Your 45-minute steam train ride is only the beginning! Travel through scenic Lancaster County as Amish farmland passes you by, stop for a picnic, enjoy railroad activities at the station, browse unique shops, or indulge yourself aboard First Class. Seasonal adventures include Day Out With ThomasTM, Christmas Trains, and the popular Wine & Cheese Train.
At the heart of a 55 acre arboretum of mature specimens of rare and unusual trees and shrubs and formal gardens is an historic estate house that spans three centuries, designed to compliment the natural beauty of the secluded valley. Listed on the National Register, the 200-acre permanently protected property features forested, riparian, and meadow hiking trails.
The premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands.
Stop by and visit Phillips Mushroom Farms in our restored 1828 family farmhouse. Phillips is a third generation owned and operated mushroom farm. Our retail store and growing exhibit is housed on the original Phillips family farm. The store offers fresh Phillips mushrooms and unique mushroom items. Take a short walk to our mushroom growing exhibit where you can see mushrooms growing in their substrate and learn the growing and cooking processes through videos.
While you’re here…
There’s much to do in the Brandywine Valley but if you’re looking for a day trip, then nearby Philadelphia has a wealth of museums, activities and history appealing to all ages.