Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great gardens is nestled in the Brandywine Valley, right here in Kennett Square and just minutes away from our downtown. With over a thousand acres of meticulously cared for gardens, meadows and woodlands, a grand Conservatory filled with horticultural artistry, and year-round cultural entertainment, the experience will be one to remember. Longwood Gardens is open every day of the year. Check their website for hours and special events. 610-388-1000.
|Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery
700 Folly Hill Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Open for wine tasting year-round:Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-7pm
Live music, art shows, award winning local dry wines, local cheeses and homemade bread available, or bring your own food to enjoy on the deck overlooking the vineyard, or in the artistically designed tasting room blending nature, science and art just behind Longwood Gardens.
117 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Kennett Design is a “Social Art Studio” offering 2 or 3 hour painting “Events” with step-by-step instruction by a local artist. Our events are intended as a social event for the non-artist and include the option to “Bring Your Own Bottle” and appetizer.
Participants can attend individually, with friends or family, or host a private event. The event is suited for all age groups and all levels of artists—from those that never held a paint brush before to art enthusiasts looking for a studio environment to relax and create. All art supplies are provided.
Kennett Design is open Tuesday through Sunday with day and evening events. Interested clients can visit www.kennett-design.com. Everyone leaves with their own personal masterpiece! Come and experience a new form of entertainment – “Social Art!”
|Kennett Underground Railroad Center
PO Box 202
Kennett Square, Pa. 19348
Scheduled on designated Sundays in spring and summer, our 20-passenger bus takes you on a one and a half hour narrated tour. Kennett Underground Railroad Tours cost $20 adult, $15 child. Reservations are necessary; call 484-544-5070. Private tours are available any time of year. Please visit our website for information.
|Market at Liberty Place
148 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
The Market at Liberty Place is a 10,000 square foot space home to an exciting mix of merchants selling freshly prepared foods, produce, and other retail goods. It is also designed to serve as a gathering place for members of the Kennett Square business community. In our busy and progressive neighborhood, The Market plays many different roles in the lives of people in Kennett Square and the surrounding communities.
The Market at Liberty Place
148 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348Website
Uncork, relax, unwind. Enjoy unique wines made from homegrown grapes paired with cheese, crackers, and chocolate! Wine and cider by the glass, bottles, and wine accessories.
|Taste Kennett Food Tours|
Taste Kennett Food tours offers three-hour culinary walking tours of downtown Kennett Square. On your guided tour, you will visit six local restaurants and two winery tasting rooms, and enjoy samples at each location. Savor, stroll and smile as you chat with chefs, enjoy cooking demonstrations, and learn why Kennett Square is the Mushroom Capital of the World. Tours offered on Sunday afternoons at 1pm. Visit www.tastekennett.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
|Treetops Kitty Cafe
305 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
At the Treetops Kitty Cafe, we have a small retail section selling premium brands of Verus & Annamaet for dogs & cats and Oxbow for small mammals, along with other supplies for cats such as litter and toys. We also offer a selection of prepackaged drinks and snacks for sale and visitors pay a small fee to enter the kitty cat lounge and sit and mingle with the approximately 10 adoptable cats roaming free. Besides playing with the cats, people can use the free wifi, read, draw, take pictures, or play games. We will also hold special events such as informational talks about pet care, storytimes, or craft projects, and the cat lounge can also be reserved for small groups. Treetops Kitty Café is run by the non-profit Treetops Animal Rescue and all proceeds go towards covering operating expenses and for the care of rescued animals.
|The Woodlands at Phillips
1020 Kaolin Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
The Woodlands at Phillips is located in Kennett Square, The Mushroom Capital of the World. The store is in the original Phillips family home built in 1828, restored with respect to its nineteenth century splendor. It is now an inviting retail location for customers to stop in and purchase fresh Phillips mushrooms, gourmet mushroom products, gifts, attend a cooking class or simply say hello to the family. Mushroom information can be found in our free pamphlets or books that are available for purchase. Free year round mushroom growing exhibit. Visitors can also gain insight by watching a video that shows mushrooms growing. The store is open Monday – Friday 10-4 and Sat 10-3.
|VA LA VINEYARD
8822 Gap Newport Pike (Rt 41)
Avondale, PA 19311
Fridays: Noon to 5:30 (Last service at 5 pm)
Saturdays & Sundays: Noon to 6 pm (Last service at 5:30 pm)
“Vietri is clearly something of an iconoclast… He grows more than 30 varieties of largely Italian grapes for signature blends… He makes no sweet, inexpensive starter wines. He doesn’t do self–promotional competitions. And his “dream” is to see his wines on BYO tables at authentic Mexican taquerias in nearby Kennett Square.”
— Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
|Historic Kennett Square Walking Tour|
The Kennett Walking Tour is located in the Kennett Square Historic District just 2 miles south of Rt. 52 on Baltimore Pike in southeastern Pennsylvania’s beautiful Brandywine Valley.
|The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail|
The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is located in the heart of one of America’s most historic valleys. Here in the rolling hills and countryside of Southern Chester County, explore the six family operated vineyards and wineries, each diverse in size and styles, who are gaining national recognition as the creators of distinctive wines from the unique terroire of the Brandywine Valley District. Historic Kennett Square puts you dead center of the Wine Trail. Info on the wines, tasting hours, maps, events, special passports for those staying in local lodging, and more can be found at www.bvwinetrail.com.
|Brandywine River Museum|
On the banks of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, the museum houses the premier collection of three generations of the Wyeth family, as well as works by Howard Pyle and other important American illustrators.
The museum offers the visitor the opportunity to relax and enjoy the river setting while touring the gallery (allow 1.5 hours). From April to November a tour of N.C. Wyeth’s studio and home take are an optional extra (allow one hour). Hours of operation are 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily, closed Christmas Day. 610-388 2700.
|American Helicopter Museum|
This fascinating museum’s growing exhibitions and collections include over 35 helicopters, autogiros and converti planes, eight of which are fully accessible for hands-on experiences. The Museum is located in West Chester, PA next to QVC.
See artifacts that bring life to the Battle of Brandywine, times in which it was fought, people, Washington’s Headquarters, and Lafayette’s Quarters. Site includes museum. Also do the Driving Tour. Allow two or more hours.
|Chadds Ford Historical Society|
Located on Rt. 100, the Chadds Ford Historical Society focus is colonial life in 18th Century Chadds Ford; it maintains two historic houses (John Chads House and Barns-Brinton House) and hosts many events.
An 18th Century barn houses an award winning wine making facility in a charming country atmosphere. Tastings, tours, sales, festivals, special events and concerts make this a delightful stop.
Chester County Historical Society
225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691 Phone: 610. 692.4800. See web site for directions, hours, exhibits, etc
|The Creamery of Kennett Square
401 Birch Street
Kennett Square, PA
Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington’s Delaware Art Museum has the foremost collection of Pre-Raphaelite collection in America. The all new museum reopens June, 2005.
|Delaware Natural History Museum|
Discover the wonders of the natural world through changing exhibits, an interactive discovery room and special events. Exhibit Highlights include the largest bird egg collection in the World, a view of extinct and vanishing birds and, a spectacular array of seashell.
|Herrs Snack Factory Tour|
Truly the yummiest tour in town! See how all your favorite snacks are made. Taste warm, fresh potato chips right of the production line. Free tours take approximately one hour and reservations are recommended. Herrs is located in Nottingham, PA just off RT. 1.
|Mushroom Cap 13.1|
Rolling hills, horse farms, turn of the century barns – join us as we run through and celebrate historic Chester County. Whether you’re looking to run, to volunteer, or to participate for charity, we’d love for you to join us in October. Sign up today and be part of the Victory KSQ Mushroom Cap 13.1
|Nemours Mansion & Gardens|
300-acre country estate,built by A. I. du Pont between 1909-1910, contains 102 rooms, and is a fine example of a modified Louis XVI French chateau. Tours take about two hours. Reservations are required. Open 5/1 – 11/30. Admission charged, -651-6912.
Winterthur, An American Country Estate
Henry Francis du Pont’s world renowned collection of early American antiques (1640-1860), displayed in 175 rooms of his country home Admission charged; open daily 10 am – 5 pm; -888-4600.
|QVC Studio Tour|
Take the QVC Studio Tour to learn more about QVC’s growth into a prominent electronic retailer. Tours are available 7 days a week at QVC Studio Park in West Chester, PA. Reservations not necessary. Admission charged. Be a part of the studio audience for a live broadcast!
|The Auburn Heights Preserve|
Experience the turn of the 20th century through the magic of steam locomotion. Step over to the station and board our 1/8 size live steam railway for a round trip on The Auburn Valley Railroad. Hop aboard the “First Bus” in Delaware — A Stanley Mountain Wagon — or take a spin around the estate in a fully restored 1915 Model 820 Mountain Wagon.
|Wilmington Blue Rocks|
Minor League Baseball in Frawley Stadium on the Riverfront.