Delaware Art Museum Pre-Raphaelite Howard Pyle John Sloan

Pre-Raphaelite Art

You don’t have to go into Philadelphia to find a museum filled with wonderful art.  This small art museum in the Brandywine Valley has several  permanent collections and hosts major special exhibitions throughout the year.   In their permanent collection: … Continue reading

Phillies, Flyers, Eagles So Many Sports Teams and Venues in the Philadelphia Area

Vintage baseball is played in the Brandywine Valley.

Where to begin to describe all the sports venues and arenas near Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast and the Brandywine Valley.  The sports venues include the South Philly Sports Complex which comprises 3 world class venues and arenas.  There is the … 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

Underground Railroad Attractions in Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley

If you are interested in historic houses and the Underground Railroad this is definitely the area to visit.  Within 30 minutes of Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast there are four historic sites.  One is in Kennett Square and the other three … Continue reading

Step By Step Christmas Decorating at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast

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

Brandywine Battlefield in the Brandywine Valley Open Again

Two hundred year old stone house

  Did you know that the largest battle fought during the American Revolution (or as the British refer to it The War for American Independence) was right here in the Brandywine Valley?  The British were trying to capture Philadelphia which … Continue reading

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate at Penns Woods Winery in the Brandywine Valley

We really love the wine at Penns Woods Winery in the Brandywine Valley and what could be better than pairing wine with cheese or chocolate or both!  Each weekend in February you can taste wines they have specifically chosen to … Continue reading

Yuletide at Winterthur

The Marlboro Room at Winterthur where the family gathered to unwrap their packages.

The Brandywine Valley is blessed with a multitude of beautiful attractions during the Christmas season.   Everyone knows of Longwood Gardens, of course.  Other du Pont estates in our area include Hagley and Nemours Mansion and Gardens.  The  One of the most spectacular … Continue reading