Valley Forge: American Revolution Tour

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  • 4.5 Hours
  • Driving Tour
  • Max Guests: 14
  • Public Tour
  • Tuesday - Sunday

Valley Forge: American Revolution Tour Details

Leave the driving to us and let our local guide drive you in our comfortable tour van for a half-day excursion into The Countryside of Philadelphia to historic Valley Forge National Historical Park!

Once aboard our vehicle, you’ll be on your way to one of the most significant sites of the American Revolutionary War. Your guide will tell stories of the Continental Army preparing for war, stopping at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts to give us an idea of conditions in the encampment.

Your visit to the park might include a stop at the Valley Forge Visitor Center, displaying historic objects and artifacts, as well as Washington’s Headquarters along the Schuylkill River. You’ll have time to enjoy sites of interest on foot, including the National Memorial Arch, a striking memorial to those who served, and also the gothic-style Washington Memorial Chapel.

Come and discover the incredible history captured in monuments scattered around Valley Forge’s picturesque surroundings.

  • Explore the beautiful park that once hosted the encampment of George Washington’s Continental Army and hear how this moment in history was a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
  • Learn about the time that preceded the encampment at Valley Forge, from the British taking New York to their campaign to seize Philadelphia.
  • Understand the brutal conditions and extreme hardships overcome by the brave soldiers and citizens at Valley Forge.
  • Hear stories of the historical figures involved in the encampment, including General Washington, Baron Friedrich von Steuben, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, the Marquis de Lafayette and General Henry Knox.
  • Discover the majesty of the current-day park and how it has changed from a place of struggle and hardship to an every day park for walkers, runners, bikers and nature lovers.

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation to/from Philly & Valley Forge
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide

Pick-up Information

  • Daily
  • Start times: 9am
  • Meeting Location: 1848 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (the Bus parking spot outside and down from the Urban Farmer along the Ben Franklin Parkway (On the Ben Franklin side of the Logan Hotel).

Community Impact

This tour educates guests on the diverse community that existed in Valley Forge during the encampment, highlighting the contributions of underrepresented groups in history such as women, African Americans, and Native Americans.

Our experience highlights the importance of a multi-use national park, used by millions of people every year for learning and recreational activities.

A tour in our small shuttle means less pollution than the common large bus tours.

We mindfully design our tours to explore areas on foot, thus doing our part to lessen our environmental impact.

Itinerary

Valley Forge National Historical Park

This 3,500-acre park was once the encampment site of the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-1778 and displays a collection of memorials and monuments commemorating the soldiers and generals during a significant turning point of the American Revolutionary War.

National Memorial Arch

This giant memorial stands to commemorate the arrival of Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge.

Washington Memorial Chapel

This active chapel is a Gothic Revival-style memorial dedicated to General George Washington.

George Washington’s Headquarters

This idyllic stone country home was the headquarters of George Washington during most of the encampment and can be viewed from the outside year-round. The interior of the home is open to the public on a seasonal basis.

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