National Parks Around Pocono Mountains

Allegheny Portage Railroad

National Historic Site

The first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad was the finishing piece of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. "The Portage," opened in 1834, marking the first time that there was one, direct route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. All things to all people, it served merchants, passengers, slaves in pursuit of freedom, and soldiers from the Mexican War.

Lemon House

Weather

The park is located in Cambria County, PA, and is at the summit of the Allegheny Mountains. Therefore, the park often takes on winter extremes. If planning on traveling from a long distance, please contact the park beforehand to ensure that the facilities are open. Please consult weather forecasts to ensure conditions are safe to travel in. Spring, summer, and fall are generally uneventful, but severe thunderstorms can occur.

Driving Directions

The park is located just off U.S. Route 22 approximately 12 miles west of Altoona and 10 miles east of Ebensburg. Take the Gallitzin Exit and turn right, following the signs. Visitors prior to 1992 accessed the park in other ways, but the GALLITZIN EXIT of US Route 22 is now the way to access the visitor center and historic area. More directions to Allegheny Portage Railroad.

Operating Hours

The grounds of the park are open every day, sunrise to sunset.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Per Person Fee: Admission is free at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.

Contact

Mailing Address:
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641

Physical Address:
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641

Phone Number: 8148866150

Appalachian

National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers.

Silhouette of a man with backpack standing on McAfee Knob at sunset with mountains in the distance.

Weather

It is your responsibility to be prepared for all weather conditions, including extreme and unexpected weather changes year-round. As the trail runs from Georgia to Maine there will be different weather conditions depending on your location. For weather along specific sections of the trail and at specific shelters, please refer to: http://www.atweather.org/

Driving Directions

There are many points of access along the Appalachian Trail, whether it is by car, train, bus or plane. For more detailed directions, please refer to the "Directions" section of our park webpage. More directions to Appalachian.

Operating Hours

In general, the Appalachian Trail is open year-round. The northern terminus at Mount Katahdin in Maine is within Baxter State Park, which may be closed in winter months, depending on weather conditions. Particular sections of the Trail, and less-developed roads accessing the Trail, may be closed temporarily for a number of reasons, but otherwise the trail is open.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Entrance Fee: The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) does not charge an entrance fee for use of the trail on Appalachian NST land.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Appalachian Trail Park Office
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Physical Address:
Appalachian Trail Park Office
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone Number: 3045356278

Captain John Smith Chesapeake

National Historic Trail

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Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith and his crew mapped nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and rivers and documented American Indian communities. Smith’s map and journals are a remarkable record of the 17th-century Chesapeake. Come join the adventure on the Chesapeake Bay!

A re-created Indian town.

Weather

Annapolis, Maryland has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 86°F and is rarely below 19°For above 91°F. The warm season lasts from May 30 to September 18 with an average daily high temperature above77°F. The cold season lasts from November 29 to March 4 with an average daily high temperature below50°F.

Driving Directions

The trail’s main office is in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis.. Use the Rowe Boulevard exit off of Route 50 to enter the city of Annapolis. Drive along Rowe Boulevard and turn slightly right toward Northwest Street. Turn slightly left onto Northwest Street. Turn right onto Church Circle and use the right two lanes to turn right onto Duke of Gloucester Street. At dead-end, turn right onto the Sixth Street bridge. At traffic light, turn left onto Severn Avenue. The office building is on the left. More directions to Captain John Smith Chesapeake.

Operating Hours

Core hours at the trail's main office are from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday and the office is closed on federal holidays. Quite frequently, the trail office is open for business at least one hour earlier and one hour later than core hours.

Monday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday: unknown
Sunday: unknown

Entrance Fees

Main Trail Office Visitor Fees: There is no fee to visit the main office of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Some of the state parks, museums, wildlife refuges and other sites along the trail may charge entrance fees. Download "Chesapeake Explorer", the official NPS mobile app for the Chesapeake, to find complete information about each partner site. Or, visit the office and pick up a trail brochure.

Contact

Mailing Address:
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Physical Address:
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone Number: 4102602470

Chesapeake Bay

NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America. Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, American Indian landscapes, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake.

A view of docks and boats in the waterside town of Cape Charles VA

Weather

Annapolis, Maryland has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 86°F and is rarely below 19°For above 91°F. The warm season lasts from May 30 to September 18 with an average daily high temperature above77°F. The cold season lasts from November 29 to March 4 with an average daily high temperature below50°F.

