Washington Memorial Heritage
Both the Chapel and the Washington Memorial Heritage are private organizations. Visitors are often surprised to learn that we receive no funding from the National Park Service and are not formally affiliated with the Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Washington Memorial Heritage was created as a secular nonprofit technically separate from the Chapel itself, qualifying as a charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code. This allows foundations and individuals who might not contribute to a purely religious organization to aid in the preservation of this magnificent building, which has been described one of the foremost examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the United States.