Museums, Historic Sites and Other Points of Interest
John Chads' House, c. 1725
Step back in time to three centuries ago as costumed guides introduce you to the home of Quaker farmer and entrepreneur John Chads. On most weekends you can experience bread baking in the working beehive oven. The nearby Springhouse is furnished to reflect its history as a one room school.
Barns-Brinton House, 1714
A costumed guide will take you on a tour of this remarkably original building built to be a family home and a tavern. You can learn about colonial tavern and family life by interacting with the artifacts and furnishings there. Special programs are offered periodically during the summer.
Exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.
Explore one of the greatest gardens in the world here in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in Kennett Square, PA. The Gardens open at 9:00 am. The Terrace Restaurant and Garden Shop are also open daily.
Visitors here will find a number of Wyeth paintings and sketches, for Sanderson was a close friend of the family. Beyond these, however, the Museum contains few objets d' art -- just all sorts of interesting stuff. A tiny sampling of the more than eight rooms full of Sanderson's mementos includes: a piece of bandage placed on Lincoln, a piece of the bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building, Sanderson's first pay envelope from Wanamaker's store, melted ice from the South Pole, a penny run over by the Lincoln funeral train, sand from the digging of the Panama Canal. School groups and others will be rewarded with the most intimate look at the life of an everyday man who marked his time and ours with the things that the rest of us have missed.
Chaddsford Winery produces approximately 30,000 cases annually. The wines of Chaddsford range from dry, European style table wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon to light fresh fruity “fun” wines like Niagara, Sangria and Spiced Apple.