Whether you're local or one of the millions of visitors who come to Delco every year, this is a day-long Wyeth-loving - Battle Ready - High Flying - Bloomin' Adventure for the whole family!

> Start with a tour of the world famous Brandywine River Museum of Art
> Zip across the street and check out the Brandywine Battlefield and Museum
> Do a quick lunch at a great family friendly restaurant (Two are highlighted below!)
> And if you have the time, add a side trip to Longwood Gardens or the American Helicopter Museum!  All within about 15 minutes of the Museum...
Staying overnight? Click here for our Guide to Hotels & B&Bs

This tour is perfect any day, but lovers of both art and history will really enjoy the special July 19th lecture at the River Museum...

At 11am, July 19th the Museum is featuring a WWI lecture:
N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945). The Americans at Ch√Ęteau-Thierry, 
1918 / 1919. Oil on canvas mounted on hardboard, 
36 1/8 x 44 ¼ in. Private collection, West Chester, PA 

On the Home Front: N. C. Wyeth and World War I
N. C. Wyeth contributed to the war effort from his studio in Chadds Ford and the lecture surveys the body of his war-themed work, and particularly examines how he kept his images vital and relevant, despite his lack of firsthand battlefield experience.

Then take a full tour of the Museum which showcases the art of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth plus other top American artists. This month you can see the popular exhibit:
Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Open daily, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.​
610-328-2700
Admission $18 adults, $15 seniors (65+)
-$6 students with ID and children ages 6-18, free for children 5 and under
Brandywine River Museum of Art Website


Brandywine Battlefield Park is a National Historical Landmark 
The Battlefield is part of the site of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777, during the American Revolution. It was the largest land battle of the American Revolution, covering more than ten square miles, or 35,000 acres. The Park served primarily as the Continental encampment for the two days prior to the battle. There are daily tours of Washington’s Headquarters, a twenty minute film on the battle, and a lot of interesting artifacts to see at the museum.

Hours now through Sept 11th: Tues - Sat 9 AM to 4 PM; Sunday noon to 4 PM. Closed Monday.
Open Fourth of July and Labor Day Sept 4.

Fees:
The park is free to walk around and use.  There are outdoor picnic areas.  Restrooms are located in the Visitor’s Center (open til 4PM).  No fires permitted on the grounds.
House Tour, Museum, and Film: (See Tours page for times)
 -$8.00 Adults -- $7.00 Seniors (60+), AAA, AARP, Veterans
 -$5.00 Children (6-12) -- Free for children under 6 and active military with ID and family
Museum Admission and Film:
 -$5.00 -- Free for children under 6 and active military with ID and family

Brandywine Battlefield Park
1491 Baltimore Pike 
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-459-3342


Jimmy John's is a lunch choice everyone can get 'on board!' with... :)
Two Great choices for a family-friendly lunch: Jimmy John's & Hank's Place

Between the Battlefield and the Helicopter Museum, Jimmy John's is famous for its Electric Trains and its Frankfurters! 
You'll find great pricing, a kid-lovin' menu and amazing Electric trains that chug along the ceiling. 
Serves 100,000+ hot dogs a year, plus great hot sausage, burgers, cheesesteaks, pulled-pork BBQ sandwiches, grilled chicken filet and their famous Sloppy Joes!



Home-style cooking: breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Jimmy John's
1507 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
(610) 459-3083
Open daily.

Hank's Place is best known as:
...the place "where hungry people eat and friendly people meet!" 
This newly remodeled restaurant has been in business for 16+ years because it perfectly blends rustic charm and top notch home-style cooking. Everything is made fresh right on the premises!

Hank's Place
On US Rt. 1
1625 Creek Rd
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 388-7061

Add some BLOOM & ZOOM! to the day by visiting Longwood Gardens or the American Helicopter Museum...


Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden at the heart of what has been called "The Garden Capital of the Nation." There are more than 30 gardens within 30 miles...and this one is a beauty! 
Longwood consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in the Brandywine Valley. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture, events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops.

1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA. 19348
610-388-1000
Longwood Gardens Hours      Longwood Gardens Website


The ZOOM! comes at one of the nation's few Helicopter Museums - and this one is also an education center with lots of hands-on fun for children and adults, alike!  
Check out 40+ helicopters including a medical helo like the ones featured in the M.A.S.H. TV program.

This Museum focuses on the history, science and technology of rotary wing aviation. The collection contains both civilian and military autogyros, convertiplanes and helicopters, including some early generation models.

Hours: Wed - Sat 10 am to 5 pm. (Last admission at 4 pm.)
Sunday - Noon to 5 pm. (Last admission at 4 pm.)

Closed Monday and Tuesday 
1220 American Blvd
West Chester, PA  19380
610-436-9600