US Rt 1, 1.5 mi W of Rt
100, Chadds Ford, PA 610-388-7376
1714 tavern authentically restored as living history museum. May-Sep,
Sat-Sun 12-6pm. Groups by appt. $
US Rt 1, Chadds Ford, PA
Campsite of Washington's colonial troops prior to Battle of Brandywine
where Americans were defeated by British. Tour Washington's
Headquarters & Layfayette's Quarters. Visitor Center, museum,
gift shop. Memorial Day through Labor Day Tue-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12-8pm.
Rest of year 9am-5pm. Groups by appt. $
Oakland Rd S of
Dilworthtown, West Chester, PA 610-399-0913
Quaker home with medieval English architecture. Period antiques.
May-Oct, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. Groups by appt. $
Rt 100 0.25 mi N of US 1,
Chadds Ford, PA 610-388-1132
Restored 1725 home of farmer and ferryman for whom Chadds Ford was
named. May-Sep, Sat-Sun 12-6pm. Groups by appt. $
225 N High St, West
Chester, PA 610-692-4800
Two newly renovated historic buildings linked by an enclosed bridge.
Interprets region's historical legacy through decorative arts, history
and art exhibitions. Research libraries, educational programs, tours,
lectures and workshops. Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm. $
410 Avenue of the States,
Chester, PA 610-876-8663
Oldest public building in continuous use in the US. Once served Chester
& Delaware Counties. Daily by appt. 9am-5pm. Closed weekends.
Ridley Creek State Park,
Media, PA 610-566-1725
Living history museum recreates life on a working 1770s PA farm.
Special events and educational programs. Apr-Nov, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Groups by appt. $
85 North Malin Rd,
Broomall, PA 610-359-1148
Museum & library display artifacts and books pertaining to
Delaware County history and genealogy. Mon, Wed, Thu 9am-3pm, Tue
Fort Mifflin Rd,
Philadelphia, PA 215-492-3395
Site of 7-week siege by British Navy in 1777 and a Confederate and
Union prison camp during Civil War. This National Historic Landmark
served US Military until 1954. Guided tours, soldier life programs,
weapons demonstrations. Special events, group packages. Located north
of Phila Intl Airport on the Delaware River. Apr-Nov, Wed-Sun 10am-4pm.
113 West Beech Tree La,
Wayne, PA 610-688-2668
Headquarters of the Radnor Historical Society. Featuring 1789 basement
kitchen, 1840 Victorian bedroom, front and back parlors furnished late
1880s, museum room, library, archives, wagon house with authentic
Conestoga wagon. Tue-Sat 2-5pm & by appt. Closed holidays.
Myrtle Ave at Warwick Rd,
Havertown, PA 610-446-4958
Ten acres of gardens and woodland embellish 1700 English Gothic
mansion. Built on land deeded in 1692 by William Penn. Apr-Oct, Sat
& Sun 1-4pm. $
PO Box 507, Main Street,
Odessa, DE 302-378-4069
Visit the 1774 Corbit-Sharp House, 1769 Wilson Warner House, Brick
Hotel Gallery, Nature Tamed, 1840-60 Belter Furniture. Mar-Dec, Tue-Sat
10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm. Groups by reservation.
2049 Waynesborough Rd,
Paoli, PA 610-647-1779
Country manor house in Georgian style once occupied by Major General
Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary Ware hero. Museum, gift shop, picnic
facilities. Mid Mar-Dec, Tue-Thu 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm. Groups by appt. $
Karakung Dr, Powdermill
Valley Park, Havertown, PA 610-789-5169
Restored Quaker log cabin and 1810 home of the powder master of Nitre
Hall Powder Mills. Tours 1st weekend each month, 1-4pm. $
Lawrence Rd at
Springhouse Rd, Broomall, PA 610-353-3644
One of the oldest English Quaker homes in PA built by former indentured
servant turned prosperous landowner. Jul-Aug, Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm, Sun
2-4:30pm, closed Sat. Sep-Jun, Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 2-4:30pm. Weekdays by
appt. Groups and house rentals by appt. $
100 Lincoln Ave, Rt 240,
0.25 mi N of I-95, Prospect Park, PA
Built circa 1650 by Morton Mortenson, one of PA's earliest settlers,
this example of Swedish and Scandinavian log construction is the
earliest documented log cabin in US. Wed, Thur, Sat 9:30am-3:30pm, Fri
US 1 & Cheyney
Rd, Glen Mills, PA 610-459-2359
Milling community with active 1704 water-powered grist mill, 1739
miller's home, log cabin and active forge. Hiking, trout fishing.
Tennis courts, picnicking, nature walks. 8am-dusk. $
2nd & Taylor Ave,
Essington, PA 610-583-7221
Site of "New Sweden," first European settlement in PA in 1643,
overlooks the Delaware River. Free.
15 Race St, Upland, PA
This 1693 home of William Penn's miller, the only remaining home in PA
visited by Penn, is now a 18th century log house and 19th century
schoolhouse museum. May-Sep, Sat-Sun 1-4pm. Closed Oct-Apr. Groups by
42 The Strand, New
Castle, DE 302-322-8411
1801 Federal Mansion build by George Read II, son of signer of the
Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Victorian gardens
and Colonial Revival rooms. Tue-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. $
Creek Rd, PO Box 387,
Upper Darby, PA 610-284-0256
Considered one of the oldest log structures in the US, circa 1654.
May-Oct, Sat-Sun1-4pm. By appt.
512 Market St,
Wilmington, DE 302-655-7161
Built in 1798-1800, this Georgian-style structure functioned as a
center of political and social activities during the height of
Wilmington's mercantile-milling economy. It once housed the city's
meeting chambers, offices, and jail and served as the headquarters and
gathering place of almost all local civic organizations and a
subscription library. Museum features changing exhibits of Delaware
Rt 133, Chester Springs,
The only Revolutionary War hospital commissioned and built by
Continental Congress later became an 18th-century health resort. Daily
9am-4pm, by reservation only. $
Greenbank Station, Rt 2
& 41, Wilmington, DE
Ride a steam locomotive through the historic Delaware countryside.
Victorian station, snack bar and gift shop. Special holiday excursions.
May-Dec 9am-5pm. Call for schedule. $
Exploration for Longwood Gardens
Valley: Chadds Ford, Kennett Square, West Chester, Wilmington
Geographic's Guide to Scenic Highways and