The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board helped welcome eight travel writers from across Europe to Montgomery County. The journalists were drawn to the U.S. by a preview visit to the Museum of the American Revolution, on track for its April 19 opening.
The VFTCB welcomed the group to Valley Forge as a way of tying the area to one of the museum’s most iconic artifacts, the headquarters tent of General George Washington. The tent, which was onsite at Valley Forge during the 1777-1778 encampment, was also on display at the park’s Visitor Center for decades.
The eight travel writers – from France, U.K., Italy, Germany, Denmark, and Spain – also visited King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s largest retail shopping destination, which the VFTCB markets both domestically and internationally under its “Destination Shop Montco” brand.
“Our guests from overseas today were all very excited to make the connection of the history that was on display at the Museum of the American Revolution with Valley Forge National Historical Park,” said Jessica Willingham, VFTCB Director of Arts and Culture.