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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated settlement
Valley Forge gunner.jpg Valley forge revolutionary war memorial bs.jpg
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Clockwise from top left: Valley Forge gunner, Valley Forge War Memorial, Washington's headquarters, and the Valley Forge cabins
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township Schuylkill
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19481, 19482, 19484, 19493–19496
Area code(s) 610 and 484

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. The remaining village is in Schuylkill Township of Chester County, but once spanned Valley Creek into Montgomery County. The name Valley Forge is often used to refer to anywhere in the general vicinity of the park, and many places actually in King of Prussia, Trooper, Oaks, and other nearby communities will use the name, leading to some ambiguity on the actual location of the modern village.

There is a partial re-creation of the historic village from the time of the American Revolution that is located next door, and just within the outskirts of the park.

Valley Forge is known by travelers in the Philadelphia area as the westbound control city on Interstate 76 (the Schuylkill Expressway), as it is near where I-76 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This remains, despite no exit being designated for Valley Forge, since the previous exit became the off-ramp to Mall Blvd., serving King of Prussia.

American Revolutionary War encampment

Valley Forge is mostly known for its lending its name to the encampment of George Washington's Continental Army during the winter of 1777 to 1778.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by warm summers and generally cool to cold winters.


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