Driving Directions

The Chesapeake Bay main office is in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis. Use the Rowe Boulevard exit off of Route 50 to enter the city of Annapolis. Drive along Rowe Boulevard and turn slightly right toward Northwest Street. Turn slightly left onto Northwest Street. Turn right onto Church Circle and use the right two lanes to turn right onto Duke of Gloucester Street. At dead-end, turn right onto the Sixth Street bridge. At traffic light, turn left onto Severn Avenue. The office building is on the left. More directions to Chesapeake Bay.

Operating Hours

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Monday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

NPS Chesapeake Bay Office: There is no fee to visit the main office of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Some of the state parks, museums, wildlife refuges and other sites along the trail may charge entrance fees. Download "Chesapeake Explorer", the official NPS mobile app for the Chesapeake, to find complete information about each partner site. Or, visit the office and pick up a trail brochure.

Contact

Mailing Address:
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Physical Address:
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone Number: 4102602470

Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network connects you with the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay watershed through more than 170 exceptional parks, wildlife refuges, museums, sailing ships, historic communities, trails and more. Gateways Network partner sites and water trails are the special places where you can experience the authentic Chesapeake.

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Driving Directions

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Delaware & Lehigh

National Heritage Corridor

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Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. Follow the D&L Trail, a historic pathway marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore the history of the Corridor at the National Canal Museum or along quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the rippling waters of the river.

Sketch of canal boats loading and unloading at a lock

Weather

We have four seasons and the temperature varies 10 degrees from one end of the Corridor to the other on any given day. The winters are harsher in the two mountainous northern counties (Luzerne and Carbon) than in the southern-most county (Bucks).

Driving Directions

For details and directions on places of interest in the Delaware and Leigh National Heritage Corridor, visit, http://delawareandlehigh.org/. More directions to Delaware & Lehigh.

Operating Hours

For details and operating hours of the places of interest in the Delaware and Leigh National Heritage Corridor, visit, http://delawareandlehigh.org/.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Heritage Corridor Fee: The corridor itself is free. Each site, park, recreational activity and event has its own fee structure.

Contact

Mailing Address:
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042

Physical Address:
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042

Phone Number: 6109233548

Delaware

National Scenic River

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Driving Directions

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Delaware Water Gap

National Recreation Area

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Paddlers slip down the river between low forested mountains; anglers wade the trout streams; hikers scan the valley from the ridge or peer into the 1000-foot-deep Water Gap. The valley has known human hand and voice for 10,000 years. Floodplains nourished the Native farmer; waterfalls drew the Victorian vacationer. Today, a 70,000-acre park welcomes those who seek the outdoors close to home.

View of the Delaware Water Gap from river level

Weather

Spring: Temperatures usually range from lows of 26 F to highs of 80 F with average rainfall of 5 inches. Summer: Temperatures usually range from lows of 55 F to highs of 85 F with average rainfall of 4 inches. Fall: Temperatures usually range from lows of 30 F to highs of 83F. Fall foliage is at its peak sometime in October as daily mountain temperatures vary frequently and influence the change. Winter: Temperatures usually range from lows of 15 F to highs of 49 F.

Driving Directions

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a long, narrow park that sits between two major interstates, I-80 at the south and I-84 at the north. US 209 is the main north/south road through the park on the Pennsylvania side and Old Mine Road is the main north/south road though the park on the New Jersey side. More directions to Delaware Water Gap.

Operating Hours

Closed on weekends and Federal holidays. Park passes can be purchased here during business hours. Small gift shop, Park Information, and Passport Stamps available.

Monday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Entrance Fees

Vehicle expanded amenity fee: Daily fees are per vehicle for up to 7 adult occupants. Any additional adults are $1.00 per person. We do not charge for children 15 and younger. Cost: $10

Bicycle expanded amenity fee: Those who walk or bicycle in to use the beaches are charged a fee. Cost: $1

Pedestrian expanded amenity fee: Those who walk in to use the beaches are charged a fee. Cost: $1

McDade Trail expanded amenity fee - weekends & holidays: Those who walk-in or bicycle-in to use the McDade Trail may do so free. If visitors park a vehicle at the fee areas to use the McDade Trail they must pay the daily fee. Cost: $10

Park Entrance Fee: The Park does does not charge an entrance fee but does have expanded amenity fees.

