~Featuring activities and demonstrations for the whole family!~
– Attend a Lecture at 2:00pm by Dr. Robert A. Selig Ph.D.
“The Politics of Arming America: The Valliere 4-lb Cannon at Brandywine”
In March 1776, the Continental Congress sent Silas Deane to Versailles with a request for “100 field pieces”. In response France sent not 100, but 194, 4-lb guns, carriages, limbers and all, across the Atlantic, down to the last serviceable Valliere battalion gun in its arsenal, Among them was “Le Foudre”, cast in Douay in 1756, which is today on display in our museum.
Dr. Selig’s lecture, “The Politics of Arming America: The Vallière 4-lb Cannon at Brandywine” will help answer questions on how/why this piece came to America during the Revolution and will also discuss its importance in assisting the American cause of liberty.
–Interact and watch Continental Soldiers in camp who will be providing musket/drilling demonstrations throughout the day
–Learn from 18th Century Period interpreters and historical demonstrations at various locations throughout the park.
–Meet George Washington, Benjamin Franklin with his inventions, and Edward “Ned” Hector, an unsung African-American hero at the Battle of Brandywine
–Participate in Interactive Children’s Activities
–Enjoy our museum and view the newest addition to our collection, a 30 ft. one of a kind & fully intact Cheval de Frise.
–Tour our historic homes, the Benjamin Ring House (Washington’s HQ) and the newly opened Gideon Gilpin House.
–Receive a discount on all items in our Gift Shop (10% Non-members, 20% Members)
–Plenty of Free Parking
And Much more!
Additional Questions? Call us at 610.459.3342
2017 Events at Brandywine Battlefield Park:
Sunday, March 12: Charter Day noon-4 PM, free.
Saturday, May 13: Encampment Day, 10 AM-4 PM
Late June thru early Aug: Summer History Camp, M-F, 9 AM-1 PM
Mid July thru early Aug Wineberry Days: Pick your own red raspberries. See 2017 Wineberry Days flyer for details. As long as they last.
Thursday, September 7: Bus Tours: Advance with the Hessians! Tours from Chadds Ford Elementary School begin at 3:00 PM with last tour leaving at 6:20 PM. Timed reservations required. See Town Tours for more information.
Sunday, September 10: Lecture Series Kick-off: “The British March to Brandywine” featuring Mr. Walt Chiquoine. 2-4 PM, free to public.
Monday, September 11: Remembrance Ceremony, 6-7 PM, free to public. This event will feature reenactors for a musket salute, George Washington portrayed by living biographer, Carl Closs, local politicians, and the ringing of the 9/11 bells. Also dedication of the new cannon carriage.
Saturday, November 25: Patriot’s Day, 10 AM-4 PM with living history demonstrations, musket drills, blacksmith, house tours, 18th-century medical “experts” – many activities for children and adults.
2017 Other Rev War Events:
March 23 – April 4: Grand opening celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, VA. See American Revolution Museum for more info.
April 19: Grand opening of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA. See Museum of the American Revolution for more info.
September 16 – 17: 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine on Sandy Hollow battlefield. Two days of reenactments. See Brandywine 2017 for more info.
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Living History Demonstration Events