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The hospitality of generations of du Ponts still beckons. Two Brandywine country estates showcase the elegant 19th and 20th century American lifestyle, exquisite gardens and priceless antiques.
Day One: Start the day at Winterthur and take a guided tour of Henry Francis du Pont's collection of antiques and Americana, and his glorious naturalistic garden. Have lunch on your own or use the pre-paid vouchers. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Hagley, featuring the original du Pont mills, estate and gardens. Please note, from January to March, Hagley offers one guided tour per day at 1:30 pm.
Day Two: In the morning, visit the Brandywine River Museum, known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of the Wyeth family and its outstanding collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting. Have lunch on your own at Longwood Gardens, the world's premier horticultural display garden. Explore Pierre du Pont's legacy of 1,077 acres of gardens, fountains, and more.
To book the above itinerary, please contact the individual attractions.
Longwood Gardens is nestled in the historic Brandywine Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware--home to a wonderful assortment of world-class museums and gardens. Likewise, the greater Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region is rich in cultural attractions and the nearby Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County has its own unique charm. Please visit the links below to plan a successful visit and learn more about the area:
Brandywine (PA) Conference & Visitors Bureau
Brandywine Valley Bed & Breakfasts
Chester County (PA) Conference & Visitors Bureau
Greater Philadelphia Tourism
Greater Wilmington (DE) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pennsylvania's Official Tourism Website
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau
Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
Chadds Ford Historical Society
Delaware Chamber Music Festival
Brandywine Museums & Gardens Alliance (9 nearby attractions)
Grand Opera House, Wilmington
Greater Philadelphia Gardens (32 regional gardens)
Historic Kennett Square
Kennett Underground Railroad Center
QVC Studio Tour
Sight and Sound Theatres
Wilmington Garden Day
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Our Summer Performance Series includes more than 40 free and ticketed concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings.
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Meet the arborists and gardeners that care for our trees and flowers throughout Spring Blooms, and see demonstrations throughout our Conservatory and outdoor gardens.
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Get ready for an evening of oohs and ahhs, as Longwood presents spectacular Fireworks & Fountains shows guaranteed to make your summer memorable.
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A team of Longwood Volunteers gathers horticultural highlights from the Outdoor Gardens and Conservatory. Download a pdf of their top picks for the week, including photos and locations.
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