Valley Forge National Park

The Brandywine Battlefield, six miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast, was the site of the largest battle fought during the Revolutionary War.  Sadly, Washington and his men were soundly beaten and they made their way to Valley Forge to spend the winter of 1777-78.  Valley Forge stands as a testament to the men and women who persevered during this time.  After six months they emerged to fight again and well you know, the rest really is history!  Did you know that Martha Washington stayed with her husband during this time as well as the wives of other officers?  There were other camp women and their children who helped out with such chores as laundry and cooking.  African Americans and American Indians also made contributions during this time.  If you are staying at Hamanassett and plan a visit to Valley Forge be sure to let us know.  We have a driving tour CD that will add to your enjoyment of your visit.  For more information of Valley Forge click here

A painting by  Charles Peale

Commander in Chief George Washington

Valley Forge women in encampment

Women performing chores during the encampment at Valley Forge