History Surrounds Hamanassett

 

General Washington at the Brandywine Battlefield, 2005, Photo By L. Gillow

General Washington at the Brandywine Battlefield, 2005, Photo By L. Gillow

There are numerous spots on the National Register of Historic Places right in our backyard. Spend an afternoon touring around town and learn about what once was. We’ve listed a few interesting historic spots below.

  • Bartram’s Covered Bridge: This historic covered bridge was built in 1860 but closed to traffic in 1941. It uses a Burr Truss design and is the only covered bridge remaining of the 30 which once stood in Delaware County.
  • Brandywine Battlefield: The 1777 Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution was a major victory for the British which helped them to capture Philadelphia.
  • Chadds Ford Historic District: This district includes 17 buildings in Chadds Ford village include the Chadds Ford Inn and the Christian C. Sanderson Museum.
  • John P. Crozer II Mansion: This historic mansion, also known as Allcutt Property, was built in 1879-1880 entirely of California redwood.
  • Grange Estate: George Washington frequented this Gothic Revival style mansion. The grounds also feature Victorian gardens.
  • Octagonal School House: The one-room, one-story schoolhouse was built in 1841. The eight-sided building was abandoned as a school in 1865 and then restored in 1964.
  • Landsdowne Theater: Built in 1928, this historic theater has street level shops and offices above, and a 1,400 seat auditorium.
  • Thunderbird Lodge: In 1904, Architect Will Price converted this existing circa-1790 stone barn into studios for the artists Charles H. and Alice Barber Stephens.
  • N.C. Wyeth House: The 18-acre site includes the home of painter N. C. Wyeth, his studio, a barn and other structures. The Brandywine River Museum offers tours of the site.