New Museum Could Spark March on Brandywine Battlefield

Once the new Museum of the American Revolution opens on April 19, a wave of intrigued tourists might march on the Brandywine Battlefield near Chadds Ford. Image via the Chester County Press.

A new museum in the heart of Philadelphia could soon send thousands of visitors marching to the historic Brandywine Battlefield near Chadds Ford.

With 30,000 advance tickets already sold for the Museum of the American Revolution, the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force is arming itself for an invasion of interest once the museum opens on April 19, according to a Chester County Press report by John Chambless.

“Hang on,” said Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming Scott Stephenson, “because a lot of those people will also want to visit this area, to see where the events actually took place.

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“We’re going to be bringing museum guides to Chadds Ford to show them what’s available to visitors here, as well as to Washington’s Crossing and Valley Forge. The best marketing is word of mouth. We think we’ve dropped a line into two to three million people who will want to see more, and we want to ramp up that interest.”

Also planned for the Brandywine Battleground is a series of free, 50-minute “Town Tours and Village Walks” between June 15 and Aug. 24.

Read more about the soon-to-open museum and related Brandywine Battlefield events in the Chester County Press here.

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