Park Vehicle Season Pass: We have season passes for $45.00 that are good for one vehicle only in this park only (DEWA); a 2nd pass for vehicles registered to same address is $25.00; a 3rd pass for vehicles registered to same address is $12.50, and 4th pass for vehicles registered to same address is $6.25. Senior and Accessible fees are 1/2 price of season passes. Cost: $45

Contact

Mailing Address:
1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Physical Address:
1978 River Road
Bushkill, PA 18324

Phone Number: 5704262452

Edgar Allan Poe

National Historic Site

Described as horrifying, mystifying, and brilliant, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s illness. In Poe’s humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poe’s astonishing creativity.

Color photo of a rectangular three story brick home with rows of windows on each floor.

Weather

Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is highly variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms, with the normal seasonal snowfall standing at 22.4 in (57 cm). Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month.

Driving Directions

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site is located at 532 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. It sits in an urban area served by Interstates 95 and 676. On- street parking is usually available near the site. The site is also easily accessible by public transportation. See the directions web page for more information. More directions to Edgar Allan Poe.

Operating Hours

The site is open Friday through Sunday, from 9am to 12noon, and 1pm to 5pm. The site closes from 12noon to 1pm for lunch.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00AM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

None: Admission is FREE.

Contact

Mailing Address:
c/o Independence National Historical Park
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Physical Address:
532 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone Number: 2159652305

Eisenhower

National Historic Site

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Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.

The Eisenhower home with Ike's putting green in the foreground

Weather

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Driving Directions

There is no parking available on site. Access to the site is only available via shuttle buses that leave from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center (at 1195 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325) throughout the day. More directions to Eisenhower.

Operating Hours

April - October. Access to the site is only available via the shuttle bus leaving from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Shuttle buses depart every hour, 9 am - 4 pm.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Adult Daily Fees: Adults (13 years and older) Cost: $9

Youth Daily Fees: Youth (6 - 12 years of age) Cost: $5

Group (Youth) Daily Fees: Group (6-12, 16+ people) Cost: $5

Group (Adult) Daily Fees: (13 years and older, 16+ people) Cost: $7

Contact

Mailing Address:
1195 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Physical Address:
1195 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone Number: 7173389114

First State

National Historical Park

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Famous as the First State to ratify the Constitution, Delaware was born out of a conflict among three world powers for dominance of the Delaware Valley. From this beginning, the region developed a distinct character that tolerated diversity in religion and national origin and valued independence.

Fall day in Beaver Valley

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For details and information, visit, http://www.nps.gov/frst/index.htm.

Driving Directions

Seven sites make up First State National Historical Park in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. For details and directions for each site, please visit the visitor centers page below. More directions to First State.

Operating Hours

Beaver Valley (Woodlawn Tract) consists of 1,100 acres of rolling hills and wooded areas are located along the Brandywine River and the arced border between northern Delaware and southern Pennsylvania.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

First State Fees: There are no fees to visit First State National Historical Park. Some partner sites may charge a small fee for special programs.

Contact

Mailing Address:
New Castle Court House Museum
New Castle, DE 19720

Physical Address:
New Castle Court House Museum
New Castle, DE 19720

Phone Number: 3025446363

Flight 93

National Memorial

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On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.

Tall gray walls with a gap and black pathway leading to the gap

Weather

Fall-Winter Cooler weather starts in September with warm days and cool nights. The first snowfall of the season occurs by mid-October and extends through late March to mid-April. Daytime temperatures range in the mid-20s to 30s, with periodic warming in the 40s and 50s. The average annual snowfall is approximately 80 inches for Somerset County. Spring-Summer May is more predictable for warmer weather with daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s. July and August are also mild with highs in the 80s-90s

Driving Directions

The entrance to the memorial is located on US Route 30/Lincoln Highway. Traveling east on the PA Turnpike take exit 110 - Somerset and follow the signs. Traveling west on the PA Turnpike take exit 146 - Bedford. GPS Address: 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563. Please note mapping programs may note alternate entrances, but the only entrance to the memorial is located on US Route 30. For more details follow the link to our website More directions to Flight 93.

