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

Brandywine Battlefield in the Brandywine Valley Pennsylvania

Exhibit of 18th century medicine at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, Pa.

Did you know that the largest battle fought during the American Revolution (or as the British refer to it The War for American Independence) was right here in the Brandywine Valley?  The British were trying to capture Philadelphia which was … 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

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

Chrysanthemum Festival in Bloom at Longwood Gardens

Mums in every color and form can be seen at Longwood Gardens.

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

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

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

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