Last Day for 2023: Saturday, December 16th.


Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s events.

We will update this page periodically with next year’s events.

Harvest Fest

Saturday,  November 11, 2023

11 – 3 p.m.

Join us for our final event on Saturday, November 11th from 11:00pm to 3:00pm, for our second annual Harvest Fest. 

Celebrate another bountiful year with everything fall! Vendors galore and many colonial trades, such as blacksmithing, cloth dyeing, carpentry, and flax to linen making, will be demonstrated. Try some delicious food from the Meat House Market food truck, off of rt. 202. 

Tours of the Ring House (Washington’s Headquarters) are at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM, and tours of the Gilpin House are at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Admission is $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for Seniors, AAA, AARP; and $5.00 for Youth (ages 3-11).

Revolutionary Speaker Series

Saturday,  October 21, 2023

12 – 2 p.m.

The Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates and PHMC present the Revolutionary Speaker Series event “Remember Paoli!” on Saturday, October 21st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Join us for a presentation from Mr. Jim Christ as he discusses the battle often called the “Paoli Massacre.” “Remember Paoli!” was the nation’s first battle cry, born of this battle fought on the night of September 20th, 1777. Learn about the common myths associated with the battle as well as its influence on the rest of the Revolutionary War. Please join us for this presentation, questions, and refreshments at Brandywine Battlefield Park.

Jim Christ is President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, having been on its board since 2012. An avid history buff, Jim also serves on the boards of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table, the Christian Sanderson Museum, the Paoli Memorial Association, Historical Military Impressions, Inc, and the Chester County 250th Committee. Jim works as Director of Client Services for Shelby Financial Corporation.

American Flag Retirement Ceremony

Saturday,  November 11, 2023

3 – 4 p.m.

Right after our Harvest Fest, we are hosting a flag retirement ceremony with the Chadds Ford Township Residents Association, along with members of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

More information will be added to this page and our social media pages. 

Patriot’s Day

Saturday,  October 7, 2023

11 – 3 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, from 11 – 3 p.m. for our annual Patriot’s Day. 

Learn what life was like for soldiers and camp followers during the Revolutionary War from period reenactors. Military drills and the firing demonstrations have been canceled due to the rain. Colonial trades, such as blacksmithing and cloth dyeing, will also be demonstrated. Tours of the Ring House (Washington’s Headquarters) are at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM, and tours of the Gilpin House are at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Admission is $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for Seniors, AAA, AARP; and $5.00 for Youth (ages 3-11).

Revolutionary Speaker Series

Saturday,  September 23, 2023

12 – 2 p.m.

Join us on Saturday September 23rd for the first Revolutionary Speaker Series of the season for a lecture given by Andrew Outten: “From a Plan Drawn on the Spot”: William Faden and the Battle of Brandywine.

William Faden was one of the most influential British mapmakers in the late eighteenth century. Although Faden created a map of the Battle of Brandywine in 1778, he later produced a significantly altered map in 1784. Drawing from his recent research, Andrew Outten examines the motives behind the production of a later edition and the general complexities of map production in the eighteenth century. Please join us for this lecture, questions, and refreshments.

Andrew Outten is the historical programs manager of the Society of the Cincinnati and its American Revolution Institute in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, he was the museum educator for the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates for nearly a decade and served as the chairman of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. For his contributions to the preservation and interpretation of the battle, Andrew Outten was awarded the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal in September 2021.”

Remembrance Day

Monday,  September 11, 2023

Starts at 6 p.m.

Join us on Monday, September 11th, at our park for our annual Remembrance Day as we gather to remember the 246th anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine, paying tribute to the soldiers who perished during the battle. 

Guests will be able to listen to our board president, site administrator,  and distinguished guests. We will also be conducting a prayer invocation like the one they had before the battle. There will be several songs played by bagpiper Mark O’Donnell. 

We will update this page with further information. 

Family Fun Day

Saturday,  August 19, 2023

11 AM – 3 PM

Join us on Saturday, August 19th, for our second annual Family Fun Day. 

There will be various colonial demonstrations, such as carpentry and blacksmithing. We are also featuring new demonstrations such as working with flax and bobbin lace. 

This year, we are partnering with Teachers’ Teammates, to bring  together resources to offer the teachers in under-resourced schools in Delaware County the opportunity to receive free supplies to use in their classrooms. You can donate goods that will be repurposed by teachers and students.  

Helen Sipala will be selling her newest book “Buttercups and Gratitude: My Illustrated Journey with Andrew Wyeth”. (cash and check only). 

We are also partnering with the Chester County Chapter, NSDAR, which will host the colonial games during the day. 

There will be tours conducted by the Brandywine Baptist Church at their church and cemetery. 

There will also be a Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Truck from 12-2 p.m.

Check out our social media sites for more info on what you can bring donate and drop off at our visitor center.

Colonial Days

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

12:00PM – 4:00PM

Admission: Free 

Join us for our annual kickoff to the season, Charter Day!  Where we celebrate William Penn’s Charter for Pennsylvania with historical interpreters, demonstrations, and more!  Event is free and open to the public. 

Location:  Brandywine Battlefield Park

Son, Brother, Friend, Volunteer and Director of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, Board of Directors

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington

In Honor of Bryan Thorpe

Our lifelong friend Bryan Thorpe passed away suddenly on September 5, 2020. Bryan was a dedicated volunteer and served multiple terms as a director on the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates’ Board. Bryan was the loving son of George and Judy Thorpe, Chadds Ford. We will miss his energy, compassion and steadfast abilities. Bryan’s amazing laugh echoes in our hearts.

Please help us to honor Bryan’s life.  Bryan’s Beautification Project, at Brandywine Battlefield Park, will celebrate Bryan’s life. The Project will replant trees and plant life that were lost at the Park due to recent storms. This project includes, but is not limited to, Historical tree planting, installation of paths to improve mobility and benches where we can rest and reflect.

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