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Valley Forge Special Welcome Back Weekend

A weekend full of free and special events welcomes the public back to the park which was closed for more than two weeks.

Valley Forge National Historical Park puts out customized "welcome mats" Photo Courtesy: VNHP/Facebook
Valley Forge National Historical Park puts out customized "welcome mats" Photo Courtesy: VNHP/Facebook
Valley Forge National Historical Park is re-opened and celebrating the end of the partial government shutdown with a weekend full of free activities, right in our own backyard.

According to a posting by the park on Facebook:

It’s “Welcome Back Weekend” at Valley Forge!
To celebrate the park’s re-opening, park staff and our great partners at The Encampment Store, the VF Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Valley Forge), and The Friends of Valley Forge Park have planned a full weekend of events for Saturday and Sunday. Come on out to enjoy:

• The full array of guided touring options, including by trolley (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday) and by bicycle (10:30 a.m. Saturday). Both tours are being discounted 10 percent. Bike rentals also are available from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Landscapes and Structures of Valley Forge National Historical ParkPhotography Program resumes on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Covered Bridge. (See previous post or contact Jeff Oates, 610.783.1009 for information. No reservations necessary.)
• Storytellers at Washington’s Headquarters and the Visitor Center
• Ranger-led walks starting at the theater at 12:20 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.
• Living History at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Children’s activities in the Visitor Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Try on 18th century clothing and play colonial games.
• Renovated entrance to the Visitor Center, sporting new walkways and plantings
• We’ve specially ordered wonderful weather and a stunning display of leaves in gold, orange, russet, and crimson

As always, admission to the park is free. All of us share Superintendent Kate Hammond’s sentiment: “We are happy to be able to welcome the American people back to their National Park.”

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