Brandywine Battlefield Park

Brandywine Battlefield Park is a 52-acre site where General George Washington made his encampment at the Battle of Brandywine. It is part of the larger site where approximately 30,000 soldiers fought in the largest land battle of the American Revolution. Tours are given of the Benjamin Ring Home and the Gideon Gilpin Home, and explore the history of the Battle and its social and economic impact. Visitors can also learn why Washington and Lafayette are honored as heroes. Field trip programs can include hands-on activities such as colonial medicine, colonial demonstrations, and learning about historical preservation.
Contact Info
Address: 1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Delaware County.
Tel: 610-459-3342.
Hrs: Vary by season.
School visits begin with an introductory video, tour of the museum, and a tour of the Ring Home that served as Washington's headquarters. Students then have their choice of up to 2 additional programs: they can learn about Quakers, colonial medicine, blacksmithing, George Washington, flags of the Revolutionary War, primary documents, and more. Advanced level programs can teach students about historical preservation, leadership at Brandywine, and how to study primary documents. A Colonial Day program offers rotating activity stations and demonstrations such as blacksmithing, woodworking, and dance.
Contact Info
Name: Andrew M. Outten.
Phone: 610-459-3342.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 12, max. 60 students. Ask for larger groups.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: crafts, historical preservation, history, Quakers, reading, Revolutionary War. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue