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Philadelphia Area is Garden Capital of America

A riot spring blooms at Longwood Gardens

Did you know there are over 30 gardens in the Philadelphia area and Hamanassett is within 30 minutes of most of them?   Planted so that every season is colorful, you’ll find special events throughout the year for the family to … Continue reading

Fort Mifflin Military Museum in Philadelphia

Historic Fort Mifflin has living history and demonstrations throughout the year near Philadelphia.

If you are interested in the history of the War Between the States and plan a trip to Gettysburg, you will want to add a trip to Fort Mifflin located on Mud Island just outside Philadelphia to your agenda.  Likewise, … Continue reading

Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

Soldiers on the Brandywine Battlefield

The Museum of American History in Philadelphia contains thousands of artifacts including powder horns, American muskets, British and French swords, items from Lafayette and the headquarter’s tent of George Washington.  Of special note is the plan of the Battle of … Continue reading

The Compleat Angler – Fly Fishing in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania

Learn the art of tying fly fishing lures.

I’m sure most of you have heard about the book “The Compleat Angler” written by Izaak Walton in 1653.  Rather than being just a manual on fishing it is a story both in prose and verse which celebrates the joys … Continue reading

Elopements in Pennsylvania

The Elopement package at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast includes appetizers, wedding cake, bouquet, and bouteniere for the groom.

Congratulations on your engagement.  You’ve got the ring and now starts the planning for your special small wedding or elopement in Pennsylvania.  Sometimes it can become oveerwhelming.  Who do we invite?  What is our budget?  There is a way to … Continue reading

How to decorate a mantle for Christmas

Mantle decorated with green, gold, and white.

So many people ask where we buy our decorations or how do we do our decorating that I’ve decided to show step by step how to decorate a mantle.  The same steps can be used on a window, a stairway, … Continue reading

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

Bright lights on Christmas trees are silhouetted against the dark sky at Longwood Garden's holiday festival.

“A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania begins Thursday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And no, even though we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving in the Brandywine Valley  it isn’t too soon to start … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley Events in November

Music Abounds in downtown Media Pa in November

Whether you love sports, music, or history you’ll find it this month in Media, Pa. just five miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.  World famous saxophonist Odean Pope is just one of the many performers you will hear on November … Continue reading

On Display American Artists Georgia O’Keefe, Wyeth, Demuth and others at Brandywine River Museum

Painting features green pastures with hills in the background. In front is a red orange painted barn behind a horse drawn wagon.

Here is a great opportunity to view 70 works of art of Georgia O’Keefe,  N. C. Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth,  and other famous artists all in one location.  Their paintings are on loan from collections all across the country as well … Continue reading