King of Prussia

King of Prussia is a suburban community in the greater Philadelphia region of Pennsylvania in Montgomery County. It is northwest of Philadelphia proper.

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Valley Forge National Historical Park

The focal point of Valley Forge attractions is the 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park. It was here that General George Washington forged his Continental Army into a fighting force, during the difficult winter encampment of 1777-78. Of all places associated with America's War for Independence, none conveys the suffering, sacrifice and ultimate triumph more than Valley Forge. No battles were fought, no bayonet charges or artillery bombardments took place. Nonetheless, some 2,000 soldiers died - more Americans than were killed at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown combined. Valley Forge is the story of an army's epic struggle to survive against terrible odds, hunger, disease and the unrelenting forces of nature. Today, the park is a lush, 3,600-acre expanse of rolling hillsides dotted with flowering dogwood trees. Washington's original stone headquarters has been restored and furnished; log huts have been reconstructed; and statues and monuments throughout the park remind visitors of the American national heritage. Among them are statues of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and Baron Friedrich von Steuben; and the Monument to Patriots of African Descent. Stop at the Visitors Center at the junction of Rt 23 and N. Gulph Rd. Open daily, it features exhibits, artifacts, a gift shop and an 18-minute film. Rangers will be leading "Following in their footsteps" tours to discuss the life of everyday soldiers. The actual walk is a quarter mile. Walks begin every day at 11:50; 12:50 and 1:50. Please meet at the park theater 10 minute prior. Free. Bus tours available from the weekends in Sep and Oct at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. Tours also available on Thanksgiving weekend and Dec 27-31. Prices range from $5 (Children under 12) to $10 per person Reservations for bus tours required - call +1 610 783-7503. Valley Forge National Historical Park contains 28 miles of authorized trail that are popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding" Also activities include: running,horseback riding, bird watching, fishing and bicycling throughout the large park. visitors can have a picnic using tables abd benches found throughout the park. Bicycles are available for rent, depending on season. Also, there are Interpretice programs and guided tours, which are usually free and good for all ages.

SEE   —  1400 N Outer Line Dr

The Revolutionary Shuttle

Get on and off this free shuttle at any indicated stop during operating hours. Bicycle racks are provided on every shuttle. Shuttles begin running from the Visitor Center and Washington's Headquarter's at 9AM, with the last shuttle leaving at 5:40PM. Shuttle Stops: A. Visitor Center- Lower Parking Lot B. Washington Memorial Chapel C. von Steuben Statue/Varnum's Parking Lot D. Washington's Headquarters. Hours 9AM- 5:40PM frequency: 20 minutes. Operating 7 days a week during the summer. The Trolley Tour and The Revolutionary Shuttle are wheelchair accessible.

King of Prussia Mall

The largest mall in the country in terms of leaseable retail floorspace with all the usual American mall shops and includes everything from shoes to jewelry and business suits. There are European stores like Versace. There are two parts to the mall, the Plaza and the Court providing both upmarket, quite ritzy stores as well as middle end stores. The mall caters to many tastes and styles.

Comfort Inn Valley Forge

Complimentary Continental breakfast, newspaper, HBO, free high-speed wireless internet, fitness center, data ports, iron and board, coffeemaker, hairdryer. Refridgerators available. Adjacent to the King of Prussia Mall. AAA/AARP discounts. Silver Award winner.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 962-0700 —  550 W. DeKalb Pk

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Oversized USDA-prime steaks, live lobsters and fresh seafood are accompanied by 10 varieties of potatoes, fresh vegetables and salads with homemade dressings. Reservations encouraged. Private rooms available for groups. Valet parking available.

MainStay Suites - King of Prussia

An all suite hotel with 69 rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet daily. Fully equipped kitchens with spacious dining, living and bedroom areas. Free high speed internet access. Indoor pool, exercise rooms. Pets welcome.

SLEEP   —  +1 484 690-3000 —  440 American Ave

Hampton Inn - King of Prussia

147 rooms. Multi-purpose rooms for meetings and functions. Free business and fitness centers. Group rates. Free deluxe breakfast bar. King deluxe rooms with microwave and refrigerator available. Free local calls.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 962-8111 —  530 W. DeKalb Pk

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Three Diamond AAA rating. Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, USA Today newspaper, HBO,CNN,ESPN, High Speed Internet access, and fitness room with whirlpool. New two-room suites. Discounts at local restaurants

SLEEP   —  +1 610 768-9500 —  260 N. Gulph Rd

Bear Rock Cafe

A unique quick-casual restaurant featuring hand-crafted sandwiches, hot and savory soups, fresh salads, loaded baked potatoes, oven fresh breads and desserts. Take-out and catering services. Free WIFI site.

