Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Side Trips from Philadelphia Sights

Brandywine Battlefield State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 19317, United States



Sight Details:

  • Park free, house tours $6
  • Park: Apr.–Dec., Wed.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4; Jan.–Mar., Wed.–Fri. by appt. only for groups.

Updated 05/19/2011


What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.