Operating Hours

Grounds are open sunrise to sunset.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

No entrance fee: No entrance fee

Contact

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 911
Shanksville, PA 15560

Physical Address:
6424 Lincoln Highway
Stoystown, PA 15563

Phone Number: 8148936322

Fort Necessity

National Battlefield

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.

cabin and stockade casting shadows on the snow

Weather

Weather varies considerably within each season. Be prepared with layered clothing. Precipitation is common throughout the year. Spring: Temperatures usually range from 25°F to 70°F. On average, May is the wettest month. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 50°F to 80°F. July is the warmest month. Fall: Temperatures usually range from 30°F to 70°F. Fall foliage is at its peak around mid-October. Winter: Temperatures range from 15°F to 40°F. January is the coldest month.

Driving Directions

The main unit of the park is located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania on U.S. Highway 40. The visitor center, reconstructed Fort Necessity, Mount Washington Tavern and picnic area are located in the main unit of the park. More directions to Fort Necessity.

Operating Hours

Entrance to Fort Necessity National Battlefield is allowed from sunrise until sunset. The park visitor center and Mount Washington Tavern museum have specific hours. Please see the listing for each facility.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Fort Necessity NB Entrance: Entrance to the park, including all facilities and public programs.

Contact

Physical Address:
1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437

Mailing Address:
1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437

Phone Number: 7243295512

Friendship Hill

National Historic Site

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted at Friendship Hill, his restored country estate.

Gallatin house

Weather

Weather varies considerably within each season. Be prepared with layered clothing. Precipitation is common throughout the year. Spring: Temperatures usually range from 25°F to 70°F. On average, May is the wettest month. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 50°F to 80°F. July is the warmest month. Fall: Temperatures usually range from 30°F to 70°F. Fall foliage is at its peak around mid-October. Winter: Temperatures range from 15°F to 40°F. January is the coldest month.

Driving Directions

Friendship Hill NHS is located on PA 166 three miles north of Point Marion, Pennsylvania. More directions to Friendship Hill.

Operating Hours

The Park Grounds and Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset, all year. Please note: While the park is open Sunrise to Sunset - the Gallatin House Visitor Center may be closed during the winter season.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fee: There is no entrance fee at Friendship Hill National Historic Site. Activities that require a permit may have a fee.

Contact

Mailing Address:
c/o Fort Necessity NB
Farmington, PA 15437

Physical Address:
223 New Geneva Rd.
Point Marion, PA 15470

Phone Number: 7243292501

Gettysburg

National Military Park

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The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".

The view from Little Round Top

Weather

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Driving Directions

Gettysburg National Military Park is located in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The museum and visitor center is located at 1195 Baltimore Pike (Route 97) with a back entrance from the Taneytown Road (State Rt. 134). From North or South, follow US 15 to Gettysburg and watch for signs to direct you to the National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center. From East or West, drive into Gettysburg on US Rt. 30, turn South on Baltimore Street (Rt. 97), and follow signs to the entrance of the visitor center. More directions to Gettysburg.

Operating Hours

April - October Museum & Visitor Center is open 8 am - 6 pm Park Roads are open 6 am - 10 pm Soldiers' National Cemetery is open Dawn - Dusk

Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Entrance Fees

Park Entrance: Entrance to the park is FREE.

Contact

Physical Address:
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Mailing Address:
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone Number: 7173341124

Gloria Dei Church

National Historic Site

Before Pennsylvania there was New Sweden. Discover this last historic link to a forgotten past. Visit the church's pastoral surroundings and its burial ground of patriots and ordinary citizens alike.

A color photo of the Gloria Dei Church steeple during a sunset in Philadelphia.

Weather

Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is highly variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms, with the normal seasonal snowfall standing at 22.4 in (57 cm). Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month.

Driving Directions

The Gloria Dei Church is accessed from Christian Street in South Philadelphia. As in any city, use your street smarts and do not leave any valuables visible in your car. Several SEPTA bus routes serve the vicinity of the site. Visit the website for more information. More directions to Gloria Dei Church.

Operating Hours

Gloria Dei is an active religious congregation, and home to the parish minister. Religious services are held on Sundays at 10am. Regular operating hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm, except during services.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Entrance Fees

Gloria Dei Church fee: There is no fee to enter the site, and reservations are not required. However, you may wish to confirm visiting hours prior to your arrival by contacting the rector at 215-389-1513.

Contact

Physical Address:
916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mailing Address:
c/o Independence National Historical Park
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone Number: 2153891513

Hopewell Furnace

National Historic Site

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Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.

Artists' Illustaration of Hopewell Furnace in operation circa 1840.

