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Brandywine Valley Attractions
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Gardens & Museums

  • Longwood Gardens: 5 minutes
    Longwood Gardens, created by Pierre S. du Pont, offers horticulture displays on 1,050 acres.  Don't miss the beautiful conservatory and fountains.

  • Winterthur: 5 minutes
    Henry Francis du Pont assembled a collection of early American antiques (1640-1860), which are displayed in 175 rooms of his country home.

  • Brandywine River Museum: 10 minutes
    Houses the premier collection of Wyeth family and Howard Pyle (School of Pyle) paintings.

  • Hagley Museum: 15 minutes
    Hagley is the site of the birthplace of the du Pont company and the first du Pont home in the new world.

  • Nemours Mansion & Gardens: 15 minutes
    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.

  • Sanderson Museum: 7 minutes
    The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford beginning in colonial times, and an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. A hidden gem.

  • The Barnes Foundation: 50 minutes
    The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, established 1922 by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, to promote advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. 215.278.7000.

  • Mt. Cuba Center: 20 minutes
    The Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware. Its nearly 600 acres are dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region. The woodland wildflower gardens are among the finest anywhere.

  • Chanticleer Garden: 40 minutes
    The beautiful estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten was originally known for its majestic trees and verdant lawns. Today, the trees and lawns remain, but the focus is on plant combinations, containers, textures, and colors, often relying on foliage more than flowers.

  • Delaware Art Museum: 15 minutes
    2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE
    The heart of the Delaware Art Museum remains its outstanding collections of American art and illustration. The Museum's permanent collection is focused in four areas; Howard Pyle & American Illustration, British Pre-Raphaelite Art, John Sloan, and American Art, 1757 - Present.

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History: 5 minutes
    Exhibit Highlights include: A visit to an African Waterhole, a Walk over the Great Barrier Reef; the Largest Bird Egg in the World, Extinct and Vanishing Birds.

  • Historic Houses of Odessa: 40 minutes
    Winterthur's village of 18th & 19th century houses, 23 miles south of Wilmington on Rt. 1, exit 136. 302-378-4069.  Tues-Sun 1-4 pm.  Closed Mon. $8 Accessed thru Winterthur link.

  • Read House and Gardens: 40 minutes
    42 The Strand in New Castle, DE.  Built in 1801 by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Read House exhibits the height of Federal grandeur.

  • Historical Societies

  • Chadds Ford Historical Society10 minutes
    Located on Rt. 100, the Chadds Ford Historical Society is a private nonprofit organization. It owns, operates, and maintains two 18th century restorations and hosts many events.

  • Chester County Historical Society: 25 minutes
    225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691 Phone: 610. 692.4800. See website for directions, hours, exhibits, etc.

  • Brandywine Battlefield: 10 minutes
    See artifacts that bring life to the Battle of Brandywine, times in which it was fought, people, Washington's Headquarters, and Lafayette's Quarters. Also do the Driving Tour.


    Brandywine Valley Wineries

  • Brandywine Valley Wine Trail: The Inn offers a Passport Special for tastings at this group of wineries, each with its own special focus.

  • Va La Vineyards: 20 minutes
    Va La is one family devoted to the creation of wines from a tiny piece of land.

  • Chaddsford Winery: 10 minutes
    The Winery produces and sells to selected restaurants nationwide. As you tour the site, you can envision a charming country atmosphere, and explore the wonderful world of wine.

  • Black Walnut Winery
  • Borderland Vineyard
  • Paradocx Vineyard Tasting Room
  • Galer Estate
  • Kreutz Creek Vineyards
  • Patone Cellars
  • Penns Woods Winery
  • Stargazers
  • Twin Brook Winery

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