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NPS - Valley Forge Park Public Safety NHP
Saturday December 22nd, 2018 :: 12:09 p.m. EST


Status of Valley Forge National Historical Park During Government Shutdown

Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) is unable to fully staff the properties under its management, including Valley Forge National Historical Park. The temporary Visitor Center will be open from 9AM – 5PM daily and will operated by park partners. Most park buildings will be closed. You can contact the Visitor Center by calling 610-783-1099.

Park grounds, roads, trails and parking areas will remain open to the public. Park gates will be opened and closed at their normal times. State roadways (PA Rt. 23, Rt. 252 and Gulph Rd) and The Schuylkill River Trail will remain open through the park.

During the shutdown period the NPS will not issue permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms (with the exception of the temporary Visitor Center), maintain roads or walkways (including plowing and ice melting), or provide visitor information and services. The NPS will not monitor or update social media.

Park visitors are advised to use caution if choosing to enter NPS property, as NPS personnel will not be available to provide guidance, assistance, maintenance, or emergency response. Any entry onto NPS property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor’s sole risk. Visitors should dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

NPS - Valley Forge Park Public Safety NHP
1400 N. Outer line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 610-783-1050

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