Brandywine Valley and Philadelphia Holiday Events

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So much is happening in the Brandywine Valley and the Philadelphia area so make your plans now.  Even if you have been here before and visited Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours , or the Brandywine River Museum which are … Continue reading

Chrysanthemum Festival in Bloom at Longwood Gardens

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Until November 19 enjoy viewing thousands of blooms in a riot of color during the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.  You will be amazed at the huge  thousand bloom chrysanthemum which showcases the Asian art of … Continue reading

Bed and Breakfast Cooking Classes Brandywine Valley 2018

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Scallops served on sea shell

Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast, located in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, has posted its list of cooking classes for 2018.  There are several of the most popular classes brought back and a couple of new classes.  And we are in … Continue reading

Newlin Grist Mill Brandywine Valley Fall Events

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Close up of old stone grist mill with large water wheel and water.

There is so much more to do in the Brandywine Valley than just visit the wonderful DuPont estates which everyone is familiar with.  Next time you come to visit Longwood Gardens, Winterthur the Brandywine River Museum,  or Nemours, make sure … Continue reading

Historic Home Tour Chester County Pennsylvania

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Historic house on Chester County Day Tour.

Mark your calendar for the 77th year of the historic house tour of Chester County.  If you are like I am, whenever you drive by a lovely old and historic house you’d love to be able to peek inside.  But … Continue reading

H.H. Holmes Philadelphia Serial Killers and Other Grim Tours

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Nortorious serial killer H. H. Holmes but was he also Jack the Ripper?

Have you been watching the fascinating show on the History Channel where they are trying to determine if the notorious American serial killer, H. H. Holmes is also Jack the Ripper?  We’ve been glued to the series and so far … Continue reading

Celebrate Andrew Wyeth’s 100th Birthday with Retrospective at Brandywine River Museum

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Andrew Wyeth's painting titled Winter 1946.

In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum, the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. has organized a retrospective of the art of Andrew Wyeth.  Through the paintings on exhibit you will see how his work evolved over the decades. … Continue reading

Philadelphia Area is Garden Capital of America

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A riot spring blooms at Longwood Gardens

Did you know there are over 30 gardens in the Philadelphia area and Hamanassett is within 30 minutes of most of them?   Planted so that every season is colorful, you’ll find special events throughout the year for the family to … Continue reading