Fort Mifflin Military Museum in Philadelphia

Historic Fort Mifflin has living history and demonstrations throughout the year near Philadelphia.

If you are interested in the history of the War Between the States and plan a trip to Gettysburg, you will want to add a trip to Fort Mifflin located on Mud Island just outside Philadelphia to your agenda.  Likewise, … Continue reading

Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

Soldiers on the Brandywine Battlefield

The Museum of American History in Philadelphia contains thousands of artifacts including powder horns, American muskets, British and French swords, items from Lafayette and the headquarter’s tent of George Washington.  Of special note is the plan of the Battle of … Continue reading

On Display American Artists Georgia O’Keefe, Wyeth, Demuth and others at Brandywine River Museum

Painting features green pastures with hills in the background. In front is a red orange painted barn behind a horse drawn wagon.

Here is a great opportunity to view 70 works of art of Georgia O’Keefe,  N. C. Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth,  and other famous artists all in one location.  Their paintings are on loan from collections all across the country as well … Continue reading

Historic Sugartown Colonial Village in Chester County Pennsylvania

An authentic recreation of an early 1800s general store.

Next time you visit the Brandywine Vally, plan to spend a day in historic Sigartown, Pa. in Chester County and step back in time to enjoy an authentic 19th century experience.  Less than twenty minutes north of Hamanassett Bed & … 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

Delaware Art Museum Pre-Raphaelite Howard Pyle John Sloan

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

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