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Fourth of July in King of Prussia

June 23, 2017

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with us in King of Prussia this July 4th! From family friendly fun, to fairs & fireworks, we have something for everyone this Independence Day.

Upper Merion’s Annual 4th of July Celebration

The day’s festivities begin at 3:00 PM with a carnival brimming with great rides, food, games, and more! NEW THIS YEAR–The 21 and over crowd can also enjoy the new Rock Bottom Beer Garden! (bring your I.D.)

Then at 5PM, The Mango Men, the winners of Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” competition, will entertain all audiences from kids to seniors – their summer vibe will delight you! Bonefish Grill and Outback Steakhouse will be supplying the party with FREE food samples

At Dusk, be prepared to be wowed with Upper Merion Township’s famous fireworks display, seen and heard from miles around. Bring your blanket and beach chairs! Learn More>

July 4th Community Picnic in the Park

Celebrate our nation’s independence with artillery demonstrations, historical games, an All-American cook-out, music, and more! Meet one of the founding fathers and sign the Declaration of Independence. Learn about the meaning of the American Flag and the pivotal role the Valley Forge encampment played in securing our freedom from Great Britain.

Games, Crafts and Activities
Visitor Center Lawn | 11:00 – 3:00
SO much to do!  Dress-up like a colonial, make your own tricorn hat, win a prize at the Healthy Park’s Duck Pond, make your own finger print flag, crack the Liberty Bell, dunk the tax collector, sign your name to the Declaration of Independence, and so much more!  All activities are free!

Black Powder Demonstration
Muhlenberg Brigade Huts | 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30
After you’ve visited with the “soldiers” at the Muhlenberg Huts, witness black powder demonstrations!Readings of the Declaration of Independence
Visitor Center Lawn | 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30
Join Benjamin Franklin as he recites the Declaration of Independence and sign your “John Hancock” to the bottom of our copy.

Join the Continental Army
Mini Parade  | 11:45, 12:45 and 1:45
Kids can “enlist” in the Continental Army and learn to march and drill like a Continental Soldier.

Ranger-led Walks
10:50 and 2:50
Join a Valley Forge National Park Service Ranger for a short walk up to the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. Witness soldier life demonstrations and have the opportunity to ask the “soldiers” about life at Valley Forge during the 1777-1778 winter encampment.

Trolley Tours
Visitor Center | 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00
90-minute guided tour makes extended stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and Washington’s Headquarters. Buy your tickets inside the Visitor Center.

Storytelling Benches
Ongoing stories from 11:00 – 4:00
Listen as Once Upon A Nation storytellers share riveting stories of the Valley Forge encampment and how it became a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Benches are located on the Train Station platform at Washington’s Headquarters, in front of the Visitor Center, and near the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.

American Treasure Tour
Meeting Room | 11:00 – 3:00
Discover sights and sounds from America’s past!  The American Treasure Tour, located in Oaks, PA, showcases pieces from one of the largest collections of Americana in the United States.
Hungry?
Step-up to the Barbecue Tent and purchase delicious grilled hot-dogs, hamburgers, ice cold beverages and more!

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