Valley Forge National Historical Park

  • Historical Name: Valley Forge State Park

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Determined to Persevere

Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. - NPS



Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
General Frederick Von Steuben Headquarters
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • US NHL
PA 23
Lafayette's Quarters
  • Sight
  • NRHP
SE of Valley Forge on Wilson Rd
Nicholas East House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Kimberton Rd W of Valley Forge
Stirling, Maj Gen Lord, Quarters
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Yellow Springs Rd S of Valley Forge
Washington's Headquarters
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • US NHL
Valley Creek Rd Near jct of PA 252 and 23


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1777/00/00 John Marshall (Chief Justice) Patriot Soldier Patriots spend the brutal winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. Valley Forge Encampment
1777/00/00 Continental Army Patriots Patriots spend the brutal winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. Valley Forge Encampment
1777/12/00 Dearborn Jewett Patriot Soldier Dearborn Jewett, still a lad, joins General Henry Dearborn, a relative,at the Patriot encampment at Valley Forge. Valley Forge Encampment
1777/12/00 Henry Dearborn Patriot Commander General Horatio Gates sends lieutenant colonel Henry Dearborn to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to winter with the Continental Army. Valley Forge Encampment

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Particulars for Valley Forge National Historical Park:
Historic Use Battle site
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Military Facility
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000657
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, State, Federal
Architect: Duportail,Louis
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated unit of the National Park Service, Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved, Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1777, 1778
Associated People: Washington,George
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Military facility, Battle site
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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