One of the most memorable battles of the Revolutionary War took place in Philadelphia, and it will be reenacted this Saturday along Germantown Avenue.
The Battle of Germantown was fought on the grounds of “Cliveden” on October 4th, 1777. In a surprise attack, George Washington threw his troops at the British soldiers who were occupying the Chew mansion.
It was a pitched battle, but Washington had to withdraw his troops. Then the British tightened their hold on Philadelphia.
Rick Fink is education director at Cliveden:
“There are still cannon balls and musket marks sort of lodged into the wall on the side. You can still see a lot of remnants of the battle here today.”
There are two battle reenactments on Saturday, at noon and 3 PM, and a number of special events all day through 7:30 PM, including a reenactment of a famous dog exchange between the Americans and the British.
For more information, go to revolutionarygermantown.org.
Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio.