11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Year Listed: 2000
Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Threat: Deterioration, Natural Forces, Neglect
The pivotal American Revolution site where George Washington and the Continental Army encamped to survive the winter is under a new kind of attack - the ravages of time. It was at Valley Forge, Pa., during the winter of 1777-1778, where the army reorganized to fight and win America's War for Independence. Now an internationally recognized and visited site operated by the National Park Service, the Valley Forge National Historical Park contains important Revolutionary War buildings that are suffering from extensive water damage and inadequate maintenance, all of which require immediate stabilization.