Once Upon a Nation

Valley Forge

Once Upon A Nation in Valley Forge

Just a few miles outside Historic Philadelphia, even more history awaits. Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park, where the past is alive and well.

valley forge storytelling benches

Storytelling Benches

Come and listen as specially trained storytellers share riveting stories of the Valley Forge encampment, and how it became a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Best of all, it’s completely FREE!


Once Upon A Nation's Storytelling Benches at Valley Forge open Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 - 26) from 11 am to 4 pm.

The benches will also operate on Saturdays and Sundays, May 31 - June 1 and June 7-8, from 11 am to 4 pm. Starting June 10, they will operate daily from 11 am to 4 pm.

From August 16 - October 26, the benches will operate Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. (including Labor Day).


  • Valley Forge Welcome Center

  • Train Station at Washington’s Headquarters

Valley Forge Secrets & Spies

George Washington needs your help! There’s rumor of a plot to have him kidnapped at Valley Forge. Be the first to enlist and join an American spy network to uncover the traitors involved.

Thank you to everyone who joined Once Upon A Nation this season for Valley Forge Secrets & Spies! Secrets & Spies is all wrapped up for this year, but stay tuned for more details on the 2015 season!