On September 10th, 1777, 15,000 British soldiers and camp followers arrived at the village of Kennett Square to prepare for what would come to be known as the Battle of Brandywine—the largest single-day battle of the American Revolution.
Please join in the fun on September 10th, 2021, as we commemorate Kennett Occupation Day! The British will take over State Street from 5pm to 6:30pm. Marauding Redcoats and a fife and drum team will set the stage for the evening. Actors portraying a Hessian general, a camp follower, and local Kennett residents will relate their experiences of that unsettling day.
All are welcome to take part in this FREE live, interactive event—march with the fife and drum team, commiserate with local townsfolk, and listen as members of the Crown Forces prepare for battle against General Washington and the Continental Army. Parking is free in the garage after 5 pm. The starting point for the tours is at the State Street end of the walkway leading from the garage.
Come out and take a stand!
Brought to you by Kennett Heritage Center, Historic Kennett Square, and Chadds Ford Historical Society.
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120 N. Union Street · Kennett Square, PA 19348 Public parking garage access: 120 E. Linden Street