So any major traveling, like getting on a plane, is now on hiatus. Thanks, Doc. I am legit having THE WORST pregnancy.
Anyway, while we can’t go too far, we still try and do things. We were in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago for a friend’s baby shower, and while there we took some time so explore Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Edit: For those asking, we stayed at this Marriott. It’s about a 15 minute drive to Valley Forge.
We did the encampment tour, which is completely free! All you have to do is head to the visitor’s center and grab a map, which looks like this:
They also provide a very detailed direction sheet. We used the direction sheet because it had more info, and honestly everything is so well labeled you don’t even need a map. Visitors can also opt for a CD ($) to play in your car that will play all the details. There’s also a free dial-in cell phone tour. Or if you’re anything like me, I had my husband and didn’t need anything because he is a history buff.
There are a bunch of tours you can choose from (for a fee), but we opted for the DIY route. We didn’t want to be tacked on to a tour and wanted to go on our own pace. So we drove our own car throughout the park and simply followed the signs that looked like this:
At each stop there’s a parking lot. So you park your car and then get out and explore. Most stops also had (clean) bathrooms! Loved the restrooms at Washington’s Headquarters (hey, these are important things).
We did it all in about an hour and a half, and highlights include:
1. Canons… because, canons.
2. Muhlenberg Brigade
3. National Memorial Arch
4. Washington’s Headquarters
Valley Forge National Historical Park Pennsylvania is definitely worth the visit, and I mean, it’s FREE! Can’t go wrong with that!