Snow in Chester County's Brandywine Valley transforms winter into a enchanting magical wonderland. Choosing the perfect location for capturing breathtaking photos can be a delightful challenge. This curated list simplifies the decision-making process, making it easier for you to select the most picturesque spots for your snowy photography adventures. No matter where your winter journey takes you, remember to tag #brandywinevalley and share the magic of your photos with us on social media.

Longwood Gardens – #longwoodgardens
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
(610) 388-1000

Longwood Gardens is home to so many Instagrammable locations, it should almost have its own list! Stroll through the breathtaking gardens, all with different seasonal themes and plants on display, and get your #gardengoals 

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Brandywine Museum of Art– #brandywinemuseum #brandywineconservancy
1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
(610) 388-2700
With all the art housed in a beautiful old brick with a modern twist building, there’s so many great photos just waiting to be taken.

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Marsh Creek State Park – #marshcreek
675 Park Road, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
(610) 458-5119

This 1,727-acre State Park is full of incredible scenery, and it’s dog-friendly! The lake in the middle of the park provides all kinds of Insta-worthy opportunities, like during the summer a lake-side picnic or a kayak photo-op.

Marsh CreekMarsh Creek State Park by Patricia Verbovszky


Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden – #winterthurmuse #winterthurbloom
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
(610) 388-1000

A world-class naturalistic garden set within 1,000 acres of rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. A leader in the preservation and study of cultural heritage.

Winterthur SnowWinterthur Museum, Gardens and Library - Photos by Bob Leitch


Covered bridges – #pacoveredbridge

Chester County is home to about a dozen beautiful historic wooden bridges. These bridges look the best in the fall and winter when the trees are burning with fiery autumn leaves, but they make for great photos any time of year.

See our brochure of Brandywine Valley covered bridges HERE

Covered Bridge SnowCovered Bridge - Photo taken by Nile Sullivan


Stroud Preserve – #stroudpreserve
454 N Creek Rd, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
(610) 353-5587 Ext 504

Stroud Preserve is a mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands that serves as a unique site for recreation, education, and of course, photography.

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French Creek State Park – #frenchcreekstatepark
843 Park Rd, Elverson, Pennsylvania 19520
(610) 582-4970

More than 35 miles of well-marked trails cover a large portion of the park’s 7,475 acres. Hikers at French Creek have a wide variety of opportunities for quiet reflection, nature study and physical challenge. Once the leaves start changing there will be plenty of color to capture through your photo lens.

French CreekFrench Creek State Park


Hagley Museum, Library & Gardens – #HagleyMuseum
200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807

Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and powered by the natural resources that surrounded it. Today, it is 235 acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River dotted with hundreds of stone ruins of the black powder industry.

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St. Peter’s Village – #stpetersvillage

Behind Saint Peter’s Village you will find hiking trails that meander through shady forest over easy terrain along French Creek. After your hike, walk down main street which is lined with historic residences, a hotel and restaurant, and number of small specialty shops.

St Peters VillageSt. Peter’s Village

Valley Forge National Historic Park – #valleyforge
Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
(610) 688-3500

The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Valley Forge are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation’s history. Here the Continental Army under Washington’s leadership emerged as a cohesive and disciplined fighting force. During the Fall season it is the perfect backdrop for Autumn photography or even plein air painting.

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There are many incredible Towns & Main Streets in the Brandywine Valley to visit. 

Part of Chester County’s indisputable appeal is its framework of quaint and welcoming neighborhoods. From destination-worthy downtowns with cobblestoned streets, picturesque storefronts, and full calendars of entertainment and events. Each town in Chester County is a wonderful place to visit during any season, but there is just something special about the Fall & Winter seasons.

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These are just a few suggestions for great photography, but we have a lot of room to explore. Make sure to visit our Things to Do section for more locations. 

We'd love to hear about your visit to Chester County's Brandywine Valley.  Post pictures of your time with us using hashtag #BrandywineValley, and tag us on Instagram & Facebook for us to share.