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Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site

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Wonderful Historic Home

I went to visit because I found out I am a descendent of the Brinton family. The tour was very... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Kimberly A
Dearborn, Michigan
Great historical site

Very interesting place to find out about local historical figures, and the facts of life back... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Reisterstown, Maryland
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30 Aug 2017
“Wonderful Historic Home”
12 Aug 2017
“Great historical site”
Transport yourself to the 1700's at the Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site. The House, built in 1704 by the Brintons, a Quaker family, is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania. It has been restored to its original state and is filled with furniture and...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
21 Oakland Rd, West Chester, PA 19382-8351
+1 610-399-0913
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went to visit because I found out I am a descendent of the Brinton family. The tour was very informative. The home is quite opulent by early American and Quaker standards. Some furniture pieces are original. Tour guides were extremely nice and knowledgeable. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very interesting place to find out about local historical figures, and the facts of life back then. Though we've seen lot's of historic houses, but still discovered for ourselves something we didn't know before. Too bad not much of information about this place on the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank pyatachok
Reviewed 20 July 2017

n the early 1700s, blacksmith William Barns foresaw the need for a tavern on the highway between Philadelphia and Mary­land. So, in 1714, he built a spacious brick building that was to become a tavern. This building, it's garden and sister property, the John Chad's...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kris1230
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A visit to this site helps the inquisitive viewer understand the challenges that confronted revolutionary soldiers on both sides of the struggle. This impromptu hospital served the British as they advanced into this foreign territory during the conflict near the Brandywine River. A visit here...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Lonnie L
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I am a Brinton on my mother's side, so maybe I'm biased, but if you are into authentic, in-your-face history, this is a place you do not want to miss. Not glitzy, no rides, just the real deal. The kids in the family drew pictures...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Brinton House looks exactly like it did in 1704. The furniture is original . The underground kitch is so unique with its huge fireplace .

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank sdhcpa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very nice tour by one of the descendants of the Brinton family that nicely showed how colonial families lives in the 1700s. A wonderfully restored and preserved home.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Maureen L
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