Routes: 100, 52 and 162, Chester and Delaware Counties
Wind your way along the banks of the Brandywine River through horse country and rich farmland. The rolling hills and verdant pastures along the Brandywine Valley Byway form a lovely and dramatic backdrop for your drive.
Stop and see Brandywine Valley's Longwood Gardens, a stunning horticultural display set on the more than 1,000 aces of the former du Pont estate. Stroll the gardens, meadows, and woodlands or explore four acres of beauty that green-thumbers, kids, and even non-gardeners can appreciate.
You'll also be captivated by Brandywine River Museum, housed in a 19th-century gristmill. Its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its outstanding collection of American illustration, still-life, and landscape paintings make it a mecca for art lovers from all over the world.
Longwood Gardens, a jewel situated near the Philadelphia and Lancaster regions, is a place of unparalleled beauty. Offering a new experience every day of the year, Longwood presents one-of-a-kind events, wonderful concerts, and delicious fine and casual cuisine in breathtaking settings. Often referred to as the world's premier horticultural showplace, Longwood Gardens' 1050 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories and dancing fountains are open every day of the year. Read More >
Exhibiting American art in a 19th century gristmill, the museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its outstanding collection of American illustration, still-life and landscape painting. Outdoors, wildflower gardens surround the museum in glorious color from spring through autumn.