Brandywine Valley Museums & Historical Sites

 

 

The Brandywine Valley is home to world-class attractions.  You can click on the photo to left for more information and links to their Web sites.

Pierre du Pont created Longwood Gardens and people come from all over the US and foreign countries to visit this magnificent attraction set on 1050 acres.  Even in the winter it is worth a visit to their 4 acre under glass conservatory. Be sure to check their web site for information on the fountain shows and concerts.  . 610-388-1000.

The home of Henry Francis du Pont.  His country home has 175 rooms and holds a major collection of early American antiques.  302-888-4600.

Home of E. I. du Pont Hagley is the first du Pont home in the new world. Eleutherian Mills, built in 1803, is set among 230 acres of trees and flowering shrubs and overlooks the Brandywine River 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Nemours, built by A. I. du Pont between 1909-1910 sits on 300 acres and contains 102 rooms, and is a fine example of a modified Louis XVI French chateau. Reservations for tours which take 2 to 2 1/2 hours are strongly advised. 302-651-6912.

 Brandywine River Museum, Wyeth Museum
Brandywine River Museum
Also known as the Wyeth Museum because it has paintings by N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth.  It also has works by other artists of the Brandywine School of art such as Howard Pyle and a changing display of other art.  The museum is on the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, . 610-388 2700.

Located in West Chester, PA next to QVC.
Site of the largest battle of the American Revolution.  View Washington's Headquarters, and Lafayette's Quarters. Site includes museum. Also do the Driving Tour. Allow two or more hours.

The Mutter Museum - Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.
Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm
Friday, 10am-9pm (10am-5pm during August)
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24th, December 25th, and January 1st.
Great musesum of medical oddities. items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical illustrations in the form of lantern slides, 35 mm slides, photographs, drawings, and prints. In addition, the College collections include over 160 portraits in oil and other media.

225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691 Phone: 610. 692.4800.
Amazing collection of Pre-Raphaelite collection.
Interactive discovery room and special events. Exhibit Highlights include the largest bird egg collection in the World, a view of extinct and vanishing birds and, a spectacular array of seashell.
42 The Strand in Old New Castle, DE. Built in 1801 by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Spend a day in Old New Castle, an 18th century seaport village with cobblestone streets.