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National Teacher Institute

“Independence to Emancipation" at Valley Forge

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Mark your calendars to join us July 12-15, 2018
Civil War Trust Event
July 12-15, 2018
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Our annual National Teacher Institute brings together educators from all over the world. This four-day event includes workshops, lectures, and tours from some of the leading experts in the history and education fields. Educators will be immersed in a friendly, fun, and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators while learning new and innovative teaching methods.

This event is free but does require a $100, refundable, deposit be placed to reserve your spot. At the conclusion of the event, educators can apply for continuing education credits, provided by Virginia Tech University.

Please join us July 12-15, 2018, in Valley Forge! 


Registration for this free educator development event is now open.

All participants are required to place a $100 deposit to ensure their spot at the Teacher Institute. This deposit is fully refundable, after the conclusion of the event.

Who Can Attend

This event is primarily intended for K-12 educators and administrators, but we also allow the following professionals to attend:

  • K-12 educators and administrators.
  • Museum professionals.
  • Librarians.
  • We also welcome a limited number of upper level-college students, who are Education majors.


The scholarship application window is closed. Those awarded scholarships will be notified via email, on or before, April 6, 2018.

Official Event Hotel

Radisson Valley Forge Hotel 

1160 1st Ave. 
King of Prussia, PA 19406


  • For the special $129 per night rate, please make your reservation in our Radisson Valley Forge block of rooms. Please call the hotel at 610-337-2000, to book your rooms. Be sure to tell them you are with the Civil War Trust Teacher Institute to receive our discounted room rates.
  • You may also book your rooms by using the online booking links. Please keep in mind that the hotel has two towers to choose from. Please click here for Tower 1—Please click here for Tower 2.
  • Please Note: our host hotel has two different towers to choose from. One tower is Radisson branded; the other is not Radisson branded. It does not matter which tower you choose. Regardless of your tower selection, you will be housed at the event hotel. 

Other Accommodations

Event attendees may make accommodations at other hotels but are encouraged to stay at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel where the National Teacher Institute will be based.


Do you have questions about the venue, scholarships, travel, or more? Please check out our FAQ page for more information. 

Civil War Trust Education Department