Traveling is on a small hiatus as I don’t have the okay from my Dr. to fly right now. Thank you placenta previa. Pregnancy has been a real peach, let me tell you!
Anyway, we can’t go far but we still try to do things! We were in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago for a friend’s baby shower, and Josh and I managed to spend a morning at Valley Forge National Historical Park. It was SUCH a fun time!
We didn’t have a whole lot of time there, but still saw a ton! We did the encampment tour, which is completely free! Yay! You basically head to the visitor’s center and grab a detailed map which looks like this:
They also give you a very detailed direction sheet, which is what we used and didn’t even look at the map. Honestly, the sighs are SO good. You can also opt for a CD ($) tour to play in your car, or a free dial-in cell phone tour, or if you’re anything like me, I had my husband and didn’t need anything lol.
Anyway, what’s so great about this specific tour (there are others you can choose from for a fee), is that it’s totally DIY. You drive your own car throughout the park by following these sighs:
At each stop there’s a parking lot for you to get out and look around, and there are even (clean) bathrooms! Loved the ones at Washington’s Headquarters (hey, these are important things, okay?)!
So you basically can go at your own pace and see what you want to on your own. We did it all in about an hour and a half. Highlights (for us) included:
1. Canons… because, canons.
2. Muhlenberg Brigade
3. National Memorial Arch
4. Washington’s Headquarters
While Josh is a huge history nerd, I am not, but I still thought it was worth the visit!