The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Retail Sales Locations MBTA riders can purchase tickets and passes for the Commuter Rail, bus, subway, and ferry at stores located throughout the Greater Boston and Providence areas. "[23] Hunting is expressly prohibited by the legislation that created the park, and action by Congress would be required before it could be sanctioned. A short 18-minute film, "Valley Forge: A Winter Encampment" is shown in the park's theater next door. Share the love by tagging your Instagram posts with hashtag #MakeItMontco. That runs in a 2-mile loop. The U.S. Congress passed a law signed by President Gerald Ford on July 4, 1976, authorizing the addition of Valley Forge National Historical Park as the 283rd Unit of the National Park System. Staffed 10-4 weekends. Through the years, the park has grown to be much more than historic site. Valley Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of the third winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, taking place from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. With maps, photos and loaded with historical information. Earthworks for the defense of the encampment are visible, including four redoubts, the ditch for the Inner Line Defenses, and a reconstructed abatis. Valley Forge National Historical Park was created to preserve our nation's history and tell the story of the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-78. Valley Forge Park Historical Record & Guide Book 1950 , This is the Boy Scout National Jamboree Edition. Seasonal: bus and audio tours. Valley Forge Park Trails in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Explore camper reviews and photos of the campgrounds in Valley Forge National Historical Park.