Discover Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, a charming destination nestled in the lush countryside of Philadelphia. Home to world-renowned Longwood Gardens, Chester County is the heart of America’s Garden Capital, with the highest concentration of public gardens in the Greater Philadelphia region.
From Du Pont family mansions with artfully crafted seasonal displays to naturalistic gardens dedicated to native plant conservation, the Brandywine Valley is always in bloom. Experience autumn’s colors at Longwood Gardens, Oct. 16 through Nov. 14 to view breathtaking chrysanthemum displays and picturesque fall foliage, indoors and out. Return Nov. 19 to Jan. 9 to view captivating holiday light displays during A Longwood Christmas, the garden’s most wonderful time of the year.
Amid gardens galore, embrace the Brandywine Valley’s rich history of artistry, explore the works of three generations of Wyeth family artists at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and view paintings inspired by the region’s beautiful rolling landscapes. Enjoy whimsical architecture and intricate woodworks at the Wharton Esherick Museum, home and studio of the famed artist and craftsman. Private studio tours offered at both museums provide fascinating historic context and charming true stories behind each piece. Life imitates art, and the beautiful landscapes of the Brandywine Valley are Pennsylvania’s masterpiece.
Stroll tree-tunneled main streets turned technicolor for fall, with local shops to explore and homegrown restaurants to dine. Downtown Kennett Square, West Chester, Phoenixville, and more each offer a unique small-town charm. Sip, toast, and cheer carefully crafted libations for every palate at local craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, and spend the night responsibly in our cozy accommodations.
Plan a fall getaway to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley and receive two untimed tickets to Longwood Gardens with your stay at participating accommodations, plus a $25 AMEX gift card for your trip. Visit BrandywineValley.com for more information and inspiration.