5 days in Valley Forge & Gettysburg Itinerary

5 days in Valley Forge & Gettysburg Itinerary

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5 days in Valley Forge & Gettysburg Itinerary

Start: Valley Forge
1
Valley Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Valley Forge

1
night
Valley Forge

Valley Forge ©
The Village of Valley Forge is an unincorporated settlement located on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park at the confluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Wharton Esherick Museum, then hike along Perkiomen Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Lane Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington Memorial Chapel, then examine the collection at John Audubon Center at Mill Grove, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial Arch, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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In October, daily temperatures in Valley Forge can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valley Forge

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wharton Esherick Museum, John Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Perkiomen Trail, Green Lane Nature Center
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Wharton Esherick Museum ©
Wharton Esherick Museum
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel

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nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shriver House Museum. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at Antietam National Battlefield.

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You can drive from Valley Forge to Gettysburg in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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