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March-In of the Continental Army

The General ardently wishes, it were now in his power, to conduct the troops into the best winter quarters—But where are these to be found? ~ General Orders, 17 December 1777

This annual event commemorates the arrival of General George Washington’s ill-supplied Continental Army at Valley Forge, in order to establish a winter encampment. Come meet His Excellency in person on December 19!

Join us and experience an evening of festivities at Valley Forge. Take a candlelit walk to the Muhlenberg Brigade huts, encounter reenactors at a living Continental camp, meet George Washington, and enjoy eighteenth-century music. Warm up in the Visitor Center with holiday refreshments, storytelling, and more!

This event is weather dependent. Check the park's website here or call (610) 783-1099 for cancellation notices. You can also stay informed of closures and emergency information by signing up for the park's text alert system. To sign up, text VFPARK to 888777, or create an account on

Earlier Event: November 26
Trail Tuesdays - Weekly Walks in the Park