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Washington’s Birthday at VF Park


Washington’s Birthday at VF Park

January 31, 2017

Join Valley Forge Park in celebrating his Excellency’s 285th birthday this Presidents’ Day. Cupcakes and samples of Martha Washington’s “Great Cake” recipe will be baked and served by the students of The Culinary Institute of Montgomery County Community College.

Crafts & Games in the Meeting Room and Theater • 10 am – noon
Make a tricorn hat, create a birthday card for General Washington and meet the General. 18th century games and colonial style weaving held in the park theater.

Birthday Activities in the Visitor Center • 10 am – 2 pm
Try on 18th century clothing and meet the General and Mrs. Washington.

Sing Happy Birthday to the General in the Visitor Center • 12pm
Help Martha sing Happy Birthday to George Washington as he cuts his cake. Cupcakes and samples of Martha Washington’s birthday cake recipe will be served.

Join the Continental Army • 12:30 pm
Children will fall in to drill formation and be taught how to march and drill like a Continental Soldier on the new mini grand parade, just outside of the upper Visitor Center doors. Troops will receive a special instruction from General Washington! See your enlistment papers for which color drill team you’re on.

Don’t forget to visit Washington’s Headquarters • open 10 am – 4 pm

  • man dressed up as George Washington in front of archway