Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley Fourth of July Events

Magnificent fireworks will explode over the Philadelphia Art Museum

Philadelphia is where it all began so why not celebrate July 4 in the cradle of independence?  There will be all types of events to celebrate Independence Day beginning the week prior to the fourth and running through the holiday. … Continue reading

Dog Friendly Vacation Rental Brandywine Valley Pa

Even the horses at Hamanassett are dog friendly.

If you are planning to visit the Brandywine Valley with your best friend, consider Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.   We have two 2 story cottages on the grounds and both have pet friendly fenced in yards so you can safely … Continue reading

Hiking and Biking in the Brandywine Valley

Darlington Walking Trail is 1/2 mile from Hamanassett

Although half of Delaware County is not technically in the Brandywine Valley, it is close enough to claim kinship.  And  most of the trails are close enough to claim kinship.  The good news is many are so close to Hamanassett.  … Continue reading

Food Festivals In and Around Philadelphia

Beautiful blueberries on the vine waiting to be picked.

If you are a Foodie have I got great news for you.  From now through October there will be over 40 food festivals in the Philadelphia area and all are within a thirty minute drive of Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. … Continue reading

Hamilton at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

One of the founding fathers of the United States is Alexander Hamilton

Whether you saw the musical Hamilton on Broadway or just meant to, why not learn about the real Alexander Hamilton?  From now through December 31, 2018 a new exhibit entitled Hamilton:  The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation highlights the … Continue reading

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day in the Brandywine Valley

Winterthur A Country Estate boasts 1000 acres of woodlands and flowers

Why not give Mom memories and the day off rather than stuff this Mother’s Day?  To help you out, we are offering a  Mother’s Day Special at Hamanassett.  Stay any two nights the weekend  of Mother’s Day from May 11, … Continue reading

Murder On the Orient Express Cooking School at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

Cooking School at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast featured Dining on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express was the theme for the cooking school at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast on March 9, 2018 and it was a sold out event.  The murder mystery was set on a train in Paris in 1940. … Continue reading

Brandywine River Museum presents Frolic Weymouth Collection

Painting by George Weymouth shows African American woman sitting in chair looking pensively out window.

The Brandywine River Museum is usually referred to as The Wyeth Museum by locals because it has the artwork of three generations of Wyeths – N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth.  But in addition to those collections they always … Continue reading