September 10,1777, the British and Hessian Armies marched into Kennett Square and occupied the town the day before the Battle of Brandywine.  Join us as we recreate the Occupation of Kennett Square in the streets of the town and around the taverns, as General Howe and Cornwallis deliver the detailed battle plans for the next day. Hear first-hand accounts of local towns people who describe the events they witnessed and the hardships endured. This is a day to remember, learn, reflect and have fun celebrating the history and resilience of Kennett Square and our Continental ancestors.

I will be speaking to the crowd to allay their fears about the upcoming battle and reassure them that General Howe has the situation in hand and that the Continental Army will suffer the same fate they endured in Brooklyn the year before.


Kennett Occupation Day
120 State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Date And Time

Thu, September 10, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

For more information go here.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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