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
. The remaining village is in Schuylkill Township
of Chester County
, but once spanned Valley Creek into Montgomery County
There is a partial re-creation of the historic village from the time of the 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 where I-76 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
American Revolutionary War encampment
Valley Forge is best known for lending its name to the encampment of George Washington
's Continental Army
during the winter of 1777