Cool Holiday Events in and Near the Brandywine Valley

Costumes from The Crown are coming to Winterthur.

Want to learn more about the American Revolution?  Near Hamanassett is the Brandywine Battlefield where the largest battle of the American Revolution was fought.   Brandywine Patriot’s Day  More informationis November 24 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, a short … Continue reading

Autumn Foliage and Fall Events in the Brandywine Valley

The artist known for crazy inventions and cartoons is now at the National Museum of Jewish History.

There is more to see and do from now through the end of the year than you imagined.  If you are saying you’ve already seen Longwood Gardens, I bet you haven’t seen everything.  Every season, even every month, Longwood offers … Continue reading

Glencairn Castle in Bryn Athyn Pennsylvania

The Great Hall of Glencarin located in the historic district of Bryn Athyn, Pa.

Although we have lived in Pennsylvania almost twenty five years, I am always learning about new and exciting attractions to visit.  The most recent attraction I’ve learned about is a Beaux Arts mansion called Glencairn.  The medieval castle like museum … Continue reading

Philadelphia Area is Garden Capital of America

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

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

Tyler Arboretum Valentine’s Celebration and Maple Sugaring Exhibition

This was such a popular event last year that Tyler Arboretum is bringing it back for 2018.  Enjoy a decadent evening of wine tasting and sweets with wine collector and educator Joe Buchter on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6 … Continue reading

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

A blue water pond surrounded by purple flowers and tropical greenery.

The Christmas wrapping is tossed out, you’ve recuperated from New Year’s Eve, so now what?  No need to wait until spring for the wonders of gardening.   It isn’t too soon to start thinking about the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood … Continue reading

Historic Home Tour Chester County Pennsylvania

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

Chanticleer Garden Biggest Little Garden You’ll Ever See

Find out what is in bloom throughout the season at Chanticleer Garden.

As I’ve bragged here before, Philadelphia and the surrounding area is known as the Garden Capitol of the United States.  And one of the most over looked gardens is Chanticleer.  Located just 25 minutes from Hamanassett and 30 minutes west … Continue reading

Nightscape A Light and Sound Experience Returns to Longwood

Imagine a kaleidoscope of colors bursting across the night sky accompanied by musicl

This is your last chance to view this amazing light and sound show by Klip Collective at Longwood Gardens.  Even if you attended last year you’ll enjoy new music and some new experiences.  The show runs from August 3 – … Continue reading