Brandywine Valley has a great deal to offer whether coming for a day,
a long weekend or an extended visit. The most notable attractions include
world-class museums, gardens and historical sites.
Gardens, a former du Pont family estate, is one of the world's premier
horticultural displays covering 1,050 acres and offering forty indoor
and outdoor gardens, a breathtaking conservatory and spectacular fountains.
the banks of the Brandywine River, the Hagley
Museum and Library is the site of the original du Pont powder mills,
estate and gardens.
Garden and Library, legacy of the late Henry Francis du Pont, houses the
premier collection of American decorative arts showcasing furniture-makers,
silversmiths, painters and other craftsmen from the period 1640 to 1860.
the outskirts of Wilmington, the Delaware
Art Museum is the primary repository for original paintings and documents
from the golden age of American illustrators and is known for its collection
of English Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
To gain a much broader view of the attractions of the Brandywine Valley
County Tourist Bureau and the Wilmington
Convention and Visitors Bureau are excellent resources.
...and remember, purchases in Delaware are tax-free!