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George Washington's 277th Birthday Celebration

Where:: Welcome Center at Valley Forge National Historical Park, Route 23 and Gulph Road in Valley Forge, Pa.

When:: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow.

What:: Visitors can meet portrayers of George and Martha Washington while listening to period music by the Colonial Revelers. Children can make their own three-corner hats and design birthday cards for the first president in the Encampment Store from 10 a.m.-noon. Afterward, there will be a presentation and tasting of a birthday cake baked using Martha Washington's original recipe. Children may also enlist in the Continental Army, after which General Washington will review and lead them in marching and maneuvering drills.

How much: : Free.

What's nearby:: Several historic sites are within a short drive, including Brandywine Battlefield State Park, the Paoli Battlefield and historic Germantown. For more details, go to valleyforge.org.

More information:: Call 610-783-1099 for directions.

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