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The beauty of Chester County has served as an inspiration for centuries. Enjoy the enchantment of some of the area's top gardens are arboretums, then rediscover those vistas through the works of the Wyeth family and other regional artists.

Arts, Culture & Garden

Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States.

America’s Garden Capital

Greater Philadelphia Gardens makes it easy for visitors to discover what each public garden and arboretum has to offer. See monthly Events highlights on our website to easily explore 30 member gardens – from world famous gardens to lesser-known gems you can discover nearby. So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in this region that it has been acclaimed “America’s Garden Capital”.

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

The Delaware Valley is the birthplace of the helicopter industry; Come see over 35 helicopters, climb in five; Visit our theatre or rent the facility for your event.

American Treasure Tour

Discover a sprawling display of Americana showcasing classic muscle cars, music, and memorabilia. A guided tram tour takes visitors through decades of American history. General admission tours offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Something for everyone! 

Antique Ice Tool Museum

Located in a Historic 1834 Chester County Barn, the Anitque Ice Tool Museum is the worlds largest collection of tools, equipment and vehicles used in the "Natural Ice Trade".  Step back in time from the 1800’s to the 1940’s and view a part of history that changed the American way of life.

Brandywine Ballet

The region’s premier ballet company, offering superior training and thought-provoking classical and contemporary ballet performance.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Discover an outstanding collection of American art housed in a 19th century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine River.  Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.

Brandywine Singers

West Chester’s exciting 30 member vocal ensemble, founded in 1993, presents annual winter and spring concerts throughout the region, featuring the finest choral masterworks of every era.

Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center

Originally the Longwood Progressive Quaker Meeting House and was involved in the Underground Railroad; Our Information Center offers information on the entire Brandywine Valley attractions, restaurants, accommodations and special events. Located at 300 Greenwood Road in Kennett Square, PA, near Longwood Gardens. We look forward to being of service to you and your family!

Chadds Ford Historical Society

Guided tours, bread baking and cooking demonstrations at John Chads House and Barns-Brinton House, a rare colonial tavern; Exhibits in the Barn Visitors Center and special events throughout the year; Chadds Ford Days in September, The Great Pumpkin Carve in October and Candlelight Christmas in December.

Chanticleer Garden

Chanticleer is a 35 acre garden featuring lush courtyards of tropicals, perennials, containers, cut flower and vegetable garden; water gardens, ponds, exotic woodlands and spectacular ruin garden.

Chester County Art Association

Promoting art through instruction, exhibitions and community outreach. Enhancing the community by involving people in the arts.

Chester County Concert Band

Community band musicians present concerts throughout the year; Light classics, marches, big band, show tunes.

Chester County Historical Society

Uncover the intrigue of the past at the Chester County Historical Society; Learn the stories of regional heritage through permanent and changing exhibits, including the award-winning, hands-on History Lab.

Chester County Pops Orchestra

The 65-member Chesco Pops performs Broadway, film music and Americana twice annually throughout Chester County.

Choo Choo Barn

All aboard for a unique and memorable experience for all ages.  It is Lancaster County in miniature, featuring 150 moving figures and scenes and 22 operating trains.  Our hand-created model train layout has impressed families for over 50 years with realistic detail that will leave you asking, “How did they do that?”

Christian Sanderson Museum

A Man’s Life, A Nation’s History. An eclectic array of art,
military memorabilia, presidential artifacts, local history
and collectibles.  History like you’ve never seen it before!
Open March through November,Thursday through Sunday, 12pm
to 4pm or by appointment.  Now participating in the Blue Star Museum program.

Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre is a historic vaudeville house built in 1903 in Phoenixville; The theatre is owned and operated by the non-profit Association for the Colonial Theatre and is open 358 days a year.

Delaware Art Museum

World-renowned collection of American art and illustration, 19th century to present, includes Pre-Raphaelite movement of mid-19th century.

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Explore an African watering hole,a giant squid, Chinese dinosaurs, the hands on discovery room, a walk-over barrier reef and other creatures from around the world. Special exhibits and events year-round.

The Colorful History of Yellow Springs

Today a popular destination for both history buffs and art lovers, Historic Yellow Springs has a rich past as a welcoming home for creativity. Learn more in this educational look at the town from the Chester County Press.

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