The Friends of Valley Forge is now the
Valley Forge Park Alliance
Valley Forge Park Alliance announced during Heritage Night on June 17, 2016.
This year marks a special anniversary for us – in 1976, Valley Forge became a national park and a group of visionary citizens united as “Friends” to support it. 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. As a friend of Valley Forge Park and now a friend of the Valley Forge Park Alliance, YOU are the reason for our success. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to support and preserve Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Our Mission: The Alliance works 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.
Sullivan’s Bridge Opens Friday, August 19th
|Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 10:30 – 11:30 am Public welcome||Free Event|
|Location: Betzwood area north of the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge NHP (off South Trooper Road)|
PARKING ARRANGEMENTS: Extremely limited at Betzwood. Car pooling and van pooling strongly encouraged. Additional parking at Valley Forge NHP visitor lot. Short walk to the ceremony. Click here to view map of location and parking.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Valley Forge National Historical Park invite you to celebrate the Sullivan’s Bridge grand opening! The event includes ribbon-cutting ceremony and brief remarks by State Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards, Park Superintendant Kate Hammond and others. Event is free and open to the public.
In summer 2013, a contest to name the new pedestrian bridge was held with 15 persons selecting Sullivan’s Bridge in honor of Major General Sullivan, who directed the construction of a bridge across as an escape route for Washington, if the British attacked. His bridge was constructed in just one month.
Read more on Major General Sullivan.
Friends Speaker Series
|Tuesday, May 3 7 pm||Special Location: Park Theater|
About the Speaker
|Saturdays: June 18 | July 16 | July 30 | August 13 | Sept. 3 10 am – 3 pm||Free Event|
Join us at Muhlenberg Brigade to experience camp life through interactive activities and special demonstrations such as bread baking and cooking.
|Saturday October 17* 9 am – 1 pm||Comfortable clothing & sturdy footwear recommended|
|* subject to rescheduling based on weather|
Thanks to the great work of NOVA (Network Of Volunteer Associates), sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the Hut Brigade has been busy assisting NPS staff with daubing and doing whatever necessary to bring the new huts to completion so that visitors can enjoy. Join the fun and make a great contribution to this important work. No prior construction or building experience is necessary however you must be at least 16 years old to participate. For more information, email email@example.com.
Student Transportation Funds for Teachers
The Friends of Valley Forge Park has established a fund to provide free transportation for qualifying school groups to visit the Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP). The goal is to make it easier for teachers and students to access the exhibits and many educational resources offered by the VFNHP. Funds to reimburse the costs of transportation are currently available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to Schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Regions (schools should be within a 45 mile radius of VFNHP). read more
Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project
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.