The Battle of Brandywine
May 17, 2014 and May 18, 2014
This is a regional event being hosted by the 43rd Regiment of Foot & Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment
The event will benefit both battlefield restoration & the Wounded Warrior Project
This will be the first time that a living history program is being done at this location of historical significance and, currently, there are no future plans to repeat the event at this site. So, this might just be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The site is a large, open, grassy area that declines gently to privately owned woods. Although the area is rural in nature, Sandy Hollow is just minutes from nearby Route 202 and Route 1.
There will be a major scripted battle demonstration on Saturday and Sunday. There are plans for Artillery demonstrations, a parade of flags, an additional "reenactor only" tactical on Sunday morning and a Saturday evening "blanket sale" for participants . A "Evening With The Troops" from 5PM to 8PM Saturday evening is also in the works with period food and drink being furnished by Dilworthtown Inn, Doc MacGrogan's, Galer Winery, Victory Beer, and Radley Run Country Club.
The organizers should have a complete event schedule by May 1, 2014. The event schedule will be added here once it has been finalized.
The site will provide wood, water, straw, and other amenities. Units may arrive as early as noon Friday, May 16, 2014 to set up camp. Camps will be open to the public beginning at 10AM both days.
Sandy Hollow Heritage Park
New Street and Birmingham Road
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382