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“A great pocket of nature to enjoy in the Philadelphia area”

Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Private Valley Forge National Historic Park Tour from Philadelphia
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Owner description: This is the unforgiving spot where George Washington's weary troops passed the brutal winter of 1777-78.
London, United Kingdom
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“A great pocket of nature to enjoy in the Philadelphia area”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Valley Forge is known for its role as a winter camp for the downtrodden rebel army during the American revolution and plenty of evidence of that is on offer. What makes it more special is that it is a big open meadow-type nature park in an otherwise quite built up and hectic part of the world. Cross in to the park and all the bustle of King of Prussia and the many malls, big-box stores, office parks, hotels, highways, etc. melts away. It's a wonderful place for a walk or a run or a bike ride any time of the year.

Visited April 2014
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marlton
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“Beautiful park, great history”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We had the privilege of going to Valley Forge National Park.

It was a beautiful day - we watched the movie in the theater, grabbed a map at the Visitors Center (which was nice and full of displays and information), and bought the CD for the driving tour. (Went on a weekday in Spring and no Ranger Tours as of yet.) The driving tour was great - hit the highlights with a good background of information.

The best part was Washington's Headquarters.The house is 75% original - the same bannister George and Martha Washington used. The best part was Park Ranger Bill Troppmann. We could have stayed there and listened to him talk all day. He was informative, knowledgeable, and a dynamic speaker.

We can't wait to come back and do a Ranger Tour and/or one of the Bicycle Tours. It's a beautiful National Park and one that we would like to visit again.

Visited April 2014
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Boston
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“Informative and Free”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Be sure to get a map at the visitor center. Things are spread out and there are multiple meandering roads. Its a nice setting and the exhibits are informative. There's a fair amount of walking from the parking areas at Washington's headquarters and at the Visitor Center.

Visited April 2014
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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“a day to walk through US history”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Talk a half a day to walk through a part of American History. A great place to learn about a turning point in the American Revolution. Start with a visit to the Visitor's Center, see the movie and look at the exhibits here. Then take the 10 mile Encampment tour either in your car or if in season on the tour bus. If you have a cell phone dial the number for explanations at the many stops. See the cabins, the redoubts, Washington's Headquarters and the Washington Memorial Chapel. And it's all free.

Visited April 2014
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“History and nature with a chance of exercise.”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Great park with 5.5 mile loop for walking, running and biking. Access to Schuylkill River Trail which goes all the way to Philadelphia. Visitor Center has a small museum, and video explaining the history behind the park. Parking lot has bike rentals. Lots of trails, and chance to see deer and foxes in the park. In the summer there are often historical actors explaining who and what happened at locations around the park. Plenty of parking spots around the park for those who want to drive.

Visited April 2014
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