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Family-Friendly Day Trip: Valley Forge National Park

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On our recent "Staycation" we were looking for things to do with the kids that were maybe a little different from our usual activities and that felt like something touristy you might do on vacation. Having grown up so close to Valley Forge National Park, I have driven through it, walked through it, hiked the trails, explored log cabins, Washington's Headquarters and even the Visitor's Center. I hadn't, however, ever done an official tour of Valley Forge and neither had anyone in my family. For that matter, I had barely even read the historical signs and markers that are throughout the park, perhaps taking a little bit of the "history in my own backyard" for granted.

We planned to visit one afternoon of our staycation and when I visited the Valley Forge National Park website to explore what was open and accessible to the public during the pandemic, I discovered that there was an Encampment Audio Tour available that you can purchase and download and listen to in your car while driving from one marked spot to another.



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