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The 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.

Longwood 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.

On the banks of the Brandywine River, the Hagley Museum and Library is the site of the original du Pont powder mills, estate and gardens.

Winterthur Museum, 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.

On 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 the Chester County Tourist Bureau and the Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau are excellent resources.

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