Valley Forge National Historic Park
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Unable to wrest Philadelphia from British control, George Washington led his army to Valley Forge, eighteen miles northwest of the city, to camp for the winter. From December 19, 1777, to June 19, 1778, the Continental Army trained under Baron Frederich von Steuben while struggling with the cold, lack of supplies, and disease. Between 1,700 and 2,000 soldiers died while at the camp. Today, the Valley Forge National Historical Park features 3,500 acres of monuments, meadows, and woodlands commemorating the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation.