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 25-27) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The benches will also operate on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 and June 8-9, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Starting June 15, they will operate daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From August 24 through October 27, the benches will operate Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (including Labor Day, Monday, September 1).


  • Valley Forge Welcome Center

  • Train Station at Washington’s Headquarters