Valley Forge National Historical Park Self-Driving Tour

Valley Forge National Historical Park Self-Driving Tour

From US$ 10 per person

Relive the most harrowing days of the American Revolution with this narrated driving tour of Valley Forge. Here, George Washington’s Continental Army endured brutal cold, starvation, and betrayals which threatened to end the revolution for good.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Valid 365 days
from first activation
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Journey into the cold, seemingly hopeless tale of the American Revolution’s darkest days, when Washington’s army was on the brink of collapse
  • Visit the remnants of the camp where the Continental Army weathered the long winter of 1777 into 1778
  • See the headquarters where George Washington stayed and hear how the general kept his army strong through the winter
  • Learn the surprising role played by the Oneida tribe during the Revolutionary War
Full description

See Valley Forge National Historical Park, a flash-point of the American Revolution. Honor the soldiers who persevered in the face of tremendous hardship during the long winter at Valley Forge.

Start the tour near the visitor center with the cabins where ordinary soldiers weathered the deepening cold. Then head to the camp that was home to a preacher-turned-soldier with a flair for the dramatic: General Peter “Devil Pete” Muhlenberg. At Maine Memorial, learn about the bonds that held the colonies together during the revolution. Then, see the impressive National Memorial Arch. Hear about the ills besetting the camp, including waves of desertion which threatened to splinter the army.

Behold George Washington’s headquarters, which hide an important history. See the nearby George Washington Monument, where you’ll hear the truth about what made this man such an effective general. On the final stop, see the Patriots of African Descent Monument, where you’ll learn the seldom-told story of the first Black military regiment in the history of the United States. The tour concludes near the visitor center.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Works Offline
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This self-guided experience begins at Visitor Center At Valley Forge, 1000 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • This tour is valid forever - from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change.
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