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Pennsbury Township Bus Tour: ADVANCE WITH THE HESSIANS!

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Chadds Ford Elementary School

3 Baltimore Pike

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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Town and Village Walks: Advance with the Hessians!

On the morning of September 11, 1777, the Royal Army advanced in a second column east along the Great Nottingham Road straight at Washington’s defenses. Led by General Wilhelm von Knyphausen, they were tasked with engaging the Continental forces along the Brandywine until they heard General Howe’s guns from the north indicating that the flanking maneuver had been successful. As they approached today’s Longwood Gardens, they were attacked by soldiers commanded by American General William Maxwell. Despite the American delaying tactics, the enemy advanced to the river.

Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. In Tour 5 of this series, you'll follow the route of the Battle of Brandywine through Pennsbury Township by bus and Brandywine Battlefield Interpreters will tell of the description of the battle as well as the role historic resources along the route played. Brandywine Battlefield interpreters will be on each bus. Tour participants are invited after their bus tour to an Open House at Brandywine Battlefield beginning at 4:30 pm for a tour and refreshments refreshments.

SPONSORS: Chester County Planning Commission, Pennsbury Historical Commission, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, & Old Kennett Meeting

PARKING & BUS TOUR BEGINS/ENDS: Chadds Ford Elementary School, 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

TIMED RESERVATIONS: 3pm, 3:10pm, 3:20pm, 4:30pm, 4:40pm, 4:40pm, 6pm, 6:10pm and 6:20pm


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How do I make a reservation?

Click the "SELECT A TIME" button on the upper right of this page to choose your reservation time. The timed reservation page will open, click "REGISTER" and proceed to "CHECKOUT" with reservation by entering your name, number of tickets and email address.


How long is the tour?

The tour time is approximately 90 minutes by bus. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your tour start time as buses will depart promptly at the shown tour time.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On-site parking is available at Chadds Ford Elementary School. Buses will depart from and return to this location for the tour. Registrants are invited to the Brandywine Battlefield for light refreshments after 4:30pm - please travel from Chadds Ford Elementary to Brandywine Battlefield by your own vehicle.


Are there minimum age requirements to attend the bus tour?

There are not age requirements, however, the tour is ideally suited for ages 10 and up. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and participants remain on the bus for the duration of the tour.


Are restrooms available during the tour?

Restrooms are not available on the bus; limited restroom facilities at Chadds Ford Elementary School (bus loading area) and Brandywine Battlefield Open House from 4:30pm.


Is the tour handicapped accessible?

Handicapped parking is available at Chadds Ford Elementary School. If you require special assistance for the bus tour, please contact Karen Marshall at 610-344-6923.


How many spots can I reserve?

Reservations are limited to 4 per person.


Can I bring food or drink along?

We ask that you refrain from bringing food on the bus. Water is encouraged! Please note, you're invited to return to Brandywine Battlefield for tour and light refreshments beginning at 4:30pm.


What can I (or cannot) bring to this event?

We ask that you refrain from bringing large bags or backpacks, oversized objects, strollers or large items, as there is limited space on buses.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions about the tour, please call the Brandywine Battlefield at 610-459-3342 or email battlefieldtour2017@gmail.com. If you require special handicapped assistance for the bus tour, please contact Karen Marshall at 610-344-6923.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring the printed ticket to check-in, but please know the name your group is registered under; please see the attendant at Chadds Ford Elementary to check-in to your bus.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may use the link provided in your registration email to transfer your reservation to another name.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We suggest using the link provided in your registration email to transfer your reservation to another name.

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Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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