The Brandywine Valley encompasses an area of rolling countryside set about 4 miles outside the city of Philadelphia. Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemoursmoved here in 1800 to establish the first gunpowder mill, and since that time many descendants of du Pont have built country homes and mansions, and, of course, the du Pont company prospered in the area. In addition, this is where N.C. Wyeth called home, and his art and that of his son Andrew and grandson Jamie are housed at the Brandywine River Museum, idyllically situated on the banks of the Brandywine Creek. As if that’s not enough, the Battle of Brandywine was fought here on September 11, 1777, and your tour can include a drive around the battlefield site.
A great way to see Brandywine Valley attractions.
What You'll See
There are so many wonderful Brandywine attractions in the area it’s hard to choose. The most popular include Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Country Museum and Estate, Brandywine River Museum, the Nemours Mansion and the Hagley Museum. Any one of these can take at least half a day to visit, so you will have to make some hard choices. And of course, there are also a number of wineries, one of which, Chadd’s Ford Winery provides regular tours and tastings. As well as these attractions, your guide will be happy to take you around the Brandywine Battlefield site, and drop you at a number of restaurants for lunch, if you don’t choose to eat in the cafés provided at the attractions.
A full day.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or another place of your choosing. For a full day it’s best to start at around 9:00am.