Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War Comes to Valley Forge
The British Raid
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1865.
Location. 40° 6.135′ N, 75° 27.681′ W. Marker is in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Valley Forge National Historical Park, in the Washington’s Headquarters area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Did You Know? (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Remembering Valley Forge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valley Creek (about 400 feet away); The Village of Valley Forge (about 500 feet away); Commander in Chief’s Guards (about 500 feet away); American Icon (about 600 feet away); Headquarters Complex (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Merion Township.
More about this marker. The marker contains illustrations of workers forging a cannon and of British soldiers putting the torch to the forge. Also present on the marker is a photograph of excavation of the forge, with the caption “When the forge was excavated by archeologists in the 1920s, charred timbers from the arson lay among the cannon balls, bars of pig iron, stove plates, and hardware that were found.”
Also see . . . Valley Forge National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.