Come along on my walk through Brandywine Springs Park. A park that has a long history dating back to the American Revolution.
George Washington once slept here, a military school once stood here, a former Revolutionary War encampment, a mineral springs resort and later an beautiful Victorian amusement park.
I’ve driven by this park many times but never knew what was actually here. I just saw a playground and pavilion, didn’t think much of it until I was doing research on Delaware State Parks and came across a site that had Brandywine Springs listed as a state park.
That pique my interest since it’s not listed on Delaware State Parks website.
So I’m wondering, “Where is this park and is it really a state park”?
I soon found out it was once a state park but in 1970 was decommissioned to a county park. Today it’s history is kept alive by old photos of what stood where along this easy to walk foot path that meanders up and down both sides of Hyde Run.
I really enjoyed this adventure, very cool to be able to read the caption, look at the pictures and then visualize what this place actually looked like back in it’s hay day. You’ll see what I’m talking about as you look at the pictures below.
Easy, informational walk in the woods, I highly recommend for you history buffs or not.
It’s located on the corner of Route 41 (Newport Gap Pike) and Route 34 (Faulkland Road)in New Castle County, Delaware.
Enjoy and do check out the “Friends of Brandywine Springs website” where you can watch a video of the early years of the amusement park.
Also read this exciting article called “Ghost towns and Lost Cities: Delaware. Here, Brandywine Springs is mentioned as well as other fascinating tales of Lost cities and Ghost towns in Delaware.
My Photos of Brandywine Springs Park
Old photo of bridge over Hyde Run with new bridge there now.
An entrance to Brandywine Springs Amusement Park.
Man made Lake Washington where they used to take boat rides.
Where the hot dog stand used to be.
Map of where everything used to be.
And one more thing not a lot of people don’t know is here. Make your way down to the railroad tracks and walk towards the road, look up to your left and you’ll see a cave shelter.
Cave Shelter Brandywine Springs Park
Thanks for coming on this micro FUN adventure with me, until next time!
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