Chumley's Steak House

Chumley's sports bar, with 10 high-definition televisions, features traditional favorites like burgers and wings, as well as frosty cold beers. Juicy steaks and delicious seafood served in the dining room.

Fitzwater Station

Snacks, lunch, dinner and drinks on a deck overlooking the historic Schuylkill Canal, or on a glass enclosed porch. Daily and weekend specials, weekly entertainment. Paddle boats, Canoe and Kayak rentals.

Philadelphia Rock Gym

Minutes from King of Prussia is the area's first and only full service rock climbing facility, offering introductory classes, teambuilding, outdoor adventures, day passes, group rates and event rentals.

Radisson Hotel Valley Forge

328 over-sized guest rooms, business club level, three restaurants, over 3,000 sq. ft. fitness center, redesigned fantasy suites, three fabulous ballrooms, ICE Nightclub, on-site Budget Rent-a-Car.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 337-2000 —  1160 First Ave

Park Ridge Hotel and Conference Center at Valley Forge

Dedicated conference center for up to 600 people. 265 guest rooms, outdoor pool, tennis, fitness center, adjacent golf course. 24-hour room service, restaurant, sports tavern. IACC approved.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 337-1800 —  480 N. Gulph Rd

Creed's Seafood & Steaks

Chef John Talbot offers a diverse selection of fresh fish, seafood and steaks along with a raw bar menu. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in the bar. Reservations suggested.

Morton's The Steakhouse

USDA Prime aged steaks, fresh seafood, hand picked vegetables and home-made desserts served in an elegant, club-like setting. Open for dinner nightly, private Boardroom dining available.

EAT   —  +1 610 491-1900 —  500 Mall Blvd

Peppers Italian Restaurant & Bar

Excellent food made to order. Is known for large food and drink portions with good prices. Voted best Italian Restaurant Readers Choice five years in a row. Locally owned and operated.

Coppermill Harvest

Refined contemporary, yet casual, American specialty restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from an a la carte menu and a buffet breakfast and lunch. Saturday seafood buffet.

Fox & Hound Pub & Grille

Cable & Satellite system with 40+ televisions, 24 draft beers, 50+ bottled beers, premium wine & spirits, upscale billiards-games of skill. "We throw a cocktail party 7 days a week."

DRINK   —  +1 610 962-0922 —  211 Mall Blvd

Cafe Soleil at Radisson Hotel Valley Forge

Bright and cheery café serving made-to-order eggs and omelets by Chef for breakfast and burgers, sandwiches and wraps for lunch. Enjoy pasta to your liking at popular Pasta Bar.

Sleep Inn - King of Prussia

78 rooms. Complimentary breakfast buffet daily, in-room coffee maker, iron and board, two line phone, and free high speed internet access. Indoor pool and exercise room.

SLEEP   —  +1 484 690-2000 —  440 American Ave

Maggiano's Little Italy

Often said to be reminiscent of pre-World War II Little Italy, Maggiano's blends the tradition of family, good times with friends, and authentic Italian cuisine.

EAT   —  +1 610 992-3333 —  205 Mall Blvd

Legal Seafoods

The Court at King of Prussia Mall. Over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish available throughout the year as well as an award-winning wine list.

EAT   —  +1 610 265-5566 —  Map

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Featuring fresh, handcrafted, moderately priced lunches, dinners, and late night dining. Beer brewed on premises. Banquets and large parties welcome.

EAT   —  +1 610 230-2739 —  Map

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge

This hotel offers 225 guest accommodations, restaurant with lounge, two elegant ballrooms and state-of-the-art amphitheater. IACC approved.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 265-7500 —  260 Mall Blvd

Cheesecake Factory

The Plaza at King of Prussia Mall. Cheesecake and a selection of food from the Thai lettuce wraps for an appetizer to handcrafted burgers.

