Start at the visitors center and bookstore to learn about the area and history. You can tour the 10-mile Encampment by car like we did but, if you have the time and your group can handle it, I suggest seeing the sites by bike. There are plenty of walking and biking trails and the area is a gorgeous place explore.There is even a bike rental stall on-site that offers a two-hour guided tour of the park. Check the website for details.
We loved exploring Valley Forge. These types of historical sites are great for squirrelly kids. We can spend time in the visitors center learning the history of the site and then spend time going at our own pace. Plus, the kids can be outdoors where they’re able to be active and maybe even a little loud.We only spent an afternoon at Valley Forge and we really wished we had more time to spend.Maybe it’s because we’re westerners but it is very cool to wander the same hills as our founding fathers and mothers did. History really does come alive.