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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

Historic Yellow Springs

Historic Yellow Springs hosts exhibitions, programs, tours, and art classes through the Chester Springs Studio.  Special events focus on historical reenactments, art shows, music festivals, and seasonal offerings.

Jenkins Arboretum & Garden

In the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, it is one of the eastern Pennsylvanias major horticultural and environmental assets.  A botantical garden, preserving and nurturing fory-six acres of Chester Countys rapidly disappearing natural environments

Kennett Symphony of Chester County

The Kennett Symphony performs 5 classical music concerts each year, including 2 at Longwood Gardens in the summer, and 1 free childrens concert at West Chester University Emilie B. Asplundah Hall.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens offers a new experience everyday with special events, concerts, and cuisine; The 1077 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories and fountains are open everyday of the year.

Mt. Cuba Center

Located on nearly 600 acres, we’re dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region through garden display, education, and research. Our woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.

Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution is establishing a museum to tell the dynamic story of the American Revolution and its legacy. It is the owner of a distinguished collection of Revolutionary-era artifacts. The Museum was designed by world-class architect, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, signature design team, MFM Design, and esteemed scholars.

Mushroom Industry Display: Mushroom Cap

Stop in and take a seat and see how mushrooms are grown and harvested.  Not only do we have fresh mushroom products, but we feature displays about the industry history.  The displays were originally part of the former Phillips Mushroom Museum that we are now fortunate to be able to share with our guests.

National Constitution Center

First museum for US Constitution, history and relevance in our lives; Artifacts and interactive programming.

Nemours Estate & Gardens

(OPENING DAY – MAY 1) – Alfred I duPont’s French-style chateau furnished with fine examples of antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art is set among spectacular French formal gardens.

People’s Light

The Leonard C. Haas stage is part of a beautifully restored 18th-century barn; this 340 seat theatre has no obstructed views, and no seat is more than 60 feet from the stage.  The Steinbright Stage is located in the Congdon Center, an intimate theatre space with 160 seats.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and catch a world-class exhibition or get to know the masterpieces that live year-round in the Museum’s 200+ galleries.  Discover stunning architectural spaces and period rooms see van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and explore the only Museum dedicated to Rodin outside France. Kids under 12 are always free.

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through our 43-acre Victorian Garden.

Strasburg Rail Road

 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.

The Barnes Foundation

Immerse yourself in the greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early-modern art. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modigli­anis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture.

The Franklin Institute

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned leader in the field of science & technology learning through interactive exhibits, theater-based programs, edu. programs, outreach & awards recognition.

The Kennett Flash

This unique 110 seat performance venue plays host to a range of national, regional, and local acts and offers an opportunity to get up-close and personal with performers of all genres.  An all-ages concert venue, where every seat is a front row seat and the  lights, sound, and performance immerse the audience.  There is always something fresh and exciting to be found on the Kennett Flash schedul

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.

Tyler Arboretum

The Arboretum features beautiful exhibits of heritage magnolias, cherries, crabapples, hollies, lilacs, as well as 11 acres of rhododendrons and azaleas. Herbs are featured in the Fragrance Garden and the Vegetable Demonstration Garden promotes healthy and delicious eating.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

A theater for live performances and film in historic downtown West Chester, PA.  The theater has nine resident companies with three separate performance spaces. With over 50 performing arts organizations within a 10-mile radius, the theater is fast becoming a home for groups such as the Concordia Chorus, Brandywine Singers, Brandywine Ballet and Balance Dance Company.

WCU Live

The WCU Live series presents the best of touring international artists in a variety of performances ranging from dance, music and theatre as well as family productions.

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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