Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gideon Gilpin House
With the farm devastated and unsustainable, Gilpin converted his home into a tavern to support his family. Their tavern was operated from 1778 to 1789 and provided meals, drink, and sleeping space for travelers along the Great Nottingham Road. Today, the Gideon Gilpin house appears much as it was in 1777.
For more information on the Battle of Brandywine please visit our Visitor Center. Our hours are Tues.-Sat., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 4:30 p.m. Tours of the houses are offered on a regular basis throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased only at the Visitor Center. Call for tour schedule information and reservations at (610) 459-3342.
Location. 39° 52.475′ N, 75° 34.308′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Brandywine Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Arborist Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette’s Headquarters (was about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); In Memory of Those Who Served in the Armed Forces (about 400 feet away); Casimir Pulaski (about 600 feet away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christian C. Sanderson (approx. 0.3 miles away); To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kuerner Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
More about this marker. Two photographs from inside the Gideon Gilpin House appear on the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Lafayette's Quarters. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Brandywine. September 11, 1777 at Brandywine, Pennsylvania. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,972 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.