Where History Comes Alive...

Brandywine Battlefield Park offers a variety of programs that invite students to engage with history while meeting curriculum goals through exciting activities. Our programs are always presented by knowledgeable Brandywine Battlefield educators and interpreters dressed in period attire. 

Available Programs

Colonial Days

Field trips at Brandywine Battlefield Park designed for larger groups. Colonial Days include 6-8 rotating stations with hands-on activities led by period interpreters. Possible stations depend upon volunteer and staff availability, but include Blacksmithing, Artillery, Flax processing, Colonial dancing, Carpentry, Surveying, Cloth dyeing, Quill writing, Paper making, Tour of Washington’s Headquarters, Museum and scavenger hunt, Film, and Gift shop. Email bbpaeducationdirector@gmail.com to schedule a Colonial Day. 

Rate per student: $12.00

Discovery Days

Field trips at Brandywine Battlefield Park designed especially for homeschool co-ops and small school groups. Learn about the Battle of Brandywine and practice new historical skills through our hands-on stations. Each Discovery Day explores a different theme with activity options for a wide range of ages and abilities. Participating groups must have between 8 and 40 students in attendance.

Rate per student: $8.00

Upcoming Discovery Days: 

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Yes! Programming is available 7 days a week.

Yes, Outreach Programming is available.  Contact us to find out how we can visit you!

Required time for Basic Programming is 2-3 hours.  

Colonial Day Program 3-4 hours.

We require 1 Chaperone for every 10 students.  

Also, for every 10 students, 1 free Chaperone is permitted.  After this ratio is fulfilled, additional Chaperones will be required to pay the normal student rate.

Yes, special tours lasting more than 3 hours with additional programs will have an increased fee per student.

Additional Information

  • Programming is typically scheduled Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Email our Education Coordinator at bbpaeducationdirector@gmail.com  for questions about the program stations.
  • All Programs/Colonial Days/Driving Tours should be scheduled at least one month in advance before the intended visit date.
  • Upon arrival, group leaders must report to the Reception desk at the Visitors Center for payment of fees and distribution of tour schedules. Please help us keep our picnic areas free of litter by ensuring trash is thrown away at the proper receptacles. Be sure to ask for trash bags if needed.
  • Rain dates are subject to availability.
  • Bus drivers are welcome to join tour groups at no extra charge.
  • No eating, drinking, or chewing gum is permitted in the Visitors Center or historic houses on site.
  • Picnic area is available for lunch.
  • Museum gift shop is available to students if time permits.
  • Additional questions? Don’t hesitate to call us!
  • Contact us to learn more about scout programs on occasional Saturdays.
  • BBP offers field trip options for students with learning disabilities. Contact bbpaeducationdirector@gmail.com to discuss what will work best for your students.
  • Outreach programming is available. Contact us to find out how we can visit you!
  • Why was the Battle of Brandywine so important and how did it fall into the big picture of the American Revolution?
  • Why are George Washington and Lafayette honored as heroes?
  • What did the common soldier endure during the American Revolution?
  • How did the Battle of Brandywine impact the local population and the Brandywine Valley?
  • Why is it important to preserve old structures and historic landscapes?

These questions and many others will be answered during our interesting and interactive programming designed to enable students to develop new historic perspectives and understandings. Interpreters in period clothing lead students through a series of discovery-oriented activities at various locations inside our park grounds for a true “Revolutionary” experience.

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