Winter Time Girlfriends’ Getaway

French Baquettes

So you ate yourself into oblivion over Thanksgiving, almost maxed out your credit cards during Black Friday and shopping for Christmas gifts for that hard to please great aunt and now you are wondering what to do until spring?  Now … Continue reading

Philadelphia Flower Show, Orchid Extravaganza 2020

Photo by Greg Griffis of Exhibition Display Hall in Taipei

It is not too early to start planning on attending the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show whose theme this year is A Riviera Holiday.   This show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event having started in 1829.  So you … Continue reading

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

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

Fall Events in the Brandywine Valley

Enjoy a nostalgic drive through the Brandywine Valley countryside including twelve covered bridges.

So much to do this fall in the Brandywine Valley from leaves changing color to blues and brews events to Pumpking carvings.  Select early what you would like to do and check out available rooms at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast … 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