Historic Tour of Washington Memorial Chapel

Historic Guided Tour of

Washington Memorial Chapel

Punch Tasting and Reception to follow

– Event Sponsored by PSSR and the Younger Members Committee –

Open to all PSSR Members – Attendees are encouraged to bring guests

who are eligible and interested in membership


WHERE: 2000 Valley Forge Park Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

PROGRAM:     5:15pm Sign-in

  5:30pm Tour Begins

                           6:30pm Reception & Punch Tasting

 9:00pm Conclusion

Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, June 8th. Please complete the event subscription form below to purchase your tickets for this event. Please also make sure to include the names of your guests for this event.

**SUBSCRIPTIONS are as follows: $30 for adults, $15 for Junior Members (Under 18) – GUESTS ARE **FREE**


Please join us for an evening of touring Washington Memorial Chapel, located in beautiful and historic Valley Forge National Historical Park. Our guide will be Mr. Gardiner Pearson, a member of the Chapel’s Board of Directors, and a fellow member of the PSSR. Our Society and its Color Guard have been supporters of the Chapel for over 100 years, and the Chapel and the people of Washington Memorial Chapel have been welcoming hosts to us. Learn more about our contributions to preservation of the Chapel, the story of its founding, and the intricate, patriotic, and symbolic craftsmanship throughout.

Following our tour, we will be treated to an official taste-test of historically authentic punches by Punch Masters Les and Jobie Ford. The Fords have perfected their craft and have complemented it through the study of 18th century tavern operations and historical brewing. They provide historical beverages in the most authentic way possible and educate people on the importance of taverns in pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary America. We will be presented with three original punches, and each of our Society members will have the chance to vote on their favorite for the official Society Punch. Lessons on the history of punches, historical brewing, and preparation will be provided by the Fords throughout the reception.

In addition, an open bar and food will be provided.