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Home School Day at Braddock's Battlefield History Center

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Braddock's Battlefield History Center

609 6th Street

Braddock, PA 15104

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Braddock's Battlefield History Center, located on the site of the initial clash between the armies of the British and French (with their Native American allies) commemorates one of the most famous military engagements in the history of Colonial America. This battle, known as the Battle of the Monongahela or "Braddock's Defeat" happened on July 9, 1755 at the beginning of the French & Indian War.

In a surprise encounter for both sides, approximately 650 French allied Indians and 200 French engaged the considerably larger Braddock Expedition, which had been sent to seize Fort Duquesne and thereby to control the "Forks of the Ohio" at the Point in present day Pittsburgh. The result of this engagement, which lasted more than three hours, shocked the Colonies and Europe. It also enhanced the military career of young George Washington, which had previously been undistinguished at best.

The cast of participants in the Braddock Expedition and this engagement reads like a "Who's Who" of colonial America. Many of them were in their twenties and this experience remained with them for the rest of their lives.

Join us and learn more about the important battle that happened here in 1755.

Activities include:

  • Guided tour of museum exhibits where you will learn what happened during the Battle of the Monongahela
  • Complete a scavenger hunt through the museum exhibits.
  • Learn about the clash of cultures taking place in 1755 and complete a hands-on activity in the classroom.
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609 6th Street

Braddock, PA 15104

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