A host of famous attractions are within 20 minutes of the Chapter Challenge tournament venue. Chester County itself abounds with beautiful places to see and things to do, and is known for its rich history, and its small towns and charming villages. Below are some of the sites to see and helpful links to explore further:
Brandywine Battlefield Park: Brandywine Battlefield offers visitors a 20 minute movie on the history of the battle, a museum and two historic house tours seasonally.
Brandywine River Museum: 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.
Brandywine.com: This site is a wonderful guide to the historic Brandywine Valley – a region of natural beauty, history, art, antiques, mansions and gardens and unique brand of country casual hospitality. The Brandywine is nestled amidst the rolling hills of southern Chester County, PA, where the Battle of Brandywine was fought, and northern New Castle County, DE where the paper was milled for the Declaration of Independence and America’s first currency. Here is where the duPonts made their fortunes, built their mansions, and where three generations of Wyeths have lived and painted the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford. Explore and be charmed!
Hagley Museum and Library: Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
Historic Kennett Square: Experience Historic Kennett Square, just minutes from world-famous Longwood Gardens. Relax, slow down and discover small town America at its best. Browse the town’s unique shops and galleries, dine in one of its gourmet restaurants, stay a while at one of the friendly, welcoming bed and breakfasts or convenient hotels.
Longwood Gardens: Explore one of the great gardens of the world, from the 4-acre Conservatory to the splendor of outdoor gardens spanning 1,077 acres. Longwood Gardens is nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in Kennett Square, PA. The Gardens open at 9:00 am.
Winterthur Museum & Gardens: Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. You are invited to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.