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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Instagrammable Locations To Visit This Summer

Summer in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is full of colorful scenery and sometimes it’s hard to decide where to go for the best photos. With this list, it’s easier to pick which of the most picturesque spots you want to visit while you’re here! Wherever you end up, don’t forget to tag…

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Frozen Flavors of Chester County

Every corner of Chester County is filled with wonder and delights: gardens, history, wineries, breweries, shopping, and everyone’s favorite – ice cream! Follow a trail through the glorious countryside to sample the most delectable cold confections. Starting in the southern end of Chester County…

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Summer Family Fun

Bring the family to Brandywine Valley this summer where you can fly over the countryside in a helicopter, explore magical gardens or climb into a treehouse. There is a surprise (and ice cream!) around every corner. Longwood Gardens is the ideal place for family fun. Longwood Gardens’ Children’s…

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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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Celebrate Mushrooms and more!

Fun fact: Chester County produces over 60% of the nation’s mushroom crop and the town of Kennett Square is the self- proclaimed “Mushroom Capital of the World.” For over 34 years Kennett Square has hosted a joyous Mushroom Festival, which has been voted one of the 10 best festivals in Pennsylvania;…

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A Sweet Getaway

Candy brings out the children in us all and memories of our favorite treats. The expression “like a kid in a candy shop” says it all as there is such a thrill to see, smell and taste delectable chocolates and other confections. Fine chocolates, fudge, and old-fashioned candies of all shapes and…

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Ride Through Brandywine Valley's Covered Bridges

Covered bridges line the countryside of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley. A drive through the region to view and photograph these charming bridges is a safe and fun activity. The ride outlined below is laid out geographically; a convenient map can be found at the end of this post. Bridges are…

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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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