Valley Forge

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Recreated soldier huts that would’ve been used during the Continental Army’s winter encampment at Valley Forge in 1777.

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A soldier’s hut with “kitchen” next door.

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Always at the ready. General Washington made sure that his army was well protected at all times, from all directions. Tradition had it that fighting would cease during winter months. Yet he learned from his own strategy (Crossing the Delaware) that he could not allow his men to drop their guard at any moment.

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Memorial Arch at Valley Forge. Inscribed at the top, “Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.” ~ General George Washington

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George Washington’s headquarters while encamped at Valley Forge

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Winter headquarters. The snow covered ground gave us a very real understanding of life at Valley Forge. We even had some of our students take the challenge to march in the snow without shoes, much like the Continental soldiers.

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The flag of General Washington

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The General

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