Hiking through History

Hiking through History

revolutionary war reenactors

Take a walk through the Delaware Valley’s rich Revolutionary War history with the new Hiking Through History brochure.

Hike, bike, and drive following Generals Washington and Howe to explore the region’s Revolutionary War History with this informative map. The routes shown depict the American and British troop movements from the British landing on the Elk River near Elkton, MD (August 25, 1777) to the capture of Philadelphia (September 26, 1777) culminating with the American winter encampment at Valley Forge and the British occupation of Philadelphia (winter 1777-1778). Featured with the troop movements are over 330 miles of regional multiuse trails and greenways including the 3,000-mile-long East Coast Greenway and the 195-mile Mason-Dixon Trail. More than 25 popular parks and preserves that offer local trails are also included, from interpretive park locations such as the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford to Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia.

Pick up a Hiking through History brochure at the Brandywine Museum of Art today!

Download Hiking Through History brochure

View the interactive Hiking Through History map


Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine Creek Greenway

The following partners generously contributed to the content and production of this project:

  • Chester County Conference and Visitor's Bureau
  • Visit Delco, PA
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates
  • Chester County Planning Commission
  • City of Wilmington, Department of Planning and Development
  • Delaware County Planning Commission
  • Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
  • Delaware Nature Society
  • Dr. Robert Selig, PhD
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • New Castle County, Department of Land Use
  • South River Heritage Consulting
  • Thomas J. McGuire
  • Western Heritage Mapping
  • William Penn Foundation