We are now open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Wednesday-Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 4 PM
Dine and Donate Event at P.J. Whelihan’s on US 202 at Dilworthtown Crossing, Thursday, October 23, 5-9 PM. Mention Brandywine Battlefield to your server and a portion of your check will go to support programs at the park. See PJs Dine and donate for more info.
Brandywine Battlefield 5K is on for Saturday morning, November 1 at 8:30 AM. The second annual run starts at the Chadds Ford Township Municipal Building. Participants will park at the River Museum, where the run ends, and will be ferried up to the starting line at the township building. Check out brandywinebattlefield5k.com to register and for more info!
Why visit a battlefield?
It gives us a sense of who the people who lived in this place actually were and what they cared enough about to die for. History connects to the living culture – its all around us, under our feet, part of the landscape. It is just a matter of opening our eyes and allowing it to teach. – paraphrased from NY Times Travel, 10/12/14, page 13.
‘Daily Local News’ Readers Choice Winner: Chester County’s Best 2013
‘Philadelphia Magazine’ Best of Philly 2013: Best Stacation West Chester
‘West Chester & Chadds Ford Life’ Fall-Winter 2013: Four page feature article.
BBC production in 2013: ‘Michael Palin on Wyeth’. View this one hour show on YouTube by clicking here.
On September 11, 1777, approximately thirty thousand British and American soldiers fought in the Chadds Ford area in what is known as the Battle of the Brandywine. On that warm day, musket and cannon fire echoed over the rolling hills of the Brandywine valley and changed the landscape and views of its inhabitants for years after. This historically rich environment located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania represents many aspects of American life, especially in the 18th century. It enlightens visitors of the importance of this area in the early days of our nation’s birth and instills the ideas that we strive to preserve in todays world. Today, the Brandywine Battlefield historic site sits on 52 acres of the location that was the Continental encampment and offers many different programs and tours to the public in order to bolster the appreciation for historical thinking and preservation. We invite all to come to the park to learn with us about the largest land battle of the American Revolution that often goes overlooked in the history books. We offer daily tours of Washington’s Headquarters, a twenty minute film on the battle, and a trip through our museum. Battlefield tours and special programs are also available. Please follow the links on this site for further information. The Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates thank everyone for their continuing support and look forward to seeing you soon!