Valley Forge Self-Guided Tour: Revolutionary War History
32 Ratings
King of Prussia
Immerse yourself in the history of the Revolutionary War at Valley Forge National Military Park with this self-guided tour. Explore the camp where General George Washington and his troops endured a harsh winter and discover the critical role it played in the war. Download the Tour Guide App and embark on a journey through time.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Visitor Center At Valley Forge - Welcome to Valley Forge, where George Washington and his Continental Army faced one of their greatest ever challenges. When he arrived here in December of 1777 and hunkered down for a long, cold winter, Washington knew his army may not survive to see the spring. It stands today as a testament to the strength and resilience of the rebel forces.
What's Included
  • GPS-activated storytelling: Automatic play, hands-free convenience, support available.
  • Comprehensive tour features: Full itinerary with travel tips, professional narration, videos, and exclusive insights.
  • Enjoy offline access: No need for cell service or Wi-Fi with our offline GPS map and route guidance.
  • Private, self-paced experience: Explore in your vehicle, with freedom for photo stops, snacks, and hikes.
  • Easy app usage: Quick link to download the Tour Guide App and a password for personalized tours.
  • Unlimited flexibility: Available anytime, suitable for multi-day trips or future vacations, with no expiration.
  • Exceptional value: One purchase covers the whole car, offering savings over individual tickets or bus tours.
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

You are at Valley Forge National Military Park, a significant landmark of the American Revolution! In the frigid December of 1777, General George Washington stationed the Continental Army here to endure the harsh winter. The ensuing six months proved the tenacity and fortitude of his makeshift military unit and marked a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War. Dive into the compelling past of this iconic Revolutionary America location with this self-led tour.

Upon confirming your booking, remember to verify your details in your email before proceeding to download the Action Tour Guide App. Punch in your personalized password to unlock your tour. Please note that these preliminary steps require a stable internet/wifi connection. Simply adhere to the guided audio directions and follow the outlined route.

This does not include an admission ticket. Verify the functioning hours prior to your visit.

Never expires — The tour is valid indefinitely!

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email with instructions. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the separate app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular.
  • How to start the tour: Open Action’s separate audio tour guide app once onsite. • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If multiple tour versions exist, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing Savings: why pay for an expensive, crowded, and limited bus tour — priced per person! — when you can have ONE amazing audio guide on your OWN phone for your WHOLE group?
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
Visitor Center At Valley Forge
North Outer Line Drive
After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(32 Ratings)
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Apr 7, 2024
Loved It - Excellent!! The information was so interesting and seeing Washington’s headquarters was the highlight of our drive! Amazing!!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Nov 4, 2023
Wonderful App - The app worked great! It began in the Viator center and gave stop by stop explanation by tapping the stop.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 28, 2023
Amazing Experience! - We absolutely loved this! We were traveling as a family with our 16 and 13 year olds. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Washington’s encampment at Valley Forge. It was such a beautiful day to experience what it would have been like all those years ago. I would give this 10 stars if I could. The video option was very easy to use and was under $10. If able, plan to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery plus the history.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 7, 2023
Informative and interesting tour - Very informative and interesting tour, really explained what went on at Valley Forge. Our favorite part what was seeing Washington’s headquarters during his time at valley forge. Most of the building is original, and it was very nicely furnished along with your expectations of what might’ve been there.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 27, 2023
Great guides and sights - Great, friendly and knowledgeable guides and very scenic route Watch your head for the overhanging branches and trees though!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 1, 2024
Valley Forge from your car - It was a little confusing with the stories directing us and seeing the signs, then switching to the map but overall we enjoyed it.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 18, 2023
Valley forge by car - There were roads blocked for entry that changed the route. Interesting narrative added to our experience
Review provided by Viator
Oct 29, 2023
You can’t get there from here!! - The road on which you start the tour was closed so we were unable to start the tour at the first stop. Following the prompts from the App we ended up starting at 22,23 and 24 then jumped to 33 then to the end. We drove around trying to see if we could pick up additional stops to no avail. Trrrible
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Oct 11, 2023
This tour was a no-show - Unfortunately I never received the email with download instructions and links for the audio tour purchased yesterday
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Aug 14, 2023
Disappointing Tour - I purchased a self guided tour for Valley Forge National Park on August 15, 2023 through my cell phone. When we arrived at Valley Forge the tour would not start on my cellphone. I tried a number of times but the Tour would not start. We figured we were scammed by the website and we just did a brief walking tour of the National Park and headed to our final destination of Brigantine, NJ. Thank you Robert Neely
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up to 4 guests
July 2024