Sights to See in Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley!
Here are just a few of the wide array of sights to see in the Brandywine Valley, many of which are rich in artistic heritage.
Brandywine River Museum of Art - The museum offers an amazing collection of American art, including a fine representation of early still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. It is renowned for its collection of works from the Weyth family. Floor to ceiling windows celebrate its picturesque location in a former mill on the Brandywine River. The surrounding acreage features native plantings.
N.C. Wyeth's Studio - The great American illustrator N.C. Wyeth made his home in Chadd’s Ford in the Brandywine Valley. As part of the Brandywine River Museum of Art you can visit his studio—still set up as it was upon his death with a painting in progress on the easel.
Andrew Wyeth's Studio - Son of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth is considered one of America’s most significant artists. Also part of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, this studio is where Wyeth painted from 1940 until his 2008. It has been carefully restored to faithfully present how it was during Wyeth’s life.
Kuerner Farm – Now part of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the Kuerner Farm was one of Andrew Wyeth’s favorite painting spots.
Longwood Gardens - Founded by Pierre S. du Pont, he luxuriously planted Longwood Gardens displays seasonal plant wonders throughout the year. Generally tickets are $20/adults $17/ages 62+. For some displays, timed ticket reservations are required. Be sure to take your sketchbook and/or camera!
Baldwin's Book Barn - Housed in an old stone barn built in 1882, this amazing book store is a delight to visit! It has 5-stories of used books in a romantic Olde World atmosphere.
Canoeing on the Brandywine River - The Brandywine River is about a half hour drive from the hotel. Typical rates are $40 - $55 for 1 to 2 1/2 hour trips. Here are links to outfits that rent canoes:
Google 'canoeing brandywine river' for more options.
General Touring and Recreation Information - In addition to the attractions listed above, the Brandywine area also is home to Winterthur, the Hagley Museum, Nemours Mansion, Delaware Park Racetrack, scenic railiways, and much more.