Historic Waynesborough

Creating history, not just preserving it.

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

March 16, 2017

“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

January 10, 2016

“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

May 7, 2013

About this Anthony Wayne Portrait

Anthony Wayne by James Sharples, Sr. (1751-1811), British pastelist. This pastel on paper drawn from life, c. 1795 or 1796, probably before Wayne left for his post in Detroit, not … Continue reading

February 26, 2013

Valley Forge Salutes Anthony Wayne

  Anthony Wayne Monument at Valley Forge National Historic Park. The Anthony Wayne Monument at Valley Forge faces Wayne’s home in Chester County.  In addition to his military career,  the pedestal … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

Anthony Wayne by Charles Willson Peale

General Anthony Wayne, after  portrait by Charles Willson Peale. The General’s portrait was painted c. 1783 with him in full Revolutionary War uniform, rank of brevet Major General. Artist Charles … Continue reading

February 24, 2013

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

March 26, 2012