"Here amidst the rolling hills of southern Chester county is where the Battle of Brandywine was fought and the paper milled for the Declaration of Independence and America's first currency. Here is where the duPonts made their fortunes, built a company and their mansions and where three generations of Wyeths have lived and painted the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford. Come discover the beauty and wonders of the Brandywine River Valley... our history, art, antiques, mansions and gardens and our unique brand of country casual hospitality." TheBrandywine.com

"Such world class attractions -- Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, Winterthur!! We need more time to see it all"
Laurie & Paul, Chevy Chase, MD     

 Gardens
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens, created by Pierre S. du Pont, is one of the premier arboretums in the country if not in the world. The Gardens encompass horticultural displays, walkways and meadows on 1,050 acres.
Bartram's Garden - Philadelphia, PA
Just minutes from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House is America's oldest living botanical garden, a pastoral 18th century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia. You won't believe you are in the city when you see the wildflower meadow, majestic trees, river trail, wetland, stone house and farm buildings overlooking the Schuylkill River, and, of course, the historic botanical garden of American native plants.
Brandywine River Museum - Chadds Ford, PA
The Brandywine Conservancy's Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens feature indigenous and some naturalized plants of the greater Brandywine region displayed in natural settings. These demonstration gardens use wildflowers, trees and shrubs in landscaped areas. Plants are selected to provide a succession of bloom from early spring through the first killing frost. Each is located in a setting akin to its natural habitat: woodland, wetland, flood plain or meadow.
Chanticleer - Wayne, PA
A "pleasure garden" designed to illustrate the beauty of the art of horticulture. Thousands of bulbs clothe the ground in spring, followed by orchards of flowering trees with native wildflowers blooming in the woods. A vegetable garden complements a cut-flower garden, both accompanied by espaliered fruit trees. Courtyards are a framework for unusual combinations of herbaceous perennials, punctuated by pots of tropical plants. Vines grow in nooks and crannies, trailing and twining.
Hagley Museum - Wilmington, DE
The first du Pont Family home in America, Eleutherian Mills, was built by E. I. du Pont in 1803. Situated on the crest of a hill, it affords a commanding view of the Brandywine River, with a dam which fed water to the original millrace. This charming Georgian-style residence is furnished with antiques and memorabilia of the five generations of du Ponts associated with the home. Adjoining it is the restored French-style garden created by E. I. du Pont, an avid botanist.
Haverford College Arboretum
In 1831, a distinguished group of Philadelphia and New York Quakers purchased 198.5 acres which lay in the center of the Welsh Tract, a part of the 40,000 acres of land ceded to the Welsh Quakers by William Penn. Upon this land the group founded Haverford College two years later. William Carvill, an English gardener, was hired in 1834 to convert the farmland into a functioning campus. His design reflected the influence of Sir Humphry Repton, one of England's great landscape architects.
Jenkins Arboretum
Located in a rare remnant of the once continuous southeastern Pennsylvania hardwood forest, Jenkins Arboretum, a 46Ğacre, thriving woodland ecosystem, possesses large natural stands of mountain laurel, pinxterbloom azalea, blueberry, deerberry, native wildflowers, ferns, and herbs. Paved walkways allow visitors to comfortably enjoy year-round.
Morris Arboretum
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including many of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.
Mount Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center, dedicated to the study of the Piedmont flora, realizes the vision of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland. On the gently rolling hills of the Delaware Piedmont, the Copelands established their 630-acre estate to preserve the historic rural pastures and fields, protect the native forests and develop a series of naturalistic woodland wildflower gardens and formal landscapes.
Nemours Mansion and Gardens - Wilmington, DE
Nemours is the 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. The estate looms over the 47,000 sq. ft. mansion surrounding formal gardens and is furnished with fine antiques, famous works of art, beautiful tapestries, and other treasures. The grounds surrounding the mansion extend for one third of a mile along the main vista from the house, and are among the finest examples of French-style gardens in the United States.
Rockwood Mansion & Park - Wilmington, DE
Enjoy 72 acres of quiet and serene parkland including 6 acres of formal gardens, 2 1/2 miles of lighted trails and tour the 12 room historic Rockwood Mansion. Rockwood is part of the Northern Delaware Greenway.
Ridley Creek State Park - Media, PA
Site of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. Enjoy hiking, jogging, bicycling, horse trails, stocked trout streams, picnic areas, sledding, and cross country skiing.
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, PA
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College is a garden of ideas and suggestions. Encompassing more than 300 acres of the Swarthmore College campus and exhibiting over 4,000 kinds of ornamental plants, the Arboretum displays some of the best trees, shrubs, vines and perennials for use in the region.
Tyler Arboretum - Media, PA
The Arboretum began as the private collection of dried plants, rocks, and other specimens by two brothers, Jacob and Minshall Painter. In 1825, a systematic planting of more than 1,000 varieties of trees and shrubs was begun. Today, the informal gardens and educational displays pay homage to the Arboretum's roots.


