Brandywine Valley Sights

Brandywine Battlefield State Park

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Published 02/01/2016

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


1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 19317, USA



Sight Details:

  • Park and grounds free; house tours, museum, and film $8; museum admission and film only $3
  • Mar., Fri. and Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4; Apr., Thurs.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4; May–mid-June and Sept.–Dec., Wed.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4; mid-June–Aug., Tues.–Sat. 9–4, Sun. noon–4
  • Tours offered at 10, 11, 1, 2, and 3 when the park is open. Tickets may be stamped for readmission the next day

Published 02/01/2016


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