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Brandywine Valley

The Brandywine River winds though southern Chester and Delaware Counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. The landmarks of the Brandywine Valley are the beautiful hills and valleys. This is where the Battle of Brandywine took place, where the Du Ponts made their fortunes, built a company and their mansions and gardens. It is home to three generations of Wyeths who have painted and documented the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford.

William Penn, who made "Penn's Woods" is one of the most famous figures from the Brandywine Valley.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art located in Chadds Ford, is considered to be located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley. Other surrounding historic towns include: Kennett Square, Avondale, West Chester, Glen Mills, Fairville and Unionville. Guests will find a country casual way of life, cultural treasures, history, antiques, all types of dining opportunities and beautiful scenery.

Mushroom Festival 2015

Join the festivities in Kennett Square, PA as "The Mushroom Capital of the World" hosts its spectacular celebration of mushrooms celebrating its 30th year!  The first commercial mushroom production started in Kennett Square over 100 years ago and 65% of mushrooms grown in America happens right here in this small town.  

Always the weekend after Labor Day, this year's festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. Events include:

October is Pennsylvania Wine Month - 2014

This Fall, explore a number of wine trails and wineries in Southeast Pennsylvania. PA is home to over 200+ wineries and is the 5th largest producer of grapes in the U.S. Warmer than other areas above the Appalachian range, classic European varieties like chardonnay and Cabernet Franc can be grown in the Southeast without fear of injury from cold winter temperatures. You'll find hybrids like Traminette and Chambourcin, aromatic white varieties like Gewurztaminer, Riesling, and Gruner Veltliner, in addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet  Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir.

QVC Shop Talk

QVC Studio Park has a lot in store for visitors to the West Chester-based broadcasting facility located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley. A popular destination for thousands of visitors interested in live television broadcasting, the QVC Studio Tour is a one-of-the-kind guided walking tour through QVC's state-of-the-art broadcasting facility. The experience includes a view into QVC's studio space and how products are brought to life on air for millions of QVC customers to view.

A Longwood Christmas - Fresh and in Season

Extravagant, fruit-adorned trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in the Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in the Exhibition Hall.  Your holiday season is not complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. An array of colorful lights adorn the outdoor garden displays with hundreds of sparkling snowflakes, twinkling tree forms and a 12-foot fountain of lights in our Main Fountain Garden. The outdoor lights come on at 3:30 pm every day. To have the ultimate stress free experience, buy your ticket before you arrive.

Historic Kennett Square

What used to be a small village in 1705 still boasts small town intimate, where less crowds and ample parking encourages lingering rather than hurry-through. As one of Pennsylvania’s oldest neighborhoods, Historic Kennett Square is Chester County’s hub for entertainment, arts and culture. A medley of artsy bistros and food markets peppered throughout the town offers food and drink experiences that’ll satisfy any craving.

Charter Day's - Free Admission at Historical Sites

In 1681, England’s King Charles II used a charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn.  It is often referred to as the “Penn Charter” or “Pennsylvania’s birth certificate.” Sunday, March 10 is the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania.

On Charter Day, many of Pennsylvania’s Trails of History sites offer “free admission” in celebration of Pennsylvania’s birthday. Throughout the year, these sites offer special activities and exhibits.  Below is a list of those offering free admission on March 10, 2013:

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