Historic Waynesborough: The House
Historic Waynesborough. This magnificent Georgian-style country manor house is just ﬁve miles from Valley Forge in historic Chester County. The most famous resident was Revolutionary War hero, Major General Anthony … Continue reading
Anthony Wayne, Historic Waynesborough’s Most Famous Resident
Anthony Wayne began his military career as the colonel of the Fourth Battalion of the Continental Army in 1776. The following year he was promoted to Brigadier General and saw … Continue reading
Holiday Open House and Candlelight Tours at Historic Waynesborough
Take a candlelit tour through the halls of the 18th-century mansion Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne once called home, and hear about holiday traditions of the past, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, … Continue reading
Rum Punch & Revolution
A fundraiser benefitting theHistoric Waynesborough Restoration ProjectThursday, November 3, 2022 | 6:00-9:00 PMSpend the evening at Waynesborough as we recreate an 18th century pub atmosphere to discuss with local historians … Continue reading
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Waynesborough
A free Independence Day Celebration event for the whole family at Historic Waynesborough: On Sunday, July 3, 2022 from 12-3PM, PhilaLandmarks and Historic Waynesborough welcome the community for a free … Continue reading
Historic Waynesborough Holiday Open House
Come one, come all to Historic Waynesborough’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Family-friendly crafts in the Carriage House where you can create … Continue reading
Author’s Talk with Mary Stockwell Was a 2019 Hit!
“Unlikely General” “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America. Join us for an evening discussion with Mary Stockwell, author of “Unlikely General” at Historic Waynesborough, the ancestral home of … Continue reading
Anthony Wayne’s Great Grandson Served His Country
Anthony Wayne’s great grandson served his country just as those Wayne family members before him. His time was the Civil War. William Wayne Evans, who later took the name William … Continue reading
A Taste of History
“A Taste of History” episode entitled “Remember Paoli” aired on the Philadelphia PBS station (Channel 12), Saturday, June 23rd at 12 noon. For other airings check the website http://www.atasteofhistory.org. Chef … Continue reading
Ghost Tales & Shrimp Tails
An evening at Historic Waynesborough with guided ghostly tours and gourmet food and drinks. Friday October 12, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Open Bar and Valet Parking $75 per … Continue reading
General Wayne Marker Minutes Away
This historic marker is on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) near Rt. 252 (Leopard Road) in Paoli, PA. The historical marker is a registered trademark of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum … Continue reading
“Mad” Anthony Wayne is looking for several good men and women for his all-volunteer army of guides and house management committee members.
The world’s finest Georgian mansions in England & America.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 2:00 pm join us at Historic Waynesborough for our latest in the “People Who Shaped America” series. $20 Refreshments following presentation. Historic Waynesborough presents Stephen G. Hague, PhD, historian and former … Continue reading
“Mad”Anthony Wayne, Military Hero
Anthony Wayne served with George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, led the Pennsylvania Line in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, weathered the Valley Forge encampment and fought at … Continue reading
Anthony Wayne Account Book
An exciting acquisition at the Chester County Historical Society is an Anthony Wayne account book for the Waynesborough tannery. It lists Samuel VanLeer (Wayne family), a Jonathan Penrose (Anthony’s wife’s … Continue reading
Leather Firebuckets Filled with Sand or Water
Leather firebuckets, so necessary in 17th and 18th-century America, would be filled with water or sand to quickly douse house fires. These authentic reproductions marked with Anthony Wayne and I. … Continue reading
Are you on a branch of the Wayne family tree?
Tell us who you are. You may contact us with your information on how you are connected to the Wayne family – starting with Capt. Anthony Wayne, Isaac, General “Mad” Anthony … Continue reading
Re-enactors Make a Scene 250 Years Later
Re-enactors celebrated the observance of the 250th anniversary of the start of the French and Indian War at Historic Waynesborough and at St. David’s Churchyard in 2005.
“The Homecoming” Marks 200th Anniversary
In October 2009, the 200th Anniversary of the “Homecoming,” the return of Anthony Wayne’s bones to Waynesborough and re-burial in Old St. David’s churchyard, a 3-day event acknowledging that event … Continue reading
Waynesborough – a True Thoroughbred
Meet “Waynesborough,” a 3-year-old colt owned by Brushwood Stable and trained by Christophe Clement. His pedigree: His sire (dad) is Curlin and his dam (mom) is Bloomy. (Bloomy is a … Continue reading