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Salute to History-Valley Forge National Historical Park+ New Pix!

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Welcome Center Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: Valley Forge is an awe-inspiring attraction,filled with living history,reenactments,restorations and fabulous views of the rolling hills of Chester County where the Continental Army spent the grueling but defining winter of 1777-1778.

Salute to History-Valley Forge National Historical Park+ New Pix!

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Overview

Welcome Center Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A visit to Valley Forge Park evokes a real feeling of patriotism in even the most jaded visitor. This 3,600 acre park is the site of Washington's winter encampment of 1777-1778. No battle was fought here, there were no bayonet charges or artillery bombardments. But 2,000 American soldiers died here during this cruel winter. Quick Tips: At the official Welcome Center there are park rangers, volunteers and even reenactors to help you plan and enjoy your visit to the fullest. You can pick up a map, check for special programs offered for that day and stop in the bookstore to get some background information. Take time to view the exhibits located here as you will be fascinated with the ori...Read More

Town & Country Grille at Chesterbrook

Restaurant | "Chesterbrook Towne and Country Grill"

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This restaurant, located in the beautiful Valley Forge Wyndham, needs a bit of work. My frequent visits here (as the location is convenient and atmosphere is nice) have been disappointing in the food department. A recent brunch buffet found most entrees stone cold, greasy and unimaginative. However, the fresh fruit salad and cheese blintzes were definitely good as were the belgian pancakes and omelets cooked to order. The food, service was "okay" but nothing to write home about. Good if you are staying there and are in a hurry.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 8, 2002

Town & Country Grille at Chesterbrook
888 Chesterbrook Blvd
Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania 19087
(610) 647-6700

Kennedy Supplee Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Kennedy-Supplee Restaurant"

Kennedy Supplee Restaurant Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This restored 1852 mansion is definitely a place you want to go for a more "romantic"interlude...probably without the kids. Savor the charming decor and tantalizing menu as long as possible...It's an elegant but relaxed setting. Hubby and I dined lavishly on Oysters Florentine and Lobster Ravioli,for appteizers. My oysters were perfectly tender with nicely seasoned spinach. The ravioli was finished with a champagne-lobster sauce that intensified the great lobster flavor. Hubby went with a cream of wild mushroom soup (the mushrooms truly tasted wild..lots of flavor) but he would have liked it heated a little more. For entree I Selected a trio of seared sea bass, swordfish and jumbo shri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 14, 2002

Kennedy Supplee Restaurant
1100 West Valley Forge Road / RR 23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19401
(610) 337-3777

General Lafayette Inn & Brewery

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Restaurant | "General Lafayette Inn Restaurant"

General Lafayette Inn & Brewery Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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If you are looking for a romantic spot with a little history, a lot of charm and even a few "ghosts" thrown in, General Lafayette Inn is right up your alley. The Inn, built in 1732, still exudes its original charm through its rough-hewn wood beams, wall sconces, and cozy woodburning fireplace. Original prints of the Lenni-Lenape Indians grace the walls. Off the the dining room is a beautiful cobblestone patio open for dining in the summer. Interestingly enough, the menu is inspired by Southern and Native American foods. The barroom has at least seven, brewed-on-site beers made from only fresh hops and grains. A big favorite is their "Mead ale" which tastes closer to wine and is more to my pre...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 8, 2002

General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
646 Germantown Pike
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19444
(610) 941-0600

King of Prussia Mall

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Attraction | "King of Prussia Court and Plaza"

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Purported to be the largest retail shopping venue in the nation, The Court and Plaza are connected by a covered walkway and contain a total of 8 anchor stores and over 400 specialty shops and restaurants. Macy's, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor, and others lead the way to a true shopping frenzy. Allow yourself plenty of time to thoroughly cover this place. And wear your walking shoes! There are several levels and the Plaze is arranged in a octagonal pattern, whereas the Court is a 2 floor, pretty much straight up and down pattern. Clothing, housewares, books, toys, collectibles, jewelry,one-of-a-kind items, if you can't find it here you may not find it anywhere. Designers w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2002

King of Prussia Mall
160 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
+1 610 265 5727

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau

Attraction | "Valley Forge-New Visitor's Center 2003"

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau Photo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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There is no admission price (at this time) for Welcome Center exhibits and theater presentations. You could get socked big time in the gift shop. It is hard to pass up!!! Not like the usual museum gift shop. There's much more variety and authenticity. Don't miss the glass-enclosed exhibition of Washington's Camp Tent, antique muskets, cookware and medical equipment. Start your tour of the entire park here. Get information on walking, autos, buses, and bike tours.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
600 West Germantown Pike
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(610) 831-1550