Monday, July 12, 2010
Philadelphia Tourist Spots
The Brandywine River valley has inspired generations of Wyeths and du Ponts – the Wyeths to capture its peaceful harmony on canvas, the du Ponts to raconteur the landscape with grand gardens, mansions, and mills. Antique shops and inns dot the rgion making it a popular escape from the city. Some of its major sights are in Delaware, near Wilmington. The Brandywine River Museum in a preserved 19th century gristmill, celebrates the Brandywine school of artists, including Andrew Wyeth, illustrator N.C.Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth.
Long-wood Gardens, Pierre Samuel du Pont’s 350 acres of ultimate estate gardens and conservatories has an international reputation. The Brandywine Battlefield State Park is near the site of the British defeat of Washington and his troops on September 11, 1777. The Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau provide information about Delaware County. The Brandywine Valley Tourist Information center has all the information about visiting Chester County.