreted by Mt. Vernon’s famed Dean Malissa. It’s a night of hounds, hotdogs, presidential ale, and more.

Throughout the night, NPS Ranger Jennifer Bolton will assist attendees in taking the B.A.R.K. Ranger Pledge where dogs earn a B.A.R.K ranger bandana as positive reinforcement for good behavior in the Park.

Bag your waste
Always wear a leash
Respect wildlife
Know where you can go

Proceeds benefit Valley Forge Park Alliance, Main Line Animal Rescue and Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge.

Purchase Tickets

$25 per person

$10 per dog

All dogs must be accompanied by a registered Master. Limit 1 dog per person. Dogs must be leashed for entire event.

Did You Know?

George Washington was not only one of America’s founding fathers but is also known as the father of the American Foxhound. General Washington owned a variety of dogs from herding dogs to lap dogs but hunting hounds were his real passion and spent years trying to breed a super hound for fox hunting.

Become a Sponsor!

Includes the opportunity to host a table, on-site recognition, and admission tickets based on level of sponsorship.

$500 Field Master Sponsor • includes four admission tickets
$250 Tally Ho! Sponsor • include two admission tickets


Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run®

Sunday, April 22 7:30 – noon (8:30 race start) Registration fee required Rain or shine
Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run

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. «read more»

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


The Rev Run is the largest one-day fundraiser in the Park. Success not only requires race participants and hundreds of volunteers but also the generosity of the following sponsors.

Elmwood Park Zoo Upper Merion Township Board of Community Assistance
JC Pool & Spa PECO
UGI AmeriGas
Founding Farmers Valley Forge Penn Medicine Valley Forge REI Co-op
Best Western AVE Living Shake Shack
Devon Orthodontics Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge TD Bank
hbk engineering Canvas Valley Forge Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Valley Forge Chapter