Brandywine Battlefield
Brandywine Battlefield
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This site marks the spot where the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine was fought.
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,809 contributions
Jun 2022
There is a Visitor's Center open on set hours - review website for specifics before going - with free parking. The VC has a small gift shop, museum, and shows a film about the events that took place. You can also take tours of two houses on site (again see hours). Most of the battle took place a few miles away; there is a brochure that gives directions to those spots. Signs are located at each.
Written June 21, 2022
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Bill B
Bel Air, MD7,700 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
The visitor center area for the battlefield park features at least two historic buildings and borders the historic Brandywine Baptist Church and cemetery. Whose congregation has been worshipping since 1682. Historic buildings on the property include the Gideon Gilpin House and George Washington's headquarters. The stately stone structures are well maintained and impressive. The grounds have expansive lawns and beautiful forest land. Organized and self guided tours are available for seeing the larger battlefield.
Written September 16, 2022
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P C
Boston, United States60 contributions
Nov 2022
Great tour and knowledgeable and humorous tour guide. We were there the day after Thanksgiving and had a wonderful afternoon. Lots of interesting history, I wish we had more time because there is a lot to digest. Thank you for a great tour Patchogue. The admission is inexpensive.
Written December 6, 2022
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Fishscales44
Hazlet328 contributions
Jul 2021
Stopped here three times over the years and it has been closed each time. Looked like a visitor center and open, well mown fields separating groves of trees. Rather than play the fool, I'll not try to visit again.
Written July 16, 2021
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Jim S
65 contributions
Sep 2019
This was the Gettysburg of the American War for Independence. Full of drama, bloodshed and near destruction of the Continental forces. Start at the visitor's center. Get the big picture. Lunch at Hank's Place by the river where Washington met the British army's feint. Then travel north along the river to the Birmingham Meetinghouse -- site of some the fiercest fighting of the war. Then amble south, passing rolling fields where the flanking arm of the British army marched down on Washington's exposed flank. See if you can find Sandy Hollow -- where Lafayette was wounded trying to rally American troops -- and a hodgepodge of patriots, militiamen and Continentals somehow managed to hold off the best troops of the British army (and the world) -- saving Washington's army to fight for freedom another day.
Written April 23, 2020
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PhillipABukowski
Nowhere215 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
If you're looking for the true blue battlefield you need to go to Birmingham Hill park and Sandy Hollow park. Put those in to your gps/google maps/whatever.

Both parks have sweeping views of the battlefield and some helpful maps.

Sandy hollow park has a very nice paved mile walking/jogging loop.

Birmingham park has a impressive view of (mostly) the entire main battlefield.

The Brandywine battlefield website does have a very helpful self guided tour. So if you're a fellow history/war nerd you'll find that helpful.

And... yeah... I'll echo other visitors in wishing that the battlefield was run by the NPS and tied in with nearby Valley Forge.

Written October 1, 2017
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Jeanne J
Bellevue, Washington, USA393 contributions
Nov 2019
The park is only about 50 acres, but the actual battlefield is 35,000 acres. The Visitor’s Center is small but informative. However we chanced to visit on November 30 when they celebrate Patriot’s Day with musket firing demonstrations, people in costume of 1777 cooking recipes of the time, and special talks as well as other activities. There was a talk about the research into the troop movements based on records of roads in Chester County in 1777 as well as claims for reimbursement after the war identifying which army caused the losses and where. Very detailed - numbers of sheep, hogs, fence rails, acres of corn, even bee hives. Fascinating and made me think of the experience of the colonial citizens during the war differently.
Written December 7, 2019
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TUV212
New York City, NY32 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Saturday of Thanksgiving features tons of amazing re-enactments. General Washington speaking with guests at his HQ at Benjamin Ring house,Revolutionary War cooking demo, musket firing, canon team training and more. Amazing way to spend a gorgeous Fall Day! The Re-enactors are all friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Very authentic. The whole family loved it!
Written November 25, 2017
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Josh the Travel Guy
Halifax, Canada235 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
This small historic site may not be worth the stop if you're not really into history. It's an average park with not a whole not to offer.

The tour, shop and museum are closed Monday and Tuesday, but the actual grounds are open (they may have the gate closed though). The park is free, but there are some add on's should you wish to pay a little extra. They have 2 museums inside - one is free and the other you pay for. The free one is fine - kinda reminded me of a project you would do in high school, but fine. I think the other one is $3 which I paid to see a much better exhibit and video. The video highlighted the history of the area and war (which for me was great not being from the USA and not learning about this in history class). Well worth the extra bucks.

The homes (2) onsite are nice. You can drive, or walk to each from the main reception. I was offered a cell phone tour, but as mentioned, not having a USA phone and not willing to pay roaming charges, I declined. Each house had a small description on a board near the parking lot telling you about each house. Each house was nice. Nothing to write home about.

They had a nice large tree which was around during the constitution signing, so it was nice to see that still standing. The homes were not open, so you just check out the grounds. I spent about an hour or an hour and fifteen minutes (including the video and museum). Not a full day spot, but a nice spot to pair with Valley Forge.

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Written November 23, 2015
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CHARLES Q
Chadds Ford, PA13 contributions
May 2012
I Live in the city of Chadds Ford and this is not a destination reason. Much better reasons to visit the area. Besides we lost this battle to the British at this particular historical site.
Written January 24, 2013
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