Winters at Valley Forge are cold and damp with a cool spring and fall and a hot and humid summer. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for outdoor recreation during the snowy winter season. Find more detailed weather information here: www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/weather.htm
What's Open and Closed at Valley Forge
- Artillery Park parking lot
Please be aware that these restrooms may be closed periodically for cleaning. See below for information on the visitor center lower lot restroom rehabilitation.
Outdoor areas are accessible during normal park hours, from 7 AM to 30 minutes past sunset every day.
Wearing a Mask at Valley Forge
As directed by the DOI Workforce Safety Plan, National Park Service masking guidance is based on the CDC's COVID-19 County Check tool for hospital admission levels, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Park managers use this tool on a regular basis to make decisions about masking requirements in their parks. There are no masking requirements in place at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
According to the CDC, risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 has been greatly reduced by increased vaccination levels, increased population immunity, and the wide availability of treatments. Additional prevention strategies, including vaccination and testing, are effective ways to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Tips for Visiting the Park Safely
Last updated: November 6, 2023