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

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

Andrew Wyeth Inspired Photos on Display at Brandywine River Museum

Branywine River Museum of Art

Los Angeles Artist James Welling’s photographs, which are inspired by Painter Andrew Wyeth are on display at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The photos, which are on display through November, were shot in Pennsylvania and Maine–the same locations that … Continue reading

Old Fiddlers to Perform Aug. 8


The 87th Annual Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Hibernia Park, which is less than 30 miles from Hamanassett B&B. Bring your fiddle because groups and individuals are encouraged to … Continue reading

Philly’s ‘Once Upon a Nation’ Celebrates 10 Years

Betsy Ross

  The Once Upon a Nation program in historic Philadelphia has entertained and educated millions of visitors from around the world for the last 10 years. The stories of our nation’s past engage visitors from Memorial Day to Labor Day … Continue reading

Celebrate Our Flag’s 238th Birthday in Philadelphia

Betsy Ross holding the original flag in Philadelphia.

My how time flies.  This year is our flag’s 238th birthday and you don’t want to miss the celebration at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.  Festivities begin June 13 and will continue will activities through the week until June … Continue reading