A new museum in the heart of Philadelphia could soon send thousands of visitors marching to the historic Brandywine Battlefield near Chadds Ford.
With 30,000 advance tickets already sold for the Museum of the American Revolution, the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force is arming itself for an invasion of interest once the museum opens on April 19, according to a Chester County Press report by John Chambless.
“Hang on,” said Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions and Programming Scott Stephenson in the article, “because a lot of those people will also want to visit this area, to see where the events actually took place.”
In addition to a surround-sound movie that depicts re-enactors in ChesLen Preserve — “There will be the smell of smoke, and the floor will shake,” Stephenson added.
“We’re going to be bringing museum guides to Chadds Ford to show them what’s available to visitors here, as well as to Washington’s Crossing and Valley Forge. The best marketing is word of mouth. We think we’ve dropped a line into 2 to 3 million people who will want to see more, and we want to ramp up that interest.”
Also planned for the Brandywine Battleground is a series of 50-minute free “Town Tours and Village Walks” between June 15 and Aug. 24.
Read much more about the soon-to-open museum and related Brandywine Battlefield events in the Chester County Press here.