Hiking and Biking in the Brandywine Valley

Darlington Walking Trail is 1/2 mile from Hamanassett

Although half of Delaware County is not technically in the Brandywine Valley, it is close enough to claim kinship.  And  most of the trails are close enough to claim kinship.  The good news is many are so close to Hamanassett.  … 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

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

Celebrate Andrew Wyeth’s 100th Birthday with Retrospective at Brandywine River Museum

Andrew Wyeth's painting titled Winter 1946.

In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum, the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. has organized a retrospective of the art of Andrew Wyeth.  Through the paintings on exhibit you will see how his work evolved over the decades. … Continue reading

On Display American Artists Georgia O’Keefe, Wyeth, Demuth and others at Brandywine River Museum

Painting features green pastures with hills in the background. In front is a red orange painted barn behind a horse drawn wagon.

Here is a great opportunity to view 70 works of art of Georgia O’Keefe,  N. C. Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth,  and other famous artists all in one location.  Their paintings are on loan from collections all across the country as well … Continue reading

Delaware Art Museum Pre-Raphaelite Howard Pyle John Sloan

You don’t have to go into Philadelphia to find a museum filled with wonderful art.  This small art museum in the Brandywine Valley has several  permanent collections and hosts major special exhibitions throughout the year.   In their permanent collection: … Continue reading

N.C. and Andrew Wyeth Studio and House Tours

Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford Pa.

If you’ve read Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans, or The Yearling you have seen the works of N.C. Wyeth.  One of the most famous of American illustrators, Wyeth worked right here in Delaware County, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to … Continue reading

Brandywine Treasures Passports Available at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

The following Brandywine Valley attractions are included:   Longwood Gardens, Winterthur,  Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth Museum), Hagley, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Mount Cuba, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts,  Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Read House and Rockwood … Continue reading

Why does Huffington Post Recommend Staying at Bed & Breakfasts

Just had to share the article from Huffington Post from April of 2014.  You can’t get a much better recommendation than the Huffington post.   It points out that the old ideas of a bed and breakfast such as sharing … Continue reading

All Aboard for All Railroad and Train Buffs

Who would have thought that the Brandywine Valley and areas nearby would be a treasure trove of museums and vintage trains for the railroad buff.  The Newtown Square Railroad Museum is only 8.8 miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast making … Continue reading