Weather

Summers are generally humid with daily temps. averaging 83 degrees (F) for a high and 60 degrees (F) for a low. Daily temps. in January average 38 degrees (F) for a high and 20 degrees (F) for a low. Precipitation averages 3-5 inches of rain per month during spring, summer and autumn. During winter conditions can be icy with snow accumulating up to several inches.

Driving Directions

On PA Route 345, 5 miles South of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. More directions to Hopewell Furnace.

Operating Hours

Park is open on Federal Holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, M. L. King Day and Presidents Day. The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday all year long. During the Summer season, generally Memorial Day through Labor day, the park is open 7 days per week 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For 2017, the summer season has been extended until October 28.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee: There are no entrance fees for persons or vehicles the entering park.

Contact

Physical Address:
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520

Mailing Address:
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520

Phone Number: 6105828773

Independence

National Historical Park

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Goods, ideas, and people intermingled in early Philadelphia. In this diverse city, a new republic was born. The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall. Nearby sits the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of liberty.

Color photo of the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall in the background.

Weather

Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is highly variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms, with the normal seasonal snowfall standing at 22.4 in (57 cm). Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month.

Driving Directions

Independence National Historical Park is located in an urban area served by Interstates 95 and 676. The park is also easily accessible by public transportation, including SEPTA and PATCO mass transit routes. Whether you choose driving, the bus or the train, we recommend that you start your visit at the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets. See the park's website for specific directions. More directions to Independence.

Operating Hours

Independence National Historical Park operates daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hours of operation for certain historical buildings and facilities change seasonally throughout the year. Most of the park grounds are open 24 hours a day to pedestrians. All buildings are closed on Christmas Day. Please see the park's website for hours of operation. http://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Admission: Admission to most park sites is free. Timed entry tickets are required to enter Independence Hall from March through December, but there is no charge for those tickets if obtained at the Independence Visitor Center on the morning of your visit. The Benjamin Franklin Museum charges an interpretive fee.

Contact

Mailing Address:
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Physical Address:
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone Number: 2159652305

Johnstown Flood

National Memorial

The South Fork dam failed on Friday, May 31, 1889 and unleashed 20,000,000 tons of water that devastated Johnstown, PA. The flood killed 2,209 people but it brought the nation and the world together to aid the "Johnstown sufferers." The story of the Johnstown Flood reminds us all, "...that we must leave nothing undone for the preservation and protection of our brother men."

Remnants of the South Fork Dam

Weather

Winters can be cold and severe. Spring can be seasonable and wet. Summer can be hot with potentials for thunderstorms. Fall can be seasonal, with cold temperatures into October and November.

Driving Directions

Take US Route 219 to the St Michael/Sidman exit. At the end of the exit ramp head East on PA 869 (there is a park sign at the end of the exit ramp). Travel approximately 1.5 miles on PA 869 watching for a left turn onto Lake Road at the sign for Johnstown Flood National Memorial. Follow Lake Road 1.5 miles until the visitor center appears on your right. Please park safely in the designated parking lot and not block any emergency access roads. More directions to Johnstown Flood.

Operating Hours

During the spring, summer, and fall, the Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily. During the winter, the Visitor Center may have reduced hours. Park grounds and trails are always open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from sunrise to sunset.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee.: Johnstown Flood National Memorial is a fee free park.

Contact

Physical Address:
733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956

Mailing Address:
733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956

Phone Number: 8148866170

Journey Through Hallowed Ground

National Heritage Area

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The Journey is a unique historic, natural and scenic region, with farms and orchards; woodlands and forests; rivers and streams; rolling hills and mountain views; and unspoiled landscapes that can be explored by car, bike, canoe, foot or on horseback. The region is alive with vibrant historic downtowns, rich agriculture and an abundant bounty of wineries, inns and unique cultural events.

Evening sun over the mountain range.

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For details and information, visit, https://www.hallowedground.org.

Driving Directions

For details and directions on places of interest in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, visit, https://www.hallowedground.org/. More directions to Journey Through Hallowed Ground.

Operating Hours

For details and operating hours of the places of interest in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, visit, https://www.hallowedground.org.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Fees: For details about fees for the different places of interest in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, visit, https://www.hallowedground.org.

Contact

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 77
Waterford, VA 20197

Physical Address:
15481 2nd Street
Waterford, VA 20197

Phone Number: 5408824929

Lower Delaware

National Wild and Scenic River

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America. In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.

