Family-Friendly Day Trip: Valley Forge National ParkBy Jen Anderson, Publisher Macaroni Kid West Chester, PA
Posted Aug 27, 2020
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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