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Trip List by bubb

Brandywine Valley Outdoor/Indoor Adventure

May 5, 2006  Have lived and worked in the area for 15 years.
3.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Spend a weekend in the Brandywine Valley of PA and DE, enjoying art museums and the flowers of spring.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Chadds Ford, Kennett Square, Winterthur
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Large groups, Seniors, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Brandywine River Museum
    Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

    Museum features work by three generations of Wyeth artists. Also included are American landscape and still life painting, as well as American illustration. The museum is housed in a converted grist mill and located in a beautiful setting along the Brandywine River. Seasonal tours offered to N.C. Wyeth's House and Studio, and Kuerner Farm, a location painted by artist Andew Wyeth for over 60 years. Surrounded by native plant gardens.

  • 2. Longwood Gardens
    Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    Garden attraction located on a former duPont estate. Includes a large conservatory filled with 20 indoor gardens as well as extensive outdoor gardens. Fountain displays, concerts and fireworks are offered seasonally.

  • 3. Hank's Place
    Hank's Place, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

    Downhome cooking makes this local spot popular. Best visited for breakfast or lunch, before or after a visit to the Brandywine River Museum, located across the street.

  • 4. Simon Pearce on the Brandywine

    Elegant and delicious dining spot, within easy driving distance of Brandywine River Museum, Longwood Gardens, and other local attractions. Go for lunch or dinner and visit the gift shop.

  • 5. Winterthur
    Winterthur, Delaware

    Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is Henry Francis du Pont's former country estate. The house is filled with a collection of American decorative arts in period room settings. Also featured is an adjacent museum with thematic exhibitions, all surrounded by beautiful gardens.