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 Gen. 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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Hiking Pennsylvania

by John L. Young (Falcon Guides)

Visit one of the most important sites in American history.Walk through the encampment where Gen. 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.

© 2015 John L. Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: King of Prussia
Distance: 6.7
Elevation Gain: 432 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia 19406; (610) 783-1000; www.nps.gov/vafo
Local Maps: USGS Valley Forge, PA
Driving Directions: Directions to Valley Forge National Historical Park

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