Everyone has learned at least a little bit about Valley Forge in his or her school years. Valley Forge was home to the Military Camp during the American Revolutionary War. The information that you can learn about this historic place is definitely worth the research.
Since the war, they have turned the grounds into Valley Forge National Park. This park is in Pennsylvania and it is absolutely beautiful! At a recent school field trip, I got to get a glimpse of the beauty that is this park. The park is 5.416 square miles, which makes it the perfect place for the active types or those who want to explore nature and history.
While walking around this breathtaking place, you get to see houses of generals that kept the soldiers in line during the war. History might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is far from boring. These houses show how much shorter the people were in the 1700’s than most of us are now and how different life was back then.
The visitor center is full of historical items that were used in the past that also so how much things have changed. There are model replicas of some of the leaders and their gear. If you are interested in history, this is 100% a place you should visit sometime in your life.
In addition to the historical aspect of the park, the beauty towers over everything. The Nation Memorial Arch is located in the middle of the park and has many intricate details that make it very unique. There are trails that go around the perimeter of the park and the inside. Blossoming trees line the paths and you will often pass people riding their horses and walking their dogs! What’s better than that?
If you ever take a trip to the eastern side of Pennsylvania, make sure to visit this national park. I’m sure you’ll find something that interests you at this site!