Come Celebrate the Re-opening of One of the Nation's Most Historic Battlefields -- Site of the Largest Land Battle of the American Revolution!

The ghosts and cobwebs have been swept away...  
After more than 8 years, and thousands of hours of hard work and fundraising by local volunteers, government officials and sponsors - the Brandywine Battlefield is once again inviting colonists and pilgrims, alike, to explore its historic 46 acres where the largest engagement of the Revolutionary War was fought on September 11th, 1777. 

On that fateful day the Continental Army led by General George Washington and the British forces headed by General William Howe clashed in the Chadds Ford area in what is known as the Battle of the Brandywine. 

More troops fought at Brandywine than any other battle of the
American Revolution. 
Get a real sense of the people who lived here --  and what they cared enough about to die for. 
It was hot. Musket and cannon fire echoed over the rolling hills of the Brandywine.  It was the longest single-day battle of the Revolutionary War - and it changed the landscape and views of its inhabitants forever.

Take a tour - check out the museum - visit a place that has literally brought history back to life!


George Washington's Headquarters was in the Benjamin Ring House

  • There are daily tours of Washington’s Headquarters: 10am , 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm daily
  • See a twenty minute film on the battle! 
  • Explore the museum with artifacts, documents and more.
  • Plus both Battlefield Tours and special programs are also available. 



Check out the Gideon Gilpin House
One family's personal story: 
Gilpin, a Quaker farmer, was living here at the time of the battle with his family. His home became La Fayette's Headquarters - and in the aftermath of the battle, his property was plundered by foraging soldiers.


He filed a claim for losses that included: 
· 10 milch cows 
· 1 yoke of oxen 
· 48 sheep 
· 28 swine 
· 12 tons of hay 
· 230 bushels of wheat 
· 50 pounds of bacon 
· 1 history book 
· 1 gun 

Gideon later ran a tavern out of his home to help support his family following the devastation of his farm. Today, the house appears much as it was in 1777.






Bring the whole family to the Battlefield for WINEBERRY PICKING!

Tuesday, July 12th through Saturday, July 16th (10am to 3pm)
And Sunday, July 17th (12:30-3:30pm)

Bring the family and come 'raspberry picking' -- pick all the juicy berries you want -- and the only cost is $5 for a Wineberry Bucket to carry them in! Please wear protective clothing like long sleeve shirts and pants, and regular shoes or sneakers. Gloves, hat and sunglasses would be good. Be sure to apply insect repellent and sunscreen.
CLICK HERE to see the Wineberry Flyer from last year for more details.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Brandywine Battlefield Park
GPS: 1491 Baltimore Pike,Chadds Ford, PA 19317
PH: 610-459-3342
www.brandywinebattlefield.org