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Brandywine Battlefield, Chadds Ford

Categories: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site is a National Historical Landmark. The historic park was owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, on 50acre, near Chadds Ford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is part of the site of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777, during the American Revolution. The Battle of Brandywine covered more than ten square miles, or 35,000 acres. However, the modern park only covers 50 acres which served primarily as the Continental encampment the two days prior to the battle. The battle was a major victory for the British and enabled them to capture the city of Philadelphia. Brandywine Battlefield Park became a Pennsylvania State Park in 1949 and a National Historic Landmark in 1961.To the north, another part of the battlefield is maintained by Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania as "Battlefield of the Brandywine Park," or "Sandy Hollow Heritage Park." Much of the afternoon's fighting took place between Birmingham Friends Meetinghouse and Dilworthtown.
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  • When my husband and I got married we wanted to do something a bit different for our wedding pictures and since we lived in Delaware County our entire lives we were familiar with Brandywine Battlefield...  read more »
  • First we watched the video in the Visitor's Ctr and it provided an interesting, informative background to the battle in the surrounding area. Then we went over to Washington's Headquarters. Our guide ...  read more »
  • We had an excellent tour of Washington's headquarters in the Ring House, and I think it would appeal to school-age children. The museum is small but nicely-done and interesting. Unlike many battlefiel...  read more »
  • great and a fun historical battlefield in pa.But they try to make it look like a national park and one of the houses wasn't the best restored to what it looked like at least on the inside the outside was fine
  • Great Tour, Great folks giving tour. The two buildings plus the meeting house were very interesting. I would recommend this tor for small to large scout troops and school groups.
  • This is a small but very worthwhile site to visit where the largest battle of the American Revolution was fought. Two well preserved structures including the house where General Washington had his headquarters during the battle.
  • Small, but really interesting history and worth the visit.
  • Historical battlefield and cemetery.
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