Washington's Headquarters is 3 mi. w. of the visitor center on SR 23W in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The house, which contains Revolutionary War-era furnishings, was rented by Gen. George Washington during the Continental Army’s encampment Dec. 19, 1777, to June 19, 1778, and served as his command post for coordinating the daily operations of the entire army.
The structure is also known as the Potts House. Park rangers are available to answer questions. Displays that chronicle Washington as a leader can be seen in the 1917 Valley Forge Train Station building next door.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Daily 9-5, early Mar.-Dec. 31 (also 5-6, mid-June to mid-Aug.); Sat.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year. Park visitor center daily 9-6, mid-June through Aug. 31; 9-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.