Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The 3500 acre park was home to almost 12,000 troops. This was a time of great suffering for the army, but it was also a time of retraining and rejuvenation. The shared hardship of the officers and soldiers of the army, combined with Baron Friedrich von Steuben’s professional military training program are considered key to the subsequent success of the Continental Army and marks a turning point in the Revolutionary War. We hope you will enjoy this trip back in time in America’s history.