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Exploration, entertainment, and excitement for all ages is around every corner in Chester County! From hands-on demonstrations to interactive exhibits and tours, even the youngest visitors will find themselves enthralled and engaged in all the Brandywine Valley has to offer.

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Abraham Fetters-White School Preservation Society

Restoring and preserving the 1863 one-room schoolhouse located at Route 100 and Worthington Road, Exton. Upon completion, the historic school will be available to the public for meetings and special events. Brochure available.

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.

Air Ventures Hot Air Balloon Flights

Your Air Venture begins as our experienced crew unfurls our brightly colored nylon aircraft. Excitement and anticipation fills the air. The dazzle of brilliant neon colors adds to the spirit of gaiety now surrounding our passengers and crew.

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! 

Anson B. Nixon Park

This 106 acre hidden gem is nestled just north of charming downtown Kennett Square. This natural setting includes 2 ponds, streams, woodlands including a beech grove with specimens dating back over 250 years, and 3 miles of walking trails. Recreational activities include tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and lacrosse fields, a performance pavilion, as well as picnic pavilions.

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.

Balloon Rides Daily by US Hot Air Balloon Team

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!  Relax, enjoy the exhilaration of floating effortlessly over the upper reaches of the Brandywine River Valley  AM/PM rides available; Call to reserve your flight.

Black Rock Sanctuary

The Sanctuary consists of 119 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows and is dedicated to wildlife habitat and public use. Discover the history, geology, wildlife, plant life and habitats of the basin by walking along the interpretive trail and visiting one of the many education stations along the way.  The sky over Black Rock is a flyway, or air highway, for birds that migrate up and down the East Coast. Our wetlands attract waterfowl and provide for other plants and animals.

Borough of Phoenixville

Phoenixville is the live music and arts hub of Chester County; Fabulous BYOB’s, Brew Pubs and specialty shops; The Colonial Theatre features independent and art films nightly and the Phoenixville Foundry is everyone’s choice for meetings and special events.

Boulder Falls Mini Golf

The premier 18 hole mini golf course in all of Chester County.  Boulder Falls features a cascading waterfall with winding streams flowing into flowing ponds, making your putting game more exciting.

Brandywine Battlefield Park

Brandywine Battlefield offers visitors a 20 minute movie on the history of the battle, a museum and two historic house tours seasonally.

Brandywine Outfitters Canoe Company

Brandywine Outfitters Inc. will carry you and your family and friends out of time on a scenic canoe trip down the Brandywine River. In the morning, paddle down the river through one of the most beautiful parts of Pennsylvania, then take a break for lunch at mid-day. Close the day canoeing through Southern Chester County. See our website for details.

Brandywine Polo Fields & Club

Brandywine Polo Fields have four tournament sized polo fields, each with ample parking for spectator viewing.  Our fields can be further divided for soccer with up to 8 fields, or lacrosse with up to 10 fields.  Location can hold up to as many as 4,000 people.

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 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!

Broad Run Golfer’s Club

The 18-hole "Broad Run" course features 6,826 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 73.0 and it has a slope rating of 132.  Designed by Phil Larsen/Rees Jones, ASGCA, the Broad Run golf course opened in 2000. Jeff Broadbelt manages the course as the General Manager.

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

Time travel at the Chester County Historical Society Museum

The best way to help history come alive for young and old is to get face-to-face with relics of an era gone by. Housed in two historic buildings -- one dating as far back as 1840s -- the Chester County Historical Society Museum is the perfect place to discover timeworn treasures from the region and a kid-friendly, hands-on history lab.

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