Valley Forge History & Culture


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Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation -- it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

Musket Firing Demonstration

Watch park rangers demonstrate the firing commands of a blackpowder flintlock musket. These are the training and combat commands as developed by Gener...
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Campfire Program: Timothy Murphy

Park Ranger Peter Maugle tells the story of Rifleman Timothy Murphy at a campfire program. Watch the campfire and listen as Ranger Maugle tells the st...
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Valley Forge Topography

Natural Resource Manager Kris Heister explains how the natural resources and terrain of Valley Forge offer significant military advantages. General Wa...
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Henry Knox and Knox's Quarters

Listen to Park Ranger Bill Lange discuss Henry Knox and Artillery. Hear how General Knox learned about artillery and gained the support of General Was...
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French Alliance Celebrations: PDF

Companion document to the Artillery Firing Demonstration explaining why French Alliance was so important to the Continental Army and how the army cele...
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French Alliance Celebrations

Watch as members of the Oneida Indian Nation demonstate the firing procedures of an artillery piece. The firing demonstration took place on May 6, 200...
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