Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site

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Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site

Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site
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Transport yourself to the 1700's at the Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site. The House, built in 1704 by the Brintons, a Quaker family, is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania. It has been restored to its original state and is filled with furniture and other pieces from the 1700's. The House is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00, May through October, and by appointment.
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Ayman R
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1714 house
Jul 2018 • Friends
it was an old house I liked the tour guys they gave tons of info and were very nice I wish I had a house that good looking
Written May 3, 2019
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Kimberly A
Dearborn, MI114 contributions
Wonderful Historic Home
Aug 2017 • Family
I went to visit because I found out I am a descendent of the Brinton family. The tour was very informative. The home is quite opulent by early American and Quaker standards. Some furniture pieces are original. Tour guides were extremely nice and knowledgeable. We had an incredible time.
Written August 30, 2017
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pyatachok
Reisterstown, Maryland273 contributions
Great historical site
Aug 2017 • Couples
Very interesting place to find out about local historical figures, and the facts of life back then.
Though we've seen lot's of historic houses, but still discovered for ourselves something we didn't know before. Too bad not much of information about this place on the internet, but we were very glad to discover it and recommend it to everyone loving the history of this country.
Written August 12, 2017
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Kris1230
West Chester, PA148 contributions
Great example of an 18th century tavern
Jun 2017 • Friends
n the early 1700s, blacksmith William Barns foresaw the need for a tavern on the highway between Philadelphia and Mary­land. So, in 1714, he built a spacious brick building that was to become a tavern. This building, it's garden and sister property, the John Chad's house, make for a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon. You are provided with a docent guided tour with information about the history of the buildings, and on Saturday afternoon you can purchase homemade bread hot and fresh out of the beehive oven at the John Chad's house. This happens to be right across the street from the Chadds Ford Historical Society where you can learn more about the area's history and enjoy a picnic on their beautiful property.
Written July 20, 2017
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Lonnie L
San Francisco, CA96 contributions
Balancing Perspectives
Sep 2016 • Solo
A visit to this site helps the inquisitive viewer understand the challenges that confronted revolutionary soldiers on both sides of the struggle. This impromptu hospital served the British as they advanced into this foreign territory during the conflict near the Brandywine River. A visit here helps the viewer understand how it was necessary to use any resource in hand and enlist the aid of any necessary means to address the cause. Understanding what we know now about attending battlefield injuries puts into perspective what we can see and visit here in the Brandywine River Valley. Travel west along Route 1 to encounter the small home that the Marquis Lafayette occupied during his sojourn here in the 1700s. Understanding what this member of French Royal Society sacrificed to come and live in a small brick home along the frontier in the new colonies is stunning. Continue your journey north along Oakland Road which turns into S. Birmingham Rd. and find the Birmingham friends meeting House, and get another taste of history. These buildings served as a redoubt for revolutionary forces battling against the British during that struggle on September 11, 1777. if you continue north on S. Birmingham Rd. to the intersection of country club Road you may find a small place to park and enjoy the view that Gen. Cornwallis had of the Brandywine Battlefield. As he advances forces toward Philadelphia some of his troops remained behind marching back and forth along the roads to further confuse general George Washington. Amid terrible storms and what must've been the remainder of a hurricane coupled with all the seeded clouds that accompany massive cannon fire during battle, the deluge of rain and mud that occurred during the battle of the Brandywine made for an unfortunate encounter where both sides suffered heavy losses and it was necessary to employ the home of any sympathizer as an impromptu headquarters shelter or hospital for these fighting soldiers. If you continue north along Birmingham Road and take Route 842 which is Miner street into West Chester you'll then find Paoli Pike heading east toward Paoli. pay only hike intersects with sugar town Road if you head north a few blocks to Monument you'll find the site of the Paoli massacre where British general, Charles "no flint" gray, encountered colonial Gen. Anthony Wayne in the night while they were sleeping and proceeded to dispatch the relevant revolutionary troops with bayonets instead of bullets. this whole valley is rich with stories about the American struggle. You could continue north to Valley Forge and into Germantown near Philadelphia. You could go further north to Fort Lee New Jersey and into New York and of course into Boston following the hidden trails of the revolutionary forces. It's a fascinating history and the Britain house represents a small but significant episode in that incredible saga.
Written December 11, 2016
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Thomas B
West Chester, PA, United States31 contributions
Touched by the children's drawings on the wall.
Dec 2016 • Family
I am a Brinton on my mother's side, so maybe I'm biased, but if you are into authentic, in-your-face history, this is a place you do not want to miss. Not glitzy, no rides, just the real deal. The kids in the family drew pictures of the ship they came over in on the wall of the bedroom - I loved this aspect when I was a kid, and still do now. On the lower level, trying to imagine activities in the kitchen/dining area with the walk-in size hearth is thought proking. When you come, you may not want to miss the family gravesite, which is on the other side of US Rte 202 behind a motel, not far away.
Written December 10, 2016
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sdhcpa
Chadds Ford, PA29 contributions
Walk back in time.
Feb 2016 • Couples
The Brinton House looks exactly like it did in 1704. The furniture is original . The underground kitch is so unique with its huge fireplace .
Written August 25, 2016
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Maureen L
Chadds Ford, PA83 contributions
Wonderful preservation of an original mid 1700's home.
Sep 2015 • Friends
A very nice tour by one of the descendants of the Brinton family that nicely showed how colonial families lives in the 1700s. A wonderfully restored and preserved home.
Written July 25, 2016
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