Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge National Historical Park was in the Isaac Potts House, located at the confluence of Valley Creek with the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. General George Washington made his headquarters here during the encampment at Valley Forge of the Continental Army during the winter and spring of 1777-1778.
The restored building is part of the Valley Forge National Historical Park and is open to the public. The multifaceted Valley Forge National Historical Park is accessible in many varied ways. Formal tours are available by themed trolley, bicycle, and even on foot.
A team of trained naturists is on hand to explain what flora and fauna you’re experiencing and its significance. Children are engaged at all levels: They can sing Happy Birthday to General Washington each February and involve themselves in summer conservation efforts. Shoppers can find unique gifts and souvenirs at The Encampment Store within the Visitor Center, which houses hands-on exhibits and artifacts.
The calendar overflows with chances to see, hear, touch, and taste encampment life, thanks to reenactors who accurately present Continental Army life down to the smallest detail, but without a trace of stuffiness: Be prepared to smile from beneath a tricorne hat you’ve been asked to model, hum along to the sound of a fife or plug your ears against the roar of cannon fire.
Easily accessible from the Valley Forge exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Park is located at Route 23 and North Gulph Road in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. It is open from dawn to dusk year-round, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.