Top 10 Pennsylvania Sightseeing Spots

The best part of any east coast vacation or Pennsylvania getaway is getting to experience something new! Here at the Inn at Whitewing Farm, a Brandywine Valley bed and breakfast, we provide exceptional lodging near all major attractions. From exploring stunning landscapes to learning about the unique historical aspects of the land, you will be amazed by everything you see, learn, and experience.

If you’re planning a trip, make sure to add these top Pennsylvania sightseeing spots to your list!

1. Longwood Gardens

Just six minutes from our inn, you can experience the beauty of Longwood Botanic Gardens. This gorgeous 1,077 acres sits in the Brandywine Creek Valley and features gardens, woodlands, and meadows that everyone can enjoy. No matter the time of year, you and your loved ones will be in awe of the seasonal foliage, festival of fountains and firework displays Longwood has to offer.

Longwood Gardens Fountain Festival

2. Winterthur Museum

After enjoying a gourmet breakfast made by our talented chef, you can head 15 minutes south to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, a famous antique collector and horticulturist, this unique attraction will have something for everyone in the family to appreciate. You can take a leisurely stroll through the enchanted forests on the property, hike the lush rolling hills, participate in educational workshops and more!

Winterthur Museum and Garden

3. Mt. Cuba Center

Enter the world of horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center! When you stay at our quaint PA hotel, you are a 20-minute drive from magical gardens, ponds, wildflower fields, and the ability to learn about native plant species. Spring through fall you can wander through the garden to marvel in the beauty or you can attend one of the many events surrounding art, gardening, wellness or conservation.

4. Nemours Mansion

Our PA hotel guests can venture onto the beautiful grounds of the Nemours Mansion. Home to the largest formal French garden in North America you will be enthralled by vintage columns, prim landscaping and historic sculptures found around the property. If you’ve ever wondered what architecture from the 1800s looked like you, will not want to skip this wonderful destination.

Nemours Estate

5. Brandywine Battlefield Park

History buffs will travel back in time when they visit the Brandywine Battlefield Park, the largest land battle area of the American Revolution. Brandywine Battlefield, located 10-minutes from our property, offers daily house tours of Washington’s Headquarters and the Gideon Gilpin House for an inexpensive admission. Guests can also tour the grounds for free or attend one of their many educational events.

6. Chanticleer Garden

If you are in town for a romantic Pennsylvania getaway then visiting the Chanticleer Garden is a must. Known as one of the romantic, imaginative, and exciting public gardens in America, you and your loved one can experience a number of horticulture designs that intertwine sculptures and various plant species.

Chanticleer Gardens

7. Hagley Museum

Looking for a more educational day trip on the outskirts of Delaware? The Hagley Museum and Library is the place for you. Here you can explore restored mills, a worker’ community and the ancestral home of the du Pont family, along with diving into eighteenth-century paper and literature in the library.

8. Brandywine River Museum

If you’re an art fanatic, you will not be disappointed by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Located 10 minutes from Whitewing, right on the banks of Brandywine Creek, visitors can check out realist paintings from the renowned Andrew Wyeth. This museum also showcases vibrant seasonal exhibits from various artists. When you visit you can opt for a studio tour, group visits or even walk through with a digital guide.

Brandywine River Museum

9. QVC Studios

We know not everyone who stays with us considers gardens and museums to be fun, that’s why we also recommend stepping onto the set of QVC Studios, 30-minutes from us. This television set takes guests, who are 18-years or older, on a broadcasting journey they will remember for a lifetime. QVC offers a Backstage Pass, behind the scenes tour or an All Access tour where visitors get the opportunity to learn more about retail broadcasting.

10. King of Prussia Mall

For our last attraction recommendation, we invite you to walk around the King of Prussia Mall, the largest mall in the area. Individuals have the opportunity to shop a variety of popular brands, along with experiencing the newly renovated luxury wing. They also provide numerous dining accommodations and events for all to enjoy.

If you’re planning your vacation, honeymoon, weekend getaway or even corporate event in Chester, PA makes sure to add these amazing stops to your trip bucket list.