History was made here. Destinies were forged here. Make your own memories here now as you follow in the footsteps of America’s forefathers.
From hiking through the hills that witnessed some of the Revolutionary War’s most poignant battles to taking in reenactments, celebrations, and displays of priceless artifacts, gain a greater understanding of the earliest days of the United States of America.
The 46-acre historical site near current-day Chadds Ford remembers the Battle of the Brandywine in 1777, during which 30,000 British and Colonial soldiers collided in the largest land battle of the American Revolution. Tour Washington’s Headquarters, take in a 20-minute film on the battle, or tour the onsite museum.
The Paoli Battlefield Historical Park & Paoli Memorial Grounds is a 40-acre park featuring the second oldest war memorial in the United States, authentic period canons, and a self-guided tour of the fields and battle landmarks. The site has remained as farm fields and woods since the battle, making it our nation’s most pristine Revolutionary War battlefield.
Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army and is now a historical and recreational destination featuring 30 miles of trails. Washington’s Headquarters, soldier cabins, a chapel, and other period structures mingle with memorials and educational facilities.
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers, Colonists, and those who changed the course of American history at the Brandywine Battlefield. Learn more about the site, its history, and the attractions available to modern day visitors in this primer by UncoveringPA.