Outside of the Philadelphia area in King of Prussia, PA, lies historic Valley Forge National Park. It’s well known as the place where Gorge Washington and his army spent a winter during the Revolutionary War. Today visitors can come to Valley Forge and walk around to see memorials, reconstructions of the cabins they stayed in, and a few buildings that date back to the time that Washington was there. It’s also a popular spot with locals for jogging, bike riding, and having a picnic.
One of the highlights is Washington’s Headquarters, where he lived during the winter. Also of interest are the National Memorial Arch, Wayne Statue, Varnum’s Quarters, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. In addition there is a Visitor Center, which provides information on the area, a movie you can view, a gift shop, and a place to get snacks.
If you’re interested in seeing all of Valley Forge National Park but don’t want to do it on your own, consider a Trolley Tour. For $16 per adult you get a 90 minute guided tour through the park on an old fashioned trolley.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is free to visit and is open year round. Most inside areas are open from 9 am – 5 pm. The park can be found at 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA. They also run special events perodically throughout the year and have educational events for students and kids.