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

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

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

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

Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

Soldiers on the Brandywine Battlefield

The Museum of American History in Philadelphia contains thousands of artifacts including powder horns, American muskets, British and French swords, items from Lafayette and the headquarter’s tent of George Washington.  Of special note is the plan of the Battle of … Continue reading

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

Bright lights on Christmas trees are silhouetted against the dark sky at Longwood Garden's holiday festival.

“A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania begins Thursday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And no, even though we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving in the Brandywine Valley  it isn’t too soon to start … Continue reading

Historic Sugartown Colonial Village in Chester County Pennsylvania

An authentic recreation of an early 1800s general store.

Next time you visit the Brandywine Vally, plan to spend a day in historic Sigartown, Pa. in Chester County and step back in time to enjoy an authentic 19th century experience.  Less than twenty minutes north of Hamanassett Bed & … Continue reading

Terror Behind the Walls Will Haunt You

Terror Behind the Walls

It’s a spooky time of year and plenty of Terror Behind the Walls of Eastern State Penitentiary. This massive haunted house offers six haunting attractions inside what was a real prison in Philadelphia. It’s about 40 minutes from Hamanassett and will leave … Continue reading