Washington's Continental Army lost a crucial battle at Brandywine on September 11, 1777.
The revolutionaries lost a crucial battle at Brandywine on another fateful September 11, this one in 1777. They were outmaneuvered by the British General Howe and had to retreat, eventually to Valley Forge several miles away, where they spent a devastating winter.
Two weeks later, Howe occupied the colonial capital, Philadelphia.
Visitors can walk the park’s grounds for free, but admission to the park includes an 18 minute film, entrance to the museum and guided tours of Washington’s headquarters and the Gilpin House.
Both houses are preserved to look just as they did in 1777.
Guests can also enjoy year-round programming including live reenactments, a Revolutionary Dining Series, Kids’ Day and more.