Historic Valley Forge

Valley Forge is the story of the six month encampment of the Continental Army of the newly formed United States of America under the command of General George Washington, a few miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

No battle was fought here, but from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, a struggle against the elements and low morale was overcome on this sacred ground.

"Naked and starving as they are we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery."
-General George Washington at Valley Forge, February 16, 1778.

"Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it."

-The Crisis by Thomas Paine

The History

Read about the Continental Army's grueling 6-month encampment at Valley Forge.

Who Served Here

The famous, not-so-famous and infamous people who camped with Washington at Valley Forge.

George Washington

To understand Valley Forge, you need to understand more about George Washington.

Fun & Games

Time out from studying

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to question often asked about Valley Forge.

Visit Valley Forge

Where to stay, where to eat, what to see and do!