Valley ForgeValley Forge is also the name of a nearby town: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Valley Forge was the site of the winter camp of the Continental Army for the winter of 1777-1778. This very harsh winter was a time of testing, formation, and training for Washington's Army.
The departed on June 19, 1778 to again pursue the British forces across New Jersey.
The Battle of Monmouth, a needed victory for the main army, was only days away.
The National Park
The site is now a United States National Park. On July 4, 1976 the park was renamed as the Valley Forge National Historical Park.