National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge

#395 of 2,610 in Things to do in Pennsylvania
Must see · Monument · Tourist Spot
The United States National Memorial Arch, located in Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania, is a monument built to celebrate the arrival of General George Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge. Valley Forge was the military camp 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia where the American Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–78 during the American Revolutionary War. Starvation, disease, malnutrition, and exposure killed more than 2,500 American soldiers by the end of February 1778.

The arch is physically in Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County.
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  • There is parking and you can walk under and around. Or you can just drive by depending on the time you have.  more »
  • The arch is in a section of the park that is not heavily traveled. It makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. Must see for history buffs.  more »
  • Beautiful memorial. Love coming back to see this frequently. Gorgeous evening to reflect on the birth of our country.
  • Enjoyed the entire valley forge experience. The national arch was impressive.

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