Paoli Battlefield

History

Paoli Battlefield FactsSeptember, 1777 was a time of struggle for the Continental Army. On September 11, the Americans suffered heavy casualties - 1,000 men, twice as many as the British - during the Battle of Brandywine. 

Just nine days later, the two sides would again engage, near Paoli Tavern, in what would become known as the Battle of Paoli. 

General Anthony Wayne arrived on September 19 and waited for a chance to engage the enemy, but the opportunity never arose and he made camp instead. The next night, the British struck first, tearing through the American camp with bayonets and swords, killing 53 soldiers and wounding more than 100. The gruesome nature of the attack is what earned the battle the nickname "Paoli Massacre." 

Today, the land where the attack occurred remains largely untouched. Forty-four acres of land were dedicated in 2002, on the 225th anniversary of the battle, and are now preserved as a public park. 

Annual Events

Paoli Battlefield Heritage DayPaoli Battlefield Heritage Day
September 19, 2015

The Battle of Paoli is remembered each September. This year, the event takes on a new title: Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day. The event includes a Military Timeline: re-enactors protraying soldiers from the French and Indian War through the Vietnam War. There will be demonstrations throughout the day, as well as crafters, vendors and interactive activities.


Restaurants Near Paoli Battlefield

General Warren InneHistoric General Warren
9 Old Lancaster Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Distance: 1 Mile
610.296.3637

While most Revolutionary-era sites trace their importance through the Americans, the General Warren (then the Admiral Warren Inne for the French & Indian War hero) was a Tory stronghold where British Loyalists were known to meet. Today the restaurant, which also operates as a bed and breakfast, offers both modern and traditional menu items.

Black Powder Tavern LogoBlack Powder Tavern
1164 Valley Forge Rd
Wayne, PA 19087
610.293.9333
Distance:
8 Miles

Legend holds that the Black Powder Tavern served as a site for George Washington's covert meetings and that it was designated as a secret black powder munitions stash. One thing we know for sure is that Black Powder Tavern is still a gathering place with great food and fine spirits more than 200 years after the encampment.

The Desmond ExteriorThe Desmond
One Liberty Blvd
Malvern, PA 19355
Distance: 3 Miles
610.296.9800

The Desmond Great Valley Hotel & Conference Center offers three unique dining experiences on-site. Fox & Hounds Pub offers casual dining in an English Pub atmosphere; enjoy outdoor dining on the Sunset Grille patio, June through August; and the Hunt Room is your stop for fine dining or Sunday brunch. 

White Horse Tavern ExteriorWhite Horse Tavern and Wine Bar (at the Sheraton Great Valley)
707 E. Lancaster Pk
Malvern, PA 19355
Distance: 5 Miles
610.280.2580

Housed in a 1760s farmhouse with exquisite wood moldings and working fireplaces to create an elegant country inn atmosphere. Six private dining rooms accommodate groups of 2 to 50 guests.  

Grille at Chesterbrook Dining RoomGrille at Chesterbrook (at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Valley Forge)
888 Chesterbrook Blvd
Wayne, PA 19087
Distance: 6 Miles
610.647.6700

Enjoy distinctive regional American cuisine overlooking spectacular wooded landscape.  


Hotels Near Paoli Battlefield

General Warren InneHistoric General Warren
9 Old Lancaster Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Distance: 1 Mile
610.296.3637

While most Revolutionary-era sites trace their importance through the Americans, the General Warren (then the Admiral Warren Inne for the French & Indian War hero) was a Tory stronghold where British Loyalists were known to meet. The historic inn still operates as a bed and breakfast with eight spacious suites.

Holiday Inn Express Frazer MalvernHoliday Inn Express Frazer Malvern
1 Morehall Rd
Frazer, PA 19355
Distance: 2 Miles
610.651.0400

Since we are minutes from the downtown Philadelphia area, our hotel's travelers appreciate the Holiday Inn Express Frazer/ Malvern. Our hotel's great location, as well as our corporate atmosphere, makes guest convenience our top priority.

Sonesta ES Suites MalvernSonesta ES Suites Malvern
20 Morehall Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Distance: 2 Miles
610.296.4343

Easily accessible off Route 202, all-suite hotel with 120 one and two-bedroom suites; full kitchen, free high speed and local calls, free breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, sport court, BBQ.

The Desmond - ExteriorDesmond Great Valley Hotel & Conference Center
One Liberty Blvd
Malvern, PA 19355
Distance: 3 Miles
610.296.9800

Each access to Rt 202 and Pa Tpk. IACC approved conference center with 130-seat amphitheater and elegant ballroom. Full-service hotel with 194 quiet and spacious guest rooms offers indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, outdoor tennis courts and putting green.

Hampton Inn Great Valley ExteriorHampton Inn - Great Valley
635 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355
Distance: 4 Miles
610.699.1300

125-room hotel conveniently located in Route 30 business district near Rt. 202 exchange. Most rooms newly renovated. Complimentary parking; hi-speed wireless Internet; business center; fitness room; daily breakfast buffet.

Sheraton Great ValleySheraton Great Valley
707 E. Lancaster Pk
Frazer, PA 19355
Distance: 4 Miles
610.524.5500

Featuring 198 beautifully decorated guest rooms. High-speed Internet in all guestrooms, meeting rooms and wireless in lobby. Historic restaurant, The White Horse Tavern and Chesterfields Lounge. Indoor pool and fitness center.

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