 Museums
Winterthur Museum & Gardens - Centerville, DE
Henry Francis du Pont assembled a collection of early American antiques (1640-1860), which are displayed in 175 rooms of his country home which is one of the few surviving American country estates. The collection is world renowned. Tour their magnificient gardens, visit the galleries, the Campbell Soup Tureen collection and the exquisite gift shop.
Brandywine River Museum - Chadds Ford, PA
Situated on the banks of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, the museum houses the premier collection of three generations of the Wyeth family, as well as works by Howard Pyle and other important American illustrators. The museum offers the visitor the opportunity to relax and enjoy the river setting while touring the gallery (allow 1.5 hours).
Brandywine Battlefield - Chadds Ford, PA
See artifacts that bring life to the Battle of Brandywine, times in which it was fought, people, Washington's Headquarters, and Lafayette's Quarters. Site includes museum. Also do the Driving Tour. Allow two or more hours
Valley Forge National Historical Park - Valley Forge is perhaps the best-known place name associated with the American Revolution. To truly enjoy the park, it is important that you understand the significance of the events associated with the winter encampment of 1777-78. The National Park Service provides various programs, tours, and other interpretive activities to help you grasp more fully the dramatic story Valley Forge has to tell.
Hagley Museum - Wilmington, DE
Hagley is the birthplace of the du Pont company and the first du Pont home in the new world. Eleutherian Mills was built in 1803 by E.I. du Pont, is set among 230 acres of trees and flowering shrubs and overlooks the Brandywine River.
Nemours Mansion & Gardens - Wilmington, DE
Nemours, a 300-acre country estate, was built by A. I. du Pont between 1909-1910, contains 102 rooms, and is a fine example of a modified Louis XVI French chateau.
Amish Country - Lancaster's Amish country is only a short 45 minute drive through the rolling countryside of Chester and Lancaster counties. Spend a day in Amish country and enjoy the simple life as you pass Amish carriages and farms. We have a great route that keeps you off the main roads and captures the beauty and splendor of the people who "live apart."
Delaware Art Museum - Wilmington, DE
Has the foremost collection of Pre-Raphaelite collection in America. The museum has undergone a $30 million renovation with all new galleries and a sculpture garden.
Rockwood Museum - Wilmington, DE
Rockwood Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an excellent example of Rural Gothic architecture. Built from 1851-1857 for Joseph Shipley, the mansion was situated within 300 acres of woods. Today, the museum is maintained on 72 of the original acres and includes the mansion and porter's lodge, gardener's cottage, barn and other outbuildings.
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, PA
Major exhibits have included collections of paintings from around the world by artists such as Van Gogh and Manet. Excellent permanent collections of modern art,
Wharton Esherick Studio - Valley Forge, PA
Guided tours through the unique handcrafted home/studio of the late "Dean of American Craftsmen", reservations required.
American Helicopter Museum - West Chester, PA
Over 34 helicopters and 40 exhibits trace the history and future of rotor wing flight. Kids can climb aboard and take the controls. Guided tours. Birthday parties. Special events. Helicopter rides fourth Saturday of the month.
Chadds Ford Historical Society - Chadds Ford, PA
Two 18th century houses-John Chads House and the Barns-Brinton House, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Group tours available by request.
National Constitution Center - Philadelphia, PA
Enter as a visitor...leave as a citizen! The National Constitution Center on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the first museum in the world dedicated to honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution through more than 100 interactive and multi-media exhibits, artifacts and film.
Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, PA
An innovator in designing hands-on exhibits before "interactive" became a buzzword, the Franklin Institute is as clever as its namesake. Its eminently touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space. IMAX theatre.


