Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge was famously the 1777 encampment of the Continental Army under George Washington and is filled with historical structures and objects. Highlights include Washington’s Headquarters and Washington Memorial Chapel. There are 32km (20mi) of trails to traverse for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Betzwood Picnic Area has grills for barbecuing and the Wayne’s Wood Picnic Area has an impressive backdrop of the US National Memorial Arch. Driving from downtown takes approximately 35 minutes. The visitor center is currently under renovation, the temporary facility is located in the parking lot. Valley Forge is open daily from 9am to 5pm, and until 6pm in summer.