Underground Railroad

Photos of important people involved in the Underground Railroad including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas.

The Brandywine Valley in Southeast Pennsylvania was a major route for the Underground Railroad. The underground railroad was a network made up of homes, churches, and farms where slaves intent of becoming free could be secreted on their journey from … Continue reading

Costumes of Netflix The Crown Now at Winterthur Country Estate

Mannequins displaying the dress and robe for the coronation ceremony.

Many thanks to the Chester County Visitors Bureau for arranging for hospitality professionals  in the Brandywine Valley to attend a private showing of the new exhibit at Winterthur, “Costuming the Crown”.  This exhibit is all  about Netflix’s highly popular show, … Continue reading

Cool Holiday Events in and Near the Brandywine Valley

Photos from The Crown: Queen Elizabeth at her desk; walking down the aisle with her dad, and placing crown on Prince Charles

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 is November 24 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, a short 5 mile … 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