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

Food Festivals In and Around Philadelphia

Beautiful blueberries on the vine waiting to be picked.

If you are a Foodie have I got great news for you.  From now through October there will be over 40 food festivals in the Philadelphia area and all are within a thirty minute drive of Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. … 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

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

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