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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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Historic Waynesborough

Ancestral home of Revolutionary War hero Major General Anthony Wayne; Museum shop; Waynesborough not only creates history, it preserves the history. Please visit our website for further information. 

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.

Honeybrook Golf Club

The 18-hole "Honeybrook"  course features 6,341 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70; the course rating is 70.4 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Bent grass.  Designed by James Blaukovitch, ASGCA, the Honeybrook golf course opened in 2000. Tom Piersol manages the course as the Managing Partner

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

The history of Hopewell Furance spans two centuries — from its untouched natural state as a part of the great eastern American forests — to its rebirth as a recreational and cultural history area. In between are the stories of industrial development, technology, community, craftsmanship, and natural resources that together changed America.

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze

Chester County’s premiere corn maze opens on September 13th. This year come and see our African Safari 5 acre maze. We also have hayrides, pumpkin patch and many other fun activities for the whole family. New this year is our Smart phone maze tracker system.  See our website for further information.

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 Underground Railroad Center

Learn about the history all around us, here in this "hotbed of abolitionism."  One of our guides will be glad to join you in your car, bus, or van and lead a tour for a modest donation. Call 484-734-0079 to make arrangements for a tour.  Tours will depart from the Chester County Visitors Center near the entrance of Longwood Gardens.

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.

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show is one of the longest running shows in the area. It is a Chester County tradition for people to attend and compete in this show.  Each year, the show improves due to the commitment of time and support from our friends and neighbors. Start a new tradition with your family and come to the Ludgwig’s Corner Horse Show.

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is a wonderful resource for fishing, sailing, and migrating waterfowl.The 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake has two boat launch areas and 220 seasonal mooring slips. The lake is especially popular with sail boaters who take advantage of the combination of good natural terrain and prevailing winds. Approved sailboat races draw spectators who enjoy the water activity from the lakeshore.

Moccasin Run Golf Club

The 18-hole "Moccasin Run" course features 6,509 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Rye grass.  Designed by John Thompson, the Moccasin Run golf course opened in 1987.

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.

National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum

Exhibits, historic mill buildings, homes of the Lukens and Huston families, founders of Lukens Steel Co; Tell the story of America’s iron and steel heritage. Open Monday-Saturday  from 10am-4pm. Guided house tours available at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

Natural Lands Trust, Inc

Natural Lands Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands of our region. We own and manage 41 preserves, many are open  daily from dawn to dusk. Some preserves have limited visitation due to sensitive natural resources.Visit our website for more information and dates for upcoming hikes, classes, and events.

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.

Newlin Grist Mill

 Discover both hisotry and nature with a working 1704 Grist Mill; over eight miles of trails, daily tours, monthly programs and archaeological excavations and special events. See our website for further information. 

Northbrook Canoe Company

Canoes, Kayaks, Tubing; Open May-Oct from 9am, 7 days/week, Advanced reservations for all trips necessary. Call ahead & let us help you plan a wonderful day on the Brandywine.

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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