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

Why does Huffington Post Recommend Staying at Bed & Breakfasts

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Just had to share the article from Huffington Post from April of 2014.  You can’t get a much better recommendation than the Huffington post.   It points out that the old ideas of a bed and breakfast such as sharing … Continue reading

The Civil War Homefront: a Sunday Afternoon at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast

Visit the home of Civil War Quartermaster General to Abraham Lincoln. Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast was built by the father of General Montgomery Meigs, Charles Delucena Meigs in 1856. Continue reading

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

I just came across a fabulous web site if you still need inspriation to come the Brandywine Valley during the Holiday Season.  The web site is www.donnan.com/Longwood-Christmas.htm and it has fabulous pictures as well as the sounds of Justin Hartz who led a Christmas carole sing-along … Continue reading

Historic Kennett Square in the Brandywine Valley This Friday 12-3-10

A Holiday First Friday ~ This Friday! Forget about the malls and the crowds for a short time this weekend.  Lots of exciting events going on in the quaint town of Kennett Square, Pa.  For those of you unfamiliar with … Continue reading

Cleopatra’s Other Sisters – The Queens of Africa

This presentation is part of the National Geographic’s  exhibition of  “Cleopatra, The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt which is at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia through January 2, 2011. Date: Thursday, December 2 Time: 7:00PM Location: Franklin Theater First Floor FREE … Continue reading