(On the road alongside the battlefield. Photo by Robin. July 2007)
On Friday, 20 July, the weather was so nice (for a change!) that we decided to explore the Brandywine Battlefield areas. Because the battle was so spread out, this encompasses quite a large bit of land around here. M has been driving past a lot of it as he’s discovered some of the back roads between West Chester and work. He’s found quite a few of the historical markers, and has studied information about the battle after finding the Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site website. (Pardon the seeming redundancy there, but it really isn’t.)
We started our tour at the most logical place: The Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site Museum, part of the park’s Visitor Center.
(Brandywine Battlefield Visitor’s Center. Photo by Robin. July 2007)
Admission was $5.00 each and that included a tour of Lafayette’s Quarters (which I’ll get to soon). The museum is a good place to start if you don’t know anything about the Battle of Brandywine. Since M and I have taken a keen interest in the local history, we already knew much of what is offered in the museum as far as the battle is concerned. The artifacts were interesting albeit a small collection.