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Brandywine Battlefield State Park

Brandywine Battlefield State Park Review

Brandywine Battlefield State Park is near the site of the Battle of Brandywine, where British general William Howe and his troops defeated George Washington on September 11, 1777. The Continental Army then fled to Chester, leaving Philadelphia vulnerable to British troops. The visitor center has displays about the battle that are a good introduction to the area's history. On the site are two restored Quaker farmhouses that once sheltered Washington and General Lafayette. The 50-acre park is a fine place for a picnic.

    Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
  • Phone: 610/459–3342
  • Cost: Park free, house tours $6
  • Hours: Park: Apr.–Dec., Wed.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4; Jan.–Mar., Wed.–Fri. by appt. only for groups.
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  • Location: Chadds Ford
Updated: 05-19-2011

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