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The Friends of Valley Forge
Our mission is to advocate for Valley Forge National Historical Park, to enhance the visitor experience and to promote public appreciation of the Park’s historic, environmental and recreational resources.
|Tuesday, June 9 7:30 am||1.5 mile walk, 2 hrs (approx.)|
Join Mary Ellen and Tom Heisey, avid local birders and members of the Friends, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month for a fascinating and fun bird walk.
During this 2 hour walk, you will hear or see about 30 species in 3 habitats of meadow, edge and woods. Walk is intended for birders of all levels, so feel free to attend, even if you have never been on a bird walk. No worries if you do not have binoculars. Walk, enjoy the outdoors and learn to identify birds by ear.
Walk: Mostly paved trail but includes sections of short gravel and mowed grass. Good walking shoes recommended.
What to Bring: Binoculars and a hat. Bug spray and sun protection optional.
Where to Meet: Artillery Park Parking lot on East Inner Line Drive at 7:30 am. Near-by restrooms and water fountain available (May through September).
Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project
The Valley Forge Muster Roll is dedicated to the memory of those who were at the Valley Forge encampment from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. The Continental Army used monthly muster rolls to track the army’s strength. Each roll contains names, ranks, dates of enlistment, and other notes on soldiers’ assignments, activities, or conditions. In addition, the names officers, camp followers, civilians and others present at the Valley Forge encampment are included. You may be surprised at the wide array of people who were at Valley Forge.