Valley Forge National Historical Park

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Visit one of the most important sites in American history. Walk through the encampment where General George Washington and 11,000 of his patriot soldiers spent the harsh winter of 1777–1778 after suffering two crushing defeats in Philadelphia. Highlights are the reconstructed soldiers’ huts, the Washington Memorial Chapel, the Memorial Arch, and the statue of Baron Frederic von Steuben, the Prussian military leader who volunteered to change Washington’s army from a dissolute band of irregulars into a disciplined fighting machine.
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by John L. and Debra Young (Falcon Guides)

Visit one of the most important sites in American history. Walk through the encampment where General George Washington and 11,000 of his patriot soldiers spent the harsh winter of 1777–1778 after suffering two crushing defeats in Philadelphia.

Highlights are the reconstructed soldiers’ huts, the Washington Memorial Chapel, the Memorial Arch, and the statue of Baron Frederic von Steuben, the Prussian military leader who volunteered to change Washington’s army from a dissolute band of irregulars into a disciplined fighting machine.

© 2016 John L. and Debra Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: King of Prussia
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia, PA 19406; (610) 783-1077; www.nps.gov/vafo
Local Maps: USGS Valley Forge, PA; Valley Forge National Historical Park Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Valley Forge National Historical Park

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