 Wineries
Chaddsford Winery - Chadds Ford, PA
Chaddsford Winery has been making award-winning wines for over 20 years. Fueled by their passion to make only the best, and blessed by Pennsylvania's magnificent micro-climate and a wealth of rave reviews Chaddsford produces 30,000 cases of wine and sells it from New York to D.C. and selected restaurants nationwide.
VA LA Family Farmed Wines - Avondale, PA
A small farm, seven acres of vines, and an old world tasting room specializing in unusual wine varieties and local food treasures. Open Saturday & Sundays.
Black Walnut Winery - Chester County, PA
Black Walnut Winery is located in a 200 yr old bank barn. They have renovated the facility for wine tasting and events, but kept that old world feel to reflect the historic craft of winemaking.  
Twin Brook Winery - Gap, PA
A small estate winery with 30 acres of vineyards. All of their wines are produced on site; they offer tours and free tastings in a beautifully restored 19th century barn. Open 7 Days.
Kreutz Creek Vineyards - West Grove, PA
Award winning wines handcrafted with dreams and determination. Open Saturday & Sundays.
Paradocx Vineyard - Landenburg, PA
Nestled among rolling hills, Paradocx Vineyard grows on 30 acres of fertile farmland.
Penns Woods Winery - Chadds Ford, PA
Penns Woods Winery is the result of Gino Razzi's lifetime of experience in the world of wine. A respected importer and distributor of wine, Gino is an Italian immigrant from Abruzzo in southern Italy who settled in the Delaware County area in 1962.


 Golf Courses
Inniscrone Golf Club - Avondale, PA - 610.268.8200
A nationally-ranked championship golf course designed by Gil Hanse that hosted US Open Champion Jim Furyk's Exelon Invitational (2001 & 2002.) Dramatic elevation changes, wind-swept high grasses, abundant wetlands, and old-world bunkering.


Loch Nairn Golf Course - Avondale, PA
Fun layout. Water on 14 holes. Target golf. The first two holes have been lengthened with new greens. 18 holes, par 70.


Wyncote Golf Club - Oxford, PA
Scottish heathlands style golf, complete with wind, mounded bunkers and moguls. Excellent condition. Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest in 2002. Driving range. 18 holes, par 72. Wyncote's all new, full-service clubhouse, with a casual pub, is now open.




 Spas
Picone Beauty & Wellness - Kennett Square, PA
Picone is in walking distance and provides complete card and education in skin wellness. Using the latest in skin care advancements, our treatments provide results in addition to pampering your mind, body and soul. Open 6 days a week, closed Sunday.


Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa - Kennett Square, PA
Hand & Stone is a quick 5 minute drive and they consistently deliver a massage experience of the highest quality at an affordable price.  We love this place! They are open 7 days a week with late hours during the week.




 Recreation
Exton Bicylces - Exton, PA
Provides daily rentals for the cycling enthusiast.  Click here for scenic local byways.


TrailLink - Whether you are on your own two feet or a horse or a bike, you can take advantage of the many picturesque trails in the area.

HANNUM'S Harley Davidson - Chadds Ford, PA
Provides season motorcycle rentals.  A great way to see the Brandywine Valley.


Gateway Stables - Kennett Square, PA
Provides a variety of horse-riding services from trail rides to lessons.Whether you are on your own two feet or a horse or a bike, you can take advantage of the many picturesque trails in the area.



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