All Aboard for All Railroad and Train Buffs

A vintage train winds through the bright green scenery in Pennsylvania.

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.  Ride the Rails on a vintage train –  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, November … Continue reading

Underground Railroad

Photos of important people involved in the Underground Railroad including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas.

The Brandywine Valley in Southeast Pennsylvania was a major route for the Underground Railroad. The underground railroad was a network made up of homes, churches, and farms where slaves intent of becoming free could be secreted on their journey from … Continue reading

Costumes of Netflix The Crown Now at Winterthur Country Estate

Mannequins displaying the dress and robe for the coronation ceremony.

Many thanks to the Chester County Visitors Bureau for arranging for hospitality professionals  in the Brandywine Valley to attend a private showing of the new exhibit at Winterthur, “Costuming the Crown”.  This exhibit is all  about Netflix’s highly popular show, … Continue reading

Cajun Kate’s Best Cajun Food in the Brandywine Valley

Enjoy Po-Boys, red beans and rice, jambalaya and other New Orleans cuisine in the Brandywine Valley

If you come to the Brandywine Valley and are in the mood for genuine cajun food, you can’t go wrong with Cajun Kate’s.  This is a tiny little place in Booth’s Corner Farmer’s Market.about 15 minutes from Hamanassett.  Technically they … Continue reading

Philadelphia Flower Show, Orchid Extravaganza 2019 and Free Tickets

View the orchid curtain wall and arch at Longwood Gardens

It is not too early to start planning on attending the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show.  The show begins March 1 and runs through March 10, 2019 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  Where were you in the 60s?  If you can … Continue reading

Cool Holiday Events in and Near the Brandywine Valley

Photos from The Crown: Queen Elizabeth at her desk; walking down the aisle with her dad, and placing crown on Prince Charles

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 is November 24 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, a short 5 mile … Continue reading

Autumn Foliage and Fall Events in the Brandywine Valley

The artist known for crazy inventions and cartoons is now at the National Museum of Jewish History.

There is more to see and do from now through the end of the year than you imagined.  If you are saying you’ve already seen Longwood Gardens, I bet you haven’t seen everything.  Every season, even every month, Longwood offers … Continue reading