Valley Forge National Historical Park will be hosting the March in of the Continental Army annual event on Monday, December 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Visitor Center complex area. This event commemorates the 239th anniversary of the December 19, 1777, “march in” of Gen. George Washington's Continental Army to Valley Forge and features the first opportunity to see the newly rehabilitated Fort John Moore/Redoubt. Candlelit ranger tours, fife and drum performances, and interpreters will share stories of the encampment. This is a special opportunity to experience Valley Forge at night.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Although increased congressional funding has been committed ahead of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary celebration, “the annual bill for maintenance in America’s national parks is still almost twice as much as is appropriated,” Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said.
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Bringing Businesses Into The National Parks At Valley Forge National Historical Park And Gateway National Recreation Area
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For nearly four decades, a book profiling the 38 signers of the U.S. Constitution has served history well. But now it's time to update that book, and your help is needed.