Valley Forge Nat'l Hist Park

Revolutionary War encampment site Dec 1777- June 1778. Commemorates the Continental Army's determination to persevere during harsh conditions of war.

Superintendent Sims addresses the crowd at the Veterans day commemoration ceremony on Saturday November 11, 2017 at @valleyforgepark. Standing at the foot of the National Memorial Arch, he is has elected officials and dignitaries seated to his left and right.
Caption this! What do you think General Washington and his aide are thinking? 💭#FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark  #CaptionThis #ParkPose
“Keep close to nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir (📷: Thank you to visitor @rowdyfosho for sharing this photo!) #WednesdayWisdom #ValleyForgePark #FindYourPark
The aftermath of recent storms has made for some beautiful skies here at Valley Forge! 🌤 Visitor @phaithfullady captured this photo earlier this week. Be sure to tag your photos of the park with #ValleyForgePark for a chance to be featured here on our page! #FindYourPark #NPS101
Did you know that there are over 20 miles of authorized biking trails in the park? Bring your own bike or rent one through @theencampmentstore when you get here to see the sights of Valley Forge on two wheels. 🚴#FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” - Lady Bird Johnson (📸: Thank you to visitor @carlygiangiulio for capturing this photo!) #WednesdayWisdom #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark
Create a masterpiece inspired by Valley Forge 🎨 The next session of our Summer Art Series in collaboration with @chestercountyartassociation will be held tomorrow morning at Knox Covered Bridge! Visit our website for more information. (📸: Thank you to @jeanne.bruneau for sharing her piece from last time!) #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark
We ❤ our Junior Rangers! Stop by the Visitor Center during your next visit to learn more about Valley Forge, complete our Junior Ranger program, and earn your very own Junior Ranger badge! #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark #JuniorRanger
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” - William Shakespeare #WednesdayWisdom #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark (📸: Thank you to visitor @crystal_haring for capturing this photo!)
What do the National Memorial Arch and the Ben Franklin Bridge have in common? They were both designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret! Some of Cret’s other works include the Barnes Foundation Museum and the Old Federal Reserve Bank building in Philadelphia. (📸: Thank you to visitor @tessa_smucker for capturing the Memorial Arch so beautifully!) #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark #NMA100Years
The dog days of summer are upon us! This is a friendly reminder to stay hydrated during your visit to Valley Forge. There are water fountains (for both humans and their four-legged friends) located throughout the park! #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark #BarkRanger
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” - Frank Lloyd Wright (📸: Special thanks to visitor @mariein3d for this sunset view from Sullivan’s Bridge!) #WednesdayWisdom #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark
Ever wonder what life in the encampment was really like? Join Living History volunteers tomorrow (7/15) to experience camp life firsthand. Interactive activities and special demonstrations begin at 10 am at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark #LivingHistory
If you participated in last week’s #TriviaThursday you know that the Continental Army built 1,300 wooden huts in the first six weeks of the winter encampment at Valley Forge. Head over to our Facebook page to see if you can figure out the answer to this week’s question! #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir 🍃 #WednesdayWisdom #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark
It's almost time for our Annual 4th of July Community Picnic in the Park! We have an exciting lineup of events for this year's celebration, including historical games and crafts, live music, a delicious barbecue, and more! We hope you can join us here at Valley Forge on the 4th, click the link in our bio for more details. #FindYourPark #ValleyForgePark #July4th
Happy Summer from Valley Forge! Ranger-led walks, storytelling benches, living history reenactments, and trolley tours are just a few of the exciting programs we have to offer daily in the park this summer. Click the link in our bio to visit our website for more information and be sure to tag any photos of your visit with #ValleyForgePark for a chance to be featured on our page! (📸: Thanks to visitor @aocnac for this photo!)
Today is the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the National Memorial Arch here at Valley Forge! Share your favorite arch photos and stories with the hashtag #NMA100Years for a chance to be featured here on our page! (📸: Thanks to visitor @gabriellebrunner for this shot)
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