Rich in history, arts and horticulture, the beautiful landscapes of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley offer a unique, authentic experience for your group. Bask in botanical bliss at Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Explore the legacies of the Wyeth and duPont families in world-class museums and unwind in charming wineries amid picturesque scenery.

Both convenient and affordable overnight options are available; let us know you are coming so we can reserve welcome bags for your group at your Chester County hotel or B&B. Consider these five must-see group stops on your tour of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

The horticultural celebrity of Chester County, Longwood Gardens encompasses 1,077 acres of land in the meadows of Kennett Square. With more than 4,600 different species in the conservatory alone, Longwood offers a world class botanical experience with breathtaking fountains and whimsical architecture.

Experience all Longwood has to offer with guided and self-guided tour options. Longwood’s yearly exhibit calendar includes Spring Blooms, the Festival of Fountains, Autumn’s Colors and A Longwood Christmas.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pa.

Explore the history of artistry in Chester County at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, an outstanding collection of galleries showcasing the work of the Wyeth family of artists. Located in a 19th century mill with glass and steel design, the museum overlooks a scenic view of the Brandywine River.

Exhibits in 2021 include “Ralston Crawford: Art & Space & War,” and “Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled.” Special group tours are available, tailored specifically to your group’s needs.  

Chaddsford Winery

Chaddsford Winery, Chadds Ford, Pa.

Located conveniently between Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the popular Chaddsford Winery is a must-stop for guided tours and tastings. Housed in a 17th-century dairy barn in Chadds Ford, the winery offers a handcrafted wine tasting experience amid charming countryside scenes. Groups booking in advance are eligible for discounts.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, Del.

Another popular garden and historical stop in the Brandywine Valley is Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, another wonderous exhibit made possible by the DuPont family. Winterthur’s breathtaking 60-acre naturalistic garden is home to unique specimens and artful displays.

Stroll through on foot or embark on a narrated garden tram tour. The premier museum at Winterthur displays a remarkable collection of American decorative arts in a marvelous 175-room house, with guided tours available.

The Woodlands at Philips Mushroom Farms

The Woodlands at Philips Mushroom Farms, Kennett Square, Pa.

Delight in The Mushroom Capital of the World at The Woodlands at Philips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square. Explore the Mushroom Exhibit, a free self-guided tour for visitors to learn the history of the farm, the complex mushroom growing process, and beyond.

Groups can also book in advance for private tours. Visit the retail store for fresh mushrooms and local delicacies, and sharpen your skills at an onsite Mushroom Cooking Demonstration when your group schedules in advance.

Courtney Babock