On December 14th, 1777 George Washington and his troops started camping at Gulph Mills, a site that they would celebrate Thanksgiving on December 18th. On December 19th, 1777, General George Washington marched his troops from Gulph Mills to Valley Forge, which attained its name from the iron forge that had operated there, northwest of Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.
A foundry in New York created a replica of the George Washington statue, that stands within the Virginia House of Delegates building, to be placed at the site of George Washington’s headquarters at Valley Forge.
For a period of time, George Washington’s original “war tent” was placed on display at the Valley Forge National Park. On April 19th, 2017, after Vice President Joseph Biden gave a speech dedicated to the opening of the Musuem of the American Revolution in Philadelphia during the 242 year anniversity of the start of the American Revolution, the “war tent” was relocated to the musuem.