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

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

A blue water pond surrounded by purple flowers and tropical greenery.

The Christmas wrapping is tossed out, you’ve recuperated from New Year’s Eve, so now what?  No need to wait until spring for the wonders of gardening.   It isn’t too soon to start thinking about the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley and Philadelphia Holiday Events

So much is happening in the Brandywine Valley and the Philadelphia area so make your plans now.  Even if you have been here before and visited Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours , or the Brandywine River Museum which are … 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

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