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MEMBERS ONLY TOUR OF HISTORIC WAYNESBOROUGH

September 17 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Please Join Us for a Members Only Event!

Sunday, September 17th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

We will be led on a private tour of Historic Waynesborough, the home of Revolutionary Major General “Mad” Anthony Wayne.  Afterwards, we will enjoy light refreshments on the grounds.

Waynesborough is a magnificent Georgian-style country manor house just five miles from Valley Forge in historic  Chester County. The most famous resident was Revolutionary War hero, Major General Anthony Wayne (1745-1796). Wayne served with George Washington and Lafayette and led the Pennsylvania line in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He weathered the Valley Forge encampment and fought at Monmouth (NJ). After his decisive victory in 1779 at Stony Point on the Hudson River, he became a national hero.

Historic Waynesborough, is a National Historic Landmark in Paoli, PA. Seven generations of the Wayne family continuously owned the property from 1724 until 1965.  The original owner of the property was Captain Anthony Wayne, (The Immigrant, 1666- 1739), who had fought valiantly for William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne.  With his wife, Hannah Faulkner, and several of their nine adult children he emigrated from Ireland to the Pennsylvania colony and purchased 386 acres in Chester County, PA in 1724.  His son, Isaac (1699-1774), married Elizabeth Iddings, and was an officer in the French and Indian War.  Isaac’s son, Anthony, born January 1, 1745, was to become the famous Major General Anthony Wayne.

Our Tour begins promptly at 2:00 PM.  Please RSVP to 610.975.0290 by September 10, 2017.

Leave a message indicating the number of people attending and whether they are adults or children so that we will have an accurate headcount.

Historic Waynesborough is located at 2049 Waynesborough Rd, Paoli, PA


Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Newtown Square Historical Society
Website:
http://www.historicnewtownsquare.org/

Venue

HISTORIC WAYNESBOROUGH

2049 Waynesborough Rd

Paoli,

PA

19301

United States

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Phone:
610-724-7222
Website:
https://historicwaynesborough.org/