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Get a personalized tour of Valley Forge NHP with an expert! The Encampment Store will help your group explore the history, personal stories and landscape of one of the most significant events of the American Revolution. Our official National Park Service audited guides will board your bus or personal vehicle and lead your group through an enlightening and entertaining tour of the Park.
PLEASE NOTE: All Encampment Store operations (retail, tours and bike rentals) will be suspended in the event of a government shutdown. If you have a tour reserved while the Park is closed, we will reach out in advance of your tour date to discuss rescheduling.
For parties of 1 – 6 people, our tours are $95 for up to 2.5 hours. Please note, we will have limited guide availability the weekend after Thanksgiving and week after Christmas as we will be running our public trolley tours.
Standard tour lengths for groups (7+ people) are 2.5 hours, 1.5 hours or 1 hour, but we will customize our program to your needs. 2.5-hour tours are $160 per guide, 1.5-hour tours are $130 per guide, and a 1-hour tour is $100 (we recommend one guide per vehicle). We also have our 34-passenger trolley available to rent for private step-on tours for an additional fee ($300 for 2.5-hours, $220 for 1.5-hours and $150 for 1-hour).
Your guide will join your group on the 10-mile driving loop of Valley Forge Park, providing interpretation of the 6-month winter Washington’s army endured from 1777-1778 as well as the evolution of what was farmland and industry into a National Park. Groups will see all points of interest in the Park, including the National Memorial Arch and Washington’s Headquarters, but no stops are made where visitors disembark their vehicles.
Our 1.5-hour tour includes the same interpretation as the one-hour program, but also includes stops at the following:
Muhlenberg’s Brigade (15-20 minutes): The site where several regiments from predominantly Virginia stayed during the Valley Forge Encampment. Explore several reconstructed soldiers’ huts built to Washington’s specifications and learn about what life was like for members of the Army on the ground level. Please note, the area is grassy and walkways are gravel if visitors have limited mobility. The drop-off point to the huts is approximately 40 feet.
Washington’s Headquarters (20-30 minutes): The original building George and Martha Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the rest of Washington’s “military family” stayed during the Valley Forge Winter Encampment. Visitors may walk through Headquarters March through November, off-season tours December-February may explore the grounds surrounding the building but the structure itself will be closed to visitation.
2 to 2.5-hour tour
Our longest tour option provides all of the same content and stops as the 1.5-hour tour, but also includes the following stops:
National Memorial Arch (10 minutes): Dedicated 1917, the National Memorial Arch was commissioned by Congress and commemorates the hard-won victories off the battlefield during the American Revolution. The Arch symbolizes the importance of overcoming obstacles like disease, supply crises, political discord, public division and the individual struggles everyone touched by war faces, not just during the Valley Forge Encampment but every day for 8 years, in garnering American independence.
Grand Parade Ground (20 minutes): The site of where Baron Friedrich von Steuben began retraining Washington’s troops and formed the foundation of the United States’ Army.
Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the desired tour date.
Please note, our guides enter into guests’ vehicles and will not convey visitors in the guide’s vehicle.
Reservations are required.
For more information, or for availability and fees, please call 610-624-5010 or Contact Us