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Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia, PA

     On Saturday morning, we went to Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia, PA  19406 (610-783-1077; www.nps.gov/vafo ),located on the site where the army of Revolutionary War General (and later President) George Washington spent the winter of 1777 to 1778.

A brick pathway leading past a garden and up to the front doors of the Welcome Center.

     We took a bus tour which began at the Visitor’s Center, which has a museum, bookstore, and theater with an audio-visual presentation which introduces the story of the 1777-78 encampment.

Rain falls onto huts built at the location of Muhlenberg's brigade.

     From there, the tour took us to the Muhlenberg Brigade, where replaced huts for both officers and enlisted men mark the site where General Peter Muhlenberg’s Brigade anchored the outer line of defense.  On the day we were there, costumed interpreters explained the life of a soldier, guns and ammunition, using the oven, and medical supplies.

     After that, the tour took us past the National Memorial Arch and the General Anthony Wayne Statue to Washington’s Headquarters, the Isaac Potts House, which was the focal point of camp activities.  There is much more to see and do there, but we had only limited time and these are the main sites.

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