A trip to see some of the best gardens and museums in PA is a must during your next Brandywine Valley getaway! From the stunning Longwood Gardens to the historical Brandywine Battlefield Park, the area has plenty of great sites to see.
Gardens and Museums
This world-renowned horticultural showplace and former du Pont family estate offers magnificently planted conservatories and a thousand acres of gardens, fountains and woodlands year-round. The best part? It’s just 4 minutes away from our inn! Visit our Specials Page for more information on seasonal displays and exclusive packages featuring untimed VIP tickets to Longwood Gardens.
Winterthur Museum & Gardens
Home to an unrivaled collection of American furniture and decorative arts, this former du Pont estate also includes hundreds of acres of naturally landscaped gardens and a renowned research library.
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Built by one of the du Pont family’s most renowned philanthropists, this beautifully preserved French villa is surrounded by magnificent formal gardens. Experience the good life of the early 20th century.
Brandywine River Museum
A grist mill on the Brandywine has been converted to house an unparalleled collection of art by Andrew Wyeth and family, and a fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.
Brandywine Battlefield Park
The Revolutionary War era comes to life through authentic displays amid the rolling, wooded hills near where the Battle of Brandywine was fought. Visit Washington’s and Lafayette’s headquarters.
Hagley Museum & Gardens
Go back in time to the original du Pont gunpowder mills, estate and gardens on the banks of the meandering Brandywine River and experience the flavor of 19th-century industrial and domestic life.
Delaware Art Museum
Noted for its unrivaled collections of English Pre-Raphaelite art and the works of Howard Pyle, the museum also features extensive collections of American art.
Chanticleer Garden is a forty-eight-acre botanical garden built on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate at 786 Church Road in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Located on Philadelphia’s historic Main Line, Chanticleer retains a domestic scale and is welcoming to visitors for relaxation, walking, and picnics.
A 650-acre, non-profit horticultural institution set in the rolling hills of northern Delaware. Mt. Cuba Center is recognized as having the region’s finest woodland wildflower gardens. Guided garden tours are offered by reservation only. Call 302.239.4244
American Helicopter Museum
The Museum’s growing exhibitions and collections include over 35 helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes, eight of which are fully accessible for hands-on experiences.
Christian Sanderson Museum
The Sanderson Museum is a tribute to Christian C. Sanderson; historian, poet, actor, teacher, musician, humorist, writer, traveler and radio commentator. The museum’s collection of objects is as unique as the man who collected them.
Chester County Historical Society
Chester County Historical Society is a non-profit historical society, founded in 1893, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history of Chester County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area.
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Investigate nature and science indoors and out, with natural history exhibits, STEAM trail, meadow, pollinator garden, Science in Action and Investigation Labs, and more. Gallery highlights include habitats from around the globe and the only permanent dinosaur collection in Delaware.