In the Hands-On-History Center, enjoy special activities for kids under 10.
Visit the Hands-on-History Center to discover more about leadership at the winter encampments.
George Washington is remembered as being a great leader, what are some leadership traits that you think he had? Who is someone from today that you think is a good leader? What are some ways that you can be a leader?
Martha Washington showed leadership by setting an example for others. Explore some of the types of objects that she may have brought with her to camp and learn more about the work that she did in camp.
While in Hands-on-History you can also practice building a cabin like the soldiers lived in at Valley Forge and other encampments. We have toy cabins for you to build with, or you can make a cabin out of paper to take home with you!
What happened at Valley Forge?
During the winter of 1777 to 1778, Washington camped with his troops at Valley Forge, nearly twenty miles north of Philadelphia. Images soldiers huddled around lonely campfires and Washington on his knees, praying that his army might survive often come to mind when people hear the words "Valley Forge."
Can you lead like Washington?
Be Washington is a first-person interactive leadership experience. Come face to face with challenges that George Washington confronted as commander in chief or president in four key scenarios.
How did Martha Washington help?
Martha Washington's presence at the Continental Army’s winter encampments not only helped encourage George Washington but also boosted the morale of the entire camp.
What's in Mrs. Washington's Trunk?
Explore the types of things that Martha Washington may have brought with her when she traveled to the winter encampments during the Revolutionary War.