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VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
P. O. Box 953
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania   19482-0953

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'Sledding Fun'
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Sledding fun at Valley Forge

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'Valley Creek Trail'
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Spring time on the Valley Creek Trail

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'White Tail Deer Buck'
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Historic building in winter

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'Cabin at Valley Forge'
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'Memorial Arch in Winter'
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Memorial Arch

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Tributary stream on the Valley Creek Trail

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'Snapping Turtle'
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Snapping turtle seen on the Schuylkill River Trail

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'Valley Creek in Spring'
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Valley Creek Trail in Spring

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'Anthony Wayne'
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Statue of Anthony Wayne

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'Washingtons Chapel'
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Washingtons Chapel after a fresh snowfall

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'Winter Encampment'
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Winter encampment cabin

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'Winter Encampment'
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'Winter Forage'
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Whitetail deer forage for food after winter snow at Valley Forge

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'Doorway to 1778'
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A view from one Cabin to Another

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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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'Blowing Snow'
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'White Tail Deer Does'
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'Defensive Perimeter Canons'
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Defensive perimeter canons

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'Revolutionary Soldier'
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'Rail Station at Washingtons Headquarters'
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Rail station at Washingtons Headquarters

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'Soldiers Homage'
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'Washingtons Headquarters'
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Washingtons Headquarters

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'Scenic Winter'
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View from Washingtons Chapel

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'Cross Country Skiing'
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Cross country skiers enjoy a crisp clear winter day at Valley Forge

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'Winter Encampment'
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
'Historic Old Building'
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
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'Turkey Vultures'
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Turkey Vultures in Pawlings Farm Barn

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'White Tail Deer Buck'
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
'White Tail Deer Buck'
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Valley Forge National Historical Park
'Memorial Arch in Winter'
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Memorial arch in winter

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'Flowering Dogwood'
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Flowering Dogwood blooms are a sure sign of spring at Valley Forge

The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary men and women ? like many of us, but these everyday men and women were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the collective sacrifices and dedication of the Revolutionary War generation, it pays homage to the ability of everyday Americans to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. <P>Of all the places associated with the American War for Independence, perhaps none has come to symbolize perseverance and sacrifice more than Valley Forge. The hardships of the encampment claimed the lives of one in ten, nearly all from disease. Despite the privations suffered by the army at Valley Forge, Washington and his generals built a unified professional military organization that ultimately enabled the Continental Army to triumph over the British. <P>Perhaps one of Washington?s soldiers said it best when he described his reasons for not abandoning the field despite the harsh conditions: "We had engaged in the defense of our wounded country and . . . we were determined to persevere." Private Joseph Plumb Martin, 8th Connecticut regiment, December 1777. <P> <P>
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Sport Fishin' Outlet
230 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
(610) 275-2441
Walt's Sport Shop
256 Spring Mill Ave
Conshohocken, PA
(610) 828-4658
Blue Water Fishing Tackle Co
1304 Conshohocken Rd # 185
Plymouth Meeting, PA
(610) 270-9620
French Creek Hunting & Fishing Outfitters
270 Schuylkill Rd
Phoenixville, PA
(610) 933-7200
Center Point Pond Inc
1814 Valley Forge Rd
Norristown, PA
(610) 222-9060
Montgomery County: Fishing
Norristown, PA
(610) 278-3070
Eyler's Inc Fly & Tackle
895 Penn St
Bryn Mawr, PA
(610) 527-3388
Area Cabins and Lodges
London Bridge Resorts
1150 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA
(610) 680-3500
Epic Resorts
1150 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA
(610) 992-0100
Springhill Suites
430 Plymouth Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA
(610) 940-0400
Wyndham Valley Forge Suites
888 Chesterbrook Blvd
Wayne, PA
(610) 647-6700
Sheraton Great Valley Inn
707 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA
(610) 524-5500
Epic Resorts
200 Barr Harbor Dr
Conshohocken, PA
(610) 260-6040
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Directions
Plane - Philadelphia International Airport is located 25 miles away from the park. From the airport, take 95 south, 476 north, then 76 west.

Car - From New York, and points northeast, and also from Harrisburg and points west via the PA Turnpike (Interstate 76/276): Get off at Exit 326 (old exit 24) - "Valley Forge." Use right side of tollbooth. Take Valley Forge exit just beyond tollbooth. Sign says "Exit 327 (old exit 25) Valley Forge." Go north on N. Gulph Rd for approximately 1.5 miles - just after N. Gulph becomes 2 lane, turn left at traffic light at top of hill into park entrance.

From Philadelphia, New Jersey and points southeast, via the Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76 west): Get off at Exit 327, the last exit before tollbooth. Sign says, "Exit 327 (old exit 25), Mall Blvd." Make right at first traffic light. At next light make right onto N. Gulph Rd. Go north on N. Gulph Rd for approximately 1.5 miles - just after N. Gulph becomes 2 lane, turn left at traffic light at top of hill into park entrance.

From Baltimore, Wilmington, DE, and points southeast, via U.S. 202 north: Get off at the 422 west exit. Go about 2 miles. Take the Valley Forge, Route 23 west exit, located just past the overpass. Turn right at the top of the exit ramp and merge into the center lane. Park entrance is straight ahead. From Pottstown and Reading PA, and points northwest, via 422 east: Get off at Valley Forge exit. Make right at the top of the exit ramp and merge into the center lane. Park entrance is straight ahead at the traffic light.

Public Transportation - SEPTA Bus Route 125 stops at the Valley Forge Visitor Center, the near-by Sheraton Hotel, and King Of Prussia Mall.

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