EAT   —  +1 610 337-2200 —  Map

Encampment Store at Valley Forge National Historical Park

Take the Valley Forge experience home with you. Shop a wide selection of Revolutionary War books, unique gifts, reproductions, and toys.

Desi Village

A casual Indian/Pakistani restaurant on Gulph Rd south of Dekalb (near the mall). The food is good and there are vegetarian offerings.

EAT   —  Map

Blue Pacific Chinese Bistro and Sushi

Sushi and pan-Asian menu including noodles, tempura, seafood, satay, and sake in a casual dining environment. Affordable prices.

Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel & Conference Center

A top choice for meetings, with multi-purpose general sessions for 15-90 and breakouts from 5-15. 160 guest rooms. IACC member.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 265-1500 —  1210 First Ave

Blue Grotto Italian Bistro & Bar

Romantic candlelit dining room. Perfect for an escape to the Mediterranean. Ask about The Cove, a popular and romantic table.

Motel 6 King of Prussia

170 rooms. Free local calls. Accepts small pets. All children under 17 stay free, morning coffee, pool and guest laundry.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 265-7200 —  815 W. DeKalb Pk

Michael's Deli - Restaurant

Best of Philly award; Jewish-style deli/restaurant featuring jumbo deli sandwiches and 500 different brands of cold beer.

Mad Anthony's Tavern

Snacks and sandwiches. Comfortable bar serving a full line of spirits, wine by the glass, domestic and imported beers.

DRINK   —  +1 610 337-1800 —  480 N. Gulph Rd

Seasons 52

Fresh grill and wine bar offering a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list.

Best Western Inn at King of Prussia

167 rooms. Deluxe Complimentary Continental breakfast, heated outdoor pool, spa and fitness center.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 265-4500 —  127 S. Gulph Rd

The Melting Pot

This unique dining experience offers an assortment of fondue, cooked at the table by the guests.

Stirling's Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge

Experience the culinary talents of award-winning chef Mark Spaulding.

EAT   —  +1 610 265-7500 —  260 Mall Blvd

Dolce Valley Forge

Features 327 guest rooms, a health club, outdoor pool and gift shop.

Maxwell's Pub

Sports bar atmosphere and casual dining with 44 beers (8 on tap).

DRINK   —  +1 610 337-1200 —  301 DeKalb Pk

Sullivan's Steakhouse

Steaks, seafood, hand-shaken martinis and live music.

Maggiano's Little Italy

Italian style cuisine.

EAT   —  +1 610 992-3333 —  205 Mall Blvd

Bahama Breeze

Caribbean food.

About King of Prussia

King of Prussia is a suburban community that is located 20 miles northwest of the city of Philadelphia in Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. The town developed around the King of Prussia Inn, a tavern that was built as a cottage in 1719 at what is now the intersection of U.S. Route 202 (Dekalb Pike) and Gulph Road. The cottage became an inn called Berry's Tavern in 1769 and was popular with travelers as it was a day's travel by horse from Philadelphia. General George Washington visited the inn on Thanksgiving Day in 1777. During the winter of 1777-78, General Washington and the Continental Army made their winter encampment nearby in Valley Forge while the British occupied the city of Philadelphia. By 1786, Berry's Tavern became known as the King of Prussia Inn, named after Frederick II, King of Prussia. King of Prussia would remain a rural area into the 20th century. In the middle of the 20th century, King of Prussia saw extensive suburban development. The town is now home to several office parks and retail space that developed around the convergence of the Schuylkill Expressway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, U.S. Route 202, and U.S. Route 422. King of Prussia is considered an "edge city" of Philadelphia, an area with business and shopping outside the central business district of a city in what was once a rural area.

}} King of Prussia has a humid subtropical climate with four seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with highs averaging in the 80s and lows averaging in the 60s. Summer temperatures occasionally rise to the 90s or 100s. Winters are cool to cold, with highs averaging in the low 40s and lows averaging in the 20s. Winter temperatures can occasionally drop down to 0 degrees or lower. Spring and fall can be variable, usually with milder weather. King of Prussia averages 48.49 inches of precipitation a year, which is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The area does see snow in the winter months, with some winters seeing only light snow and other winters bringing large snowstorms. In the warmer months, the area does experience thunderstorms, some of which can be severe. King of Prussia is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes from the Atlantic basin in the late summer and early fall, but typically only receives the remnants of such storms as they typically weaken by the time they reach this latitude.

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