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Gardens & Museums
Longwood Gardens: 5 minutes
Longwood Gardens, created by Pierre S. du Pont, offers horticulture displays on 1,050 acres. Don't miss the beautiful conservatory and fountains.
Winterthur: 5 minutes
Henry Francis du Pont assembled a collection of early American antiques (1640-1860), which are displayed
in 175 rooms of his country home.
Brandywine River Museum: 10 minutes
Houses the premier collection of Wyeth family and Howard Pyle (School of Pyle) paintings.
Hagley Museum: 15 minutes
Hagley is the site of the
birthplace of the du Pont company and the first du Pont home in the
Nemours Mansion & Gardens: 15 minutes
Nemours, a 300-acre country estate, was built by A. I. du Pont between 1909-1910, contains 102 rooms, and is a fine example of a modified Louis XVI French chateau.
Sanderson Museum: 7 minutes
The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford beginning in colonial times, and an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. A hidden gem.
The Barnes Foundation: 50 minutes
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, established 1922 by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, to promote advancement of education and the appreciation of
the fine arts. 215.278.7000.
Mt. Cuba Center: 20 minutes
The Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware. Its nearly 600 acres are dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region. The woodland wildflower gardens are among the finest anywhere.
Chanticleer Garden: 40 minutes
The beautiful estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten was originally known for its majestic trees and verdant lawns. Today, the trees and lawns remain, but the focus is on plant combinations, containers, textures, and colors, often relying on foliage more than flowers.
Delaware Art Museum: 15 minutes
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE
The heart of the Delaware Art Museum remains its outstanding collections of American art and illustration. The Museum's permanent collection is focused in four areas; Howard Pyle & American Illustration, British Pre-Raphaelite Art, John Sloan, and American Art, 1757 - Present.
Delaware Museum of Natural History: 5 minutes
Highlights include: A visit to an African Waterhole, a Walk over the
Great Barrier Reef; the Largest Bird Egg in the World, Extinct and
Historic Houses of Odessa: 40 minutes
of 18th & 19th century houses, 23 miles south of Wilmington on Rt.
1, exit 136. 302-378-4069. Tues-Sun 1-4 pm. Closed Mon. $8 Accessed thru Winterthur link.
Read House and Gardens: 40 minutes
42 The Strand in New
Castle, DE. Built in 1801 by the son of one of Delaware's signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Read House exhibits the height of Federal grandeur.
Chadds Ford Historical Society:
Located on Rt. 100, the Chadds Ford Historical
Society is a private nonprofit organization. It owns, operates, and
maintains two 18th century restorations and hosts many events.
Chester County Historical Society: 25 minutes
225 N. High
Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691 Phone: 610. 692.4800. See website
for directions, hours, exhibits, etc.
Brandywine Battlefield: 10 minutes
See artifacts that bring life to the Battle of Brandywine, times in which it was fought,
people, Washington's Headquarters, and Lafayette's Quarters. Also
do the Driving Tour.
Brandywine Valley Wineries
Brandywine Valley Wine Trail: The Inn offers a Passport Special for tastings at this group of wineries, each with its own special focus.
Va La Vineyards: 20 minutes
Va La is one family devoted to the creation of wines from a tiny piece of land.
Chaddsford Winery: 10 minutes
The Winery produces and sells
to selected restaurants nationwide. As you tour the site, you can
envision a charming country atmosphere, and explore the wonderful
world of wine.
Black Walnut Winery
Paradocx Vineyard Tasting Room
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
Penns Woods Winery
Twin Brook Winery
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