A rural boat lock with a gate

Weather

Spring: Temperatures usually range from lows of 26 F to highs of 80 F with average rainfall of 5 inches. Summer: Temperatures usually range from lows of 55 F to highs of 85 F with average rainfall of 4 inches. Fall: Temperatures usually range from lows of 30 F to highs of 83F. Fall foliage is at its peak sometime in October as daily mountain temperatures vary frequently and influence the change. Winter: Temperatures usually range from lows of 15 F to highs of 49 F.

Driving Directions

The Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River is located between Interstate 80 (at Portland, Pennsylvania and Columbia, New Jersey) and Interstate 95 (at exit 51 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and exit 1 in Washington Crossing, New Jersey). In Pennsylvania, follow PA-611 and PA-32 to drive along the river. In New Jersey, follow NJ-29 south of Frenchtown for a drive along the river. More directions to Lower Delaware.

Operating Hours

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America. In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees: There are no fees associated with the Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River. However, there are private organizations operating near the river that may charge for their services.

Contact

Physical Address:
NPS Wild & Scenic Rivers
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mailing Address:
NPS Wild & Scenic Rivers
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone Number: 215-597-6482

North Country

National Scenic Trail

Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Lakes and streams remain from glaciers that molded the landscape 10,000 years before. Experience clear-flowing water, the red and gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, tall grass prairies, and distant horizons. From New York to North Dakota, you're never far from a great outdoor adventure. Experience your America at a walking pace.

Hiking on trail

Weather

With the trail going through over 4,600 miles through seven states from the Northeast to the Great Plains, weather along the trail can be highly variable. You could be subject to any kind of weather or temperature related emergency depending on your location and the season. Be careful to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses and hypothermia while out on the trail. Be mindful of lightning, severe storms, and other environmental hazards common to the “North Country.”

Driving Directions

When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be approximately 4,600 miles long. Currently, over 2,000 miles of trail are complete and waiting for you to use. Trail headquarters is based in Lowell, Michigan. Find North Country Trail Association's Maps and Trails Data to help you get there at https://northcountrytrail.org/trail/maps. More directions to North Country.

Operating Hours

The North Country Trail is generally open at all times and during all seasons. There may be area or seasonal closures at the discretion of the local land owner or manager. Please contact local managers or the North Country Trail Association at (616) 897-5987 x1 for the latest trail closures.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Fees: No fees are charged for hiking on the trail but fees may be required for parking, camping, or entrance at various sections along the trail. http://www.nps.gov/noco/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Contact

Mailing Address:
PO Box 288
Lowell, MI 49331

Physical Address:
219 E. Main Street
Lowell, MI 49331

Phone Number: 6163197906

Oil Region

National Heritage Area

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Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania tells of the world’s first successful commercial oil well and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics. The Oil Region includes oil artifacts, scenic communities, farmlands and woodlands, and industrial landscapes, and offers visitors heritage attractions and four seasons of outdoor recreation.

Bicycler rides on the trail next to a freight engine

Weather

For details and information, please visit, www.oilregion.org.

Driving Directions

Oil Region National Heritage Area is located in northwestern Pennsylvania. Commuter air service lands at the Venango Regional Airport in Franklin, Pennsylvania at the center of the Oil Region. Vehicle drivers who access Exits 29, 35, 42, and 45 of I-80 immediately enter the southern edge of the Oil Region National Heritage Area. Major communities are Emlenton, Barkeyville, Cranberry, Franklin, Oil City, and Titusville. More directions to Oil Region.

Operating Hours

Peak visitation months are May through October, with nearly all facilities open year-round. For specific visitor venues, recreational highlights, accommodations, and events, please refer to www.oilregion.org.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Oil Region Fees: The National Park Service does not collect a fee at Oil Region National Heritage Area, but some associated sites may. For more information, visit: http://www.oilheritage.org/

Contact

Physical Address:
217 Elm Street
Oil City, PA 16301

Mailing Address:
217 Elm Street
Oil City, PA 16301

Phone Number: 814.677.3152

Potomac Heritage

National Scenic Trail

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Linking the tidal Potomac and upper Youghiogheny river basins, the evolving Potomac Heritage Trail network lies within a corridor rich in historic pathways and waterways. You can travel this historic corridor today—on foot, bicycle and horse and by boat—exploring contrasting landscapes between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Plateau.

A man, woman and child stand overlooking a valley of mountains and trees on a sunny summer day.

