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!


  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

Terror Behind the Walls Will Haunt You

Terror Behind the Walls

It’s a spooky time of year and plenty of Terror Behind the Walls of Eastern State Penitentiary. This massive haunted house offers six haunting attractions inside what was a real prison in Philadelphia. It’s about 40 minutes from Hamanassett and will leave … Continue reading

Gardens of Brandywine Valley


  The beauty of Brandywine Valley is easily found in its numerous gardens and arboretums and there are many from which to choose to spend your day. Chanticleer Garden The 35-acre garden was once the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, … Continue reading

Chester County House Tour Celebrates 75 Years


  It’s the Tour of Tours in Chester County and this year Chester County Day is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary to the Chester County Hospital, step inside historic homes, gardens and landmarks from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

Celebrate Chadds Ford Days

General Washington at the Brandywine Battlefield, 2005, Photo By L. Gillow

  Enjoy food, local brewers and vintners, live music, antique cars, Revolutionary War reenactors, children’s activities and historic tours of John Chads House at Chadds Ford Days Sept. 12-13. As a way to commemorate the Revolutionary War Battle of the Brandywine … Continue reading