Help Save Brandywine Battlefield!

by Brett Schulte on August 15, 2009 · 4 comments

I read the rather disturbing news on Friday that the American Revolution battlefield of Brandywine near Philadelphia is closing its doors until further notice.  If you love history as much as I do, please consider making a donation to keep this, the largest battle in the war for America’s independence, open for future generations.

donate200 Help Save Brandywine Battlefield!


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Rebecca August 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm

I know that states have to cut funds somehow, but it’s a sad state when they have to close battlefields and other historic sites because of that.

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Robert August 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Brett,

I saw this earlier today and couldn’t believe it. Sad state of affairs is what it is. Can Civil War sites be far behind? Let’s hope not.

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Thor August 16, 2009 at 11:04 am

Brett,
Just for the record, The Brandywine Battlefield Park isn’t on land that was fought over, the buildings are mostly conjecture, and the history that is/was presented in the Visitors Center has major errors. Great place for a picnic, but if you’re serious about history, you’ll realize this is an opportunity to correct long-standing State bad decisions. Land where the Pennsylvania line fought and died is still open and unmarked; one of several sites where Americans could pay tribute to an earlier generation of Americans who fought at Brandywine.

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admin August 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

Thor,

Thank you for that information. Having never been to Brandywine Battlefield Park, I was unaware of this. Frankly, I was surprised that Brandywine Creek isn’t a *National* Battlefield Park. I suspect the fact that Washington lost badly may have something to do with that.

Brett

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