June 22 — Two Days Before Brandywine
Sponsored by Historic Kennett Square in Kennett Borough.
It was an overcast and humid dawn, September 11, 1777. Two days earlier, a Royal Army of 15,000 soldiers and camp followers had begun arriving in the tiny crossroads settlement of Kennett Village along the Great Nottingham Road to Philadelphia or streaming north from a ford along the Red Clay Creek from Delaware. Guides will escort visitors to points of interest and re-enactors will recreate the arrival, encampment and departure of the British and Hessian troops in and around Kennett Square to attack General Washington and the Continental Army assembled five miles away along the Brandywine Creek. Enjoy refreshments and meet Kevin Sheridan, author of “Timepiece Chronicles-Battle of Brandywine Creek.”
Parking & Registration: Begins 5:30 pm. The 6 pm tour will be in Spanish. Tours leave from the Genesis Walkway about every 10 mins (101 E. State Street). Registration also takes place in the Genesis Walkway, no pre-registration is required. Free parking E. Linden Street Garage, 120 E. Linden Street, Kennett Square
Location: Sunrise Cafe