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

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

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

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

Newlin Grist Mill Brandywine Valley Fall Events

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

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

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

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

Fort Mifflin Military Museum in Philadelphia

Historic Fort Mifflin has living history and demonstrations throughout the year near Philadelphia.

If you are interested in the history of the War Between the States and plan a trip to Gettysburg, you will want to add a trip to Fort Mifflin located on Mud Island just outside Philadelphia to your agenda.  Likewise, … Continue reading