Brandywine Blog

Movie Magic: A Blob and Beyond!

Spend the weekend in an amazing garden; exploring charming main streets and villages (including the home of an iconic movie monster!); and enjoying a train ride along the gorgeous countryside. On Friday, July 12 Longwood Gardens’ Festive Friday feature is You've Got a Friend in Me - gather the…

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10 Must-See Hidden Gems In The Brandywine Valley

While Longwood Gardens is one of the most visited attractions in Chester County, Pennsylvania, there are lesser known worthy hidden gems that beckon travelers to visit. Here are 10 unique locations that you will only find in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley . WHARTON ESHERICK MUSEUM Wharton…

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Brandywine Museum of Art's Wyeth Studio Tours

Situated along the beautiful Brandywine River is the Brandywine Museum of Art. It is known for its outstanding collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting as well as an unparalleled collection of works by three generations of the Wyeth family of artists. Within minutes…

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Spring Into the Arts

Spring is a season of beauty and rebirth after a cold winter, so it’s no surprise that is also the season to celebrate the arts. From fine arts by top American artists to an amazing free studio art tour, Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is an art lovers paradise. The Brandywine Museum of Art…

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St. Peter’s Village is a Step Back in Time

A trip to St Peter’s Village is like a step back in time. This charming 19th century industrial village, narrow and just a ¼ mile in length, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The main street, St Peter’s Road, runs parallel to the rocky French Creek, which adds to the charm and unique…

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Stay Cool Indoors With These 15 Brandywine Valley Museums

As the weather heats up, museums are a phenomenal way to keep cool and comfortable in the summer. Here is a list of locations in the Brandywine Valley that have indoor exhibits to get you out of hot or rainy weather. Several locations, like Longwood Gardens, have attractions both inside and outside…

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Fine Dining in Chester County

Leaving Philadelphia doesn’t mean leaving good food behind too! Chester County has many delicious restaurants, including a handful of high-end options. Any of these restaurants could thrive in Philadelphia, but luckily their owners decided Chester County was the best spot for their culinary talents…

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The Magic of a Holiday Train

The whimsical Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens has been delighting visitors for over 20 years in the fall and holiday seasons. Located outdoors, close to the Terrace Restaurant, the railway blends horticulture, engineering, and fun for guests of all ages. During A Longwood Christmas, from November…

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Fall Planning Inspiration

Inspire your fall getaway in the Brandywine Valley. Read on for autumn events and attractions to add to your stay. A visit to world-renowned Longwood Gardens is a must on every Brandywine Valley itinerary. Enter an autumn oasis of color in the grand conservatory during the Chrysanthemum Festival…

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