Young Friend (ages 21–40) Membership (1 person)

Young Friend (ages 21–40) Membership (1 person)



The Young Friends
Are you a young professional between the ages of 21 and 40? Our Young Friends program is for members of this age group who are dedicated to the conservation of Valley Forge. Through educational programs, social events, and fundraising, Young Friends proudly impart the historical prevalence of Valley Forge while keeping it pristine. If you’re looking to make a hands-on difference as a member, consider attending a Young Friends monthly meeting as a member (see general membership fees and benefits above).


  • Black Powder Tavern at Valley Forge

  • 10% discount on purchases at The Encampment Store

  • 10% discount on seasonal Trolley Tours

  • 10% discount at Black Powder Tavern on regularly priced food with membership card

  • 20% discount at Tavern at Valley Forge on regularly priced food and non-alcoholic beverages with membership card

  • Free and discounted admission to Speaker Series and Annual Reception

  • Advance notice on programs, park-wide activities, and events via e-News, sent to your email

  • Invitations to exhibition openings, members’ events, receptions, and private tours

  • Reciprocal free admission to over 900 other cultural organizations. (Washington’s Guard and higher)

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  • Annual Restoration projects on National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day

  • National Public Lands Day Fundraising BBQ – Held in conjunction with the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to enhance public lands. To date, we have raised over $2,000 for the Park while making friends and getting to know visitors.

  • Managing the Youth Fun Run from conception to race day, for approximately 70 youth participants in the Annual Revolutionary Run.

  • Participation in “First Fridays” in Phoenixville and the Upper Merion Farmers Market to inform local audience about Park activities, make new friends and enroll new members.