Interpretive Battle of the Brandywine Hike at Birmingham Hill Preserve
Join local historian Verne Weidman for this unique opportunity to experience Brandywine Conservancy’s 113-acre Birmingham Hill Preserve through a historical lens.
In this interpretive program, learn what led to the battle, details about the combat on this hallowed ground and subsequent events in the Philadelphia Campaign. Hike the rolling terrain where the Continental and Crown forces fought and lost their lives.
After retiring, Verne Weidman spent 7 years as a volunteer tour guide at Washington’s Headquarters at Brandywine Battlefield Park. In 2012, he was named Volunteer of the Year. Verne has recently served as an advisory committee member to four separate planning projects at the battlefield. He has also created 3 free smart device audio tours of the battle on through the storytelling platform app izi.travel.
Participants will meet at Birmingham Hill Preserve in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Directions will be provided upon registration. There are no restrooms available at the site. It is recommended that participants dress for the weather and wear proper footwear for uneven and potentially wet terrain. Spaces are limited. For more information, contact Julia Steiner at [email protected].