Weather

Weather associated with the PHT network is typical of a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons and variable precipitation throughout the year. Temperatures can vary from a high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to 0 degrees in the winter.

Driving Directions

The administrative office for the NPS Potomac Heritage NST is located in Cook Hall near the Stephen T. Mather Training Center. The office does not provide visitor services. More directions to Potomac Heritage.

Operating Hours

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Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

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Contact

Mailing Address:
Potomac Heritage NST Office
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Physical Address:
252 McDowell Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone Number: 3045354014

Rivers Of Steel

National Heritage Area

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area reveals how one region, in a sustained and thunderous blast of innovation, ambition and fire, forever changed America and its place in the world. It is the story of the industrialists and the workers who pushed an infant industry to it ultimate limits and in doing so pushed the world into the Age of Steel.

Tall steel stacks of a former mill sit alone

Weather

For details and information, visit, https://www.riversofsteel.com/.

Driving Directions

The Bost Building is located at 623 E. Eighth Avenue in Homestead, PA. More directions to Rivers Of Steel.

Operating Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 AM to 2 PM; other times by appointment. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, visit, https://www.riversofsteel.com/about/visit-the-museum/.

Monday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursday: All Day
Friday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Bost Building Museum Fees - Adult: Fee and tour information is available on the museum website, https://www.riversofsteel.com/about/visit-the-museum/. Cost: $3

Bost Building Museum Fees - Children: Fee and tour information is available on the museum website, https://www.riversofsteel.com/about/visit-the-museum/. Cost: $1

Bost Building Museum Fees - Members: Fee and tour information is available on the museum website, https://www.riversofsteel.com/about/visit-the-museum/.

Contact

Mailing Address:
623 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Physical Address:
623 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Phone Number: 412.464.4020

Schuylkill River Valley

National Heritage Area

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The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is the birthplace of the movements that shaped the nation, fueled its growth, and reclaimed its future. It was along the banks of this river and its tributaries that the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions were born. Explore the stories, visit the places, and experience the region’s vitality by visiting the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

Sun beams through trees along the banks of the river

Weather

Winters on the river are cold and damp with a cool spring and fall and a hot and humid summer. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for outdoor recreation during the snowy wintery season.

Driving Directions

From Highway 422 headed north out of Philadelphia, exit South Hanover Street and turn right at the intersection. After you cross the Schuylkill River turn left on to College Drive. The office will be on the left. More directions to Schuylkill River Valley.

Operating Hours

park locations all vary for hours. Visit the main heritage area webpage for details. schuylkillriver.org

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees vary: There are many sites and museums inside the heritage area, each one has varying fees.

Contact

Physical Address:
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

Mailing Address:
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone Number: 4849450200

Steamtown

National Historic Site

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You'd feel heat from the firebox, smell hot steam and oil; you'd hear the whistle, feel the ground vibrate, and watch as one-ton drive rods turned steel wheels. Remember the sound of "chuff-chuff" from the smokestack? Today, you can learn the history of steam railroad transportation, and the people who built, repaired and rode, as we work to preserve a special era in America's industrial history!

An aerial overview of Steamtown National Historic Site

Weather

Warm and sometimes humid summers; cold and rainy or snowy winters. Wear seasonable clothing and good walking shoes. For travel aboard the summer and fall seasonal excursion trains, please note that the commuter-type coaches are not air-conditioned, or may not be heated. Therefore, we recommend that you dress appropriately for the season that you plan to visit us!

Driving Directions

Our GPS coordinates are: N 41.410730 (latitude), W 75.671329 (longitude) using our park entrance, Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St, 18503 Be careful NOT to use the park's MAILING address with a GPS unit as there is no entrance at that location. If the location info above fails, you can try 350 Cliff St with ZIP Code 18503 (the bookstore mail address). General Driving Directions Take I-81 to exit 185. At first traffic light turn left on Lackawanna Avenue. Continue on Lackawanna Ave to Cliff St and park entrance. More directions to Steamtown.

Operating Hours

The park is open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day (closed on those days), and may close early on the day before each of these holidays. 2018 winter hours are December 31 (2017) through March 31. Hours are from to 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily and are weather-dependent. Special event operating hours may allow for an early entry or late closing - please refer to the specific event(s) for details.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fee: Effective October 1, 2017, this park no longer charges an entrance fee.

Contact

Mailing Address:
150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018

Physical Address:
Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St
Scranton, PA 18503

Phone Number: 570-340-5200

Thaddeus Kosciuszko

National Memorial

Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson.

