ENCAMPMENT

     Each year the members of DVF gather together in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to celebrate the year's accomplishments and honor our ancestors. This time is called our Encampment, just as it was called in 1777.  We take time to tour sites in the Philadelphia area including Valley Forge National Historical Park.  We picnic with the Valley Forge Park Alliance on one of the evenings, participate in a memorial service at the Washington Memorial Chapel, and hold our annual banquet.

     Because our members can be of all ages, many families make this an annual event.  These photos are from several previous Encampments.  At our annual banquet, those who wish, may come in period dress.

     Join us for Encampment at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.  We have great activities planned for the whole family. 

     A block of rooms will be reserved at a group rate at a local hotel.  We recommend staying there since that is where the Commander-in-Chief's hospitality suite will be for several gatherings.

     This spring, we will publish the Call to Encampment with all the information you need and the reservation form.  We hope to see you there!

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Last Updated August 2020

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Congratulations to the Society of Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge for being an "APEX" winner for 2018 for our official publication called The Encampment.  Click on the photo above to see an issue of this award-winning newsletter.

One of the most iconic commemorative works on the American Revolution, William Trego's March to Valley Forge was painted in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1883.  It was conserved in 2011, thanks to funding from the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge and now hangs in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA.

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