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

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

The Compleat Angler – Fly Fishing in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania

Learn the art of tying fly fishing lures.

I’m sure most of you have heard about the book “The Compleat Angler” written by Izaak Walton in 1653.  Rather than being just a manual on fishing it is a story both in prose and verse which celebrates the joys … Continue reading

Elopements in Pennsylvania

The Elopement package at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast includes appetizers, wedding cake, bouquet, and bouteniere for the groom.

Congratulations on your engagement.  You’ve got the ring and now starts the planning for your special small wedding or elopement in Pennsylvania.  Sometimes it can become oveerwhelming.  Who do we invite?  What is our budget?  There is a way to … Continue reading

How to decorate a mantle for Christmas

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 Valley Haunted Houses and Other SpookyHalloween Attractions

Creepy man trying to escape from behind bars.

Things that go bump in the night what you’re looking for this Halloween? Check out PennsHurst and Bates Motel Haunted Hayrides and visit Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast. 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