The best places to spend the 4th of July in Valley Forge
4th of July celebrations
Valley Forge served as a military encampment for General Washington during the Revolutionary War. Thus, it’s no surprise that the 4th of July celebrations in our area always look to the future by keeping an eye on the past! But even a seasoned veteran of all things Fourth may not realize all of the experiences that abound in our area. Allow us to make a few suggestions:
4th of July fireworks
Almost every township in Montgomery County has their own “birthday” festivities. The one common factor: a nighttime lightshow of 4th of July fireworks. Thus, if all you’re seeking is the firework “bombs bursting in air” upon nightfall, pull up a chair in Norristown, Glenside, Limerick or any of the multitude of townships that partake in this patriotic pastime.
If you’re searching for something more from your Fourth fanfare, Conshohocken shakes up the traditional line-up by having their firework free-for-all on the 3rd (at Sutcliffe Park). The following day, roll on down to Fayette Street for the 67th Annual Soap Box Derby, a family-fun event that’s a true slice of Americana.
No fireworks will be shot off at Valley Forge National Historical Park, but they make up for it with an annual massive picnic that includes the finest in food, entertainment, and patriotic pride. Just as historical of a tradition is Narberth’s annual festivities that are now 76 years old! But unlike the other trip back in time, their celebrations end with the largest firework display on the Main Line!
Hotels in Valley Forge
Even though there may be just as many hotels in Valley Forge as there are Fourth festivities, we hope you’ll consider booking a room with us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia – Valley Forge. Check out our special offers that will ensure your birthday salute to America is also a present to yourself!