New site picked for American Revolution museum

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VALLEY FORGE, Pa. -- A long-planned Revolutionary War museum will be built on private land after years of arguing with the U.S. government over the previous site, museum organizers said Wednesday...

The new site is within the boundaries of Valley Forge National Historical Park, the place where George Washington's troops waited out the winter in 1777.

The museum is buying about 130 acres (52 hectares) of land for $7.1 million and hopes to begin construction on the $150 million museum in the next 18 months, according to Thomas M. Daly, the nonprofit group's president and CEO...

Daly said the museum could be ready by late 2010 or early 2011.

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