Color photo showing a three story brick rowhouse on a corner lot.

Weather

Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is highly variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms, with the normal seasonal snowfall standing at 22.4 in (57 cm). Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month.

Driving Directions

The Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial is located at 3rd and Pine Streets in Philadelphia. It is within walking distance of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center. Parking is quite limited near the site. The site is easily accessible by public transportation. See the park's web page for directions. More directions to Thaddeus Kosciuszko.

Operating Hours

The site is closed from November through March. It is usually open from April through October, Saturday - Sunday only, from 12noon to 4pm.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Entrance Fees

None: Admission is free.

Contact

Mailing Address:
c/o Independence National Historical Park
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Physical Address:
3rd and Pine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone Number: 2159652305

Upper Delaware

Scenic & Recreational River

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Canoe through rapids and quiet pools as the Delaware River winds its way through a valley of swiftly changing scenery or fish amid rolling hills and riverfront villages in one of the finest fishing rivers in the northeastern United States. The clean water of the Delaware, the last major undammed river in the eastern United States, supports a healthy ecosystem and offers tranquility and excitement.

a view of the Delaware River

Weather

Spring: Temperatures usually range from lows of 26 F to highs of 80 F with average rainfall of 5 inches. Summer: Temperatures usually range from lows of 55 F to highs of 85 F with average rainfall of 4 inches. Fall: Temperatures usually range from lows of 30 F to highs of 83F. Fall foliage is at its peak sometime in October as daily mountain temperatures vary frequently and influence the change. Winter: Temperatures usually range from lows of 15 F to highs of 49 F.

Driving Directions

See complete directions on Upper Delaware S&RR's webpage. More directions to Upper Delaware.

Operating Hours

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is open year round. Limited river access may occur during winter months due to ice and snow build up on the public access. River information may be obtained by calling the park's River Hotline at 845-252-7100.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

There are no fees associated with Upper Delaware S&RR.: There are no fees associated with Upper Delaware S&RR.

Contact

Mailing Address:
274 River Road
Beach Lake, PA 18405

Physical Address:
274 River Road
Beach Lake, PA 18405

Phone Number: 5706854871

Valley Forge

National Historical Park

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Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times!

Light fog across a grassy meadow with trees on either side

Weather

Winters at Valley Forge are cold and damp with a cool spring and fall and a hot and humid summer. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for outdoor recreation during the snowy winter season.

Driving Directions

The park is conveniently located off of U.S. Route 422. The main entrance to the park is at the intersection of State Route 23 and North Gulph Road. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 326. From Interstate I-76, take Route 422 West to Route 23 West/Valley Forge. From State Route 252, take State Route 23 East. More directions to Valley Forge.

Operating Hours

The park is open from 7:00 am to Dark (30 minutes after sunset) all year. Park buildings are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Monday: 7:00AM - Sunset
Tuesday: 7:00AM - Sunset
Wednesday: 7:00AM - Sunset
Thursday: 7:00AM - Sunset
Friday: 7:00AM - Sunset
Saturday: 7:00AM - Sunset
Sunday: 7:00AM - 11:59PM

Entrance Fees

Park Entrance Fee: Entrance to Valley Forge is free.

Contact

Mailing Address:
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Physical Address:
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone Number: 6107831000

Washington-Rochambeau

National Historic Trail

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In 1781, General Rochambeau’s French Army joined forces with General Washington’s Continental Army to fight the British Army in Yorktown, Virginia. With the French Navy in support, the allied armies moved hundreds of miles to become the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. The effort and cooperation between the two sides led to a victory at Yorktown and secured American independence.

Flag marking the trail

Weather

With over 680 miles of land and water trails and hundreds of historical sites, there is a wide variety in weather. Please check with your favorite weather website before traveling.

Driving Directions

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT encompasses over 680 miles of land and water trails through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. More directions to Washington-Rochambeau.

Operating Hours

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT can be travelled year-round. The NHT connects national, state, and local parks as well a great number of historic sites and landmarks. Visitors should contact sites or attractions individually as operating hours vary widely by site and season.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Washington-Rochambeau Fee: There is no fee to explore the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail, but fees may apply for sites and attractions along the trail. Visitors should contact sites individually for further information.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Philadelphia, PA 19016

Physical Address:
Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
Philadelphia, PA 19016

Phone Number: 2155971581