Old Fashioned Colonial Christmas at Colonial Plantation in Pennsylvania

Wearing a white gown topped by a red velvet cape trimmed in gold white, Father Christmas stands on the porch of the farm house.

Christmas at the Colonial Plantation in Media, Pennsylvania   December 5, 2016 from 11 AM – 4 PM Longing for an old fashion Christmas this year.  On December 5, 2016 be sure to visit the Colonial Plantation in Media, Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

Colonial Pennsylvania Planatation Fall Events

View life in the Middle Ages at Pennsylvania's Colonial Plantation

While summer may be winding down, events in and near the Brandywine Valley in southeast Pennsylvania are ramping up.  Its time to start planning for fall and winter getaways.   Between now and the New Year there are museums, gardens, … Continue reading

N.C. and Andrew Wyeth Studio and House Tours

Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford Pa.

If you’ve read Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, or The Yearling you have seen the works of N.C. Wyeth.  One of the most famous of American illustrators, Wyeth worked right here in Delaware County, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to … Continue reading

Brandywine Treasures Passports Available at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

Mansion of Hagley Museum with tulips in foreground.

The following Brandywine Valley attractions are included:   Longwood Gardens, Winterthur,  Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth Museum), Hagley, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Mount Cuba, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts,  Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Read House and Rockwood … Continue reading

Pierre du Pont House Expansion at Longwood Celebrates 100 Years

Longwood Gardens

Pierre du Pont modernized what would later become Longwood Gardens in 1914 with heat, electricity and plumbing and constructed a two-story addition with a library and a courtyard conservatory. Du Pont added modern technology to the conservatory with sash windows … Continue reading

The Wrath of the Gods On Display at Art Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is about 30 miles from Hamanassett, will display masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian in The Wrath of the Gods exhibit. The Wrath of the Gods, which runs through December 6, focuses on Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece, … Continue reading

Listen to Live Music at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

  Longwood Gardens offers up a magical musical experience with several live performances this fall. Indoor and outdoor, with a beer in hand or without, Longwood provides a great background to take in live music and it’s only about 10 miles … Continue reading

History Surrounds Hamanassett

History of the U.S. and the Brandywine Valley

  There are numerous spots on the National Register of Historic Places right in our backyard. Spend an afternoon touring around town and learn about what once was. We’ve listed a few interesting historic spots below but scroll through the full … Continue reading

Fall Festivals Galore!

Autumn

  Fall is full of fun activities! Harvest festivals, pumpkin picking, hayrides, haunted attractions, apple fests, scarecrow competitions and pumpkin carving and that’s only about half of the things going on in the area this Fall. Visitphilly.com complied a detailed list … Continue reading