History

In the scheme of the American Revolutionary War, Valley Forge holds a memorable spot. This is where George Washington encamped his men for the winter – and where 2,000 of them died, not in battle, but from attempting to survive the elements. Today, Valley Forge National Park is a historical site with a welcome center, preserved original buildings from the encampment (as well as replicas), and miles of trails that crisscross the hillsides. Besides its historical significance, it’s also a center of outdoor activities.

Outdoor Activities and Events at Valley Forge

Events

Annual events are held in the park, including a reenactment of the march-out of Washington’s Continental Army, a July 4th celebration, and a commemorative event for Veteran’s Day.

Events

Annual events are held in the park, including a reenactment of the march-out of Washington’s Continental Army, a July 4th celebration, and a commemorative event for Veteran’s Day.

5-Mile Run

The Revolutionary 5-Mile Run is held yearly during the month of April. Runners are tested on the park’s hilly trails during this race.

Hiking & Running

Trail-blazers will never get bored on over 20 miles of trails that stretch across the park. There are easier trails for beginners as well as more challenging paths, and Plumb Martin Trail in particular skirts many of the park’s important landmarks.

Fishing

The area is perfect for fishermen and anglers of all skill levels. Schulykill River and Valley Creek both run through the park, offering a diverse array of catch.

Biking

20 miles of trails provide the perfect opportunity to bike, enjoy the scenery, and feel the wind in your hair.

Picnics

Designated picnic areas are prime spots to enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Valley Forge, PA. Grills are available at select locations for a hot meal.

Enjoy history and the outdoors in one unique setting at Valley Forge National Park. For convenience, come and stay with us at nearby Double Tree Valley Forge.