Monday, March 31, 2014

Brandywine Valley

Where is Brandywine Valley?  I cannot say exactly as this is something I am learning as I explore the mid-Atlantic region.  The Brandywine Valley area is a watershed area and consists of at least Delaware and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania.

Why do I care about trying to define the location of the area?  Because I am learning that there is much to do and see in that area and I am trying to give clear directions and good references for more information.  Initially, I tried to divide the area and attractions into two counties: Chester and Delaware.  But I could not determine which county Longwood Gardens was located in.  On the internet, it almost seems as though both counties lay claim to this amazing botanical garden. 

So, I will from now on refer to this area as the Brandywine Valley.

We have taken many drives through this area.  We have made several stops at the Brandywine Art Museum. I highly recommend that you put it on your list of places to experience.  Andrew Wyeth was an amazing artist and if you aren’t familiar with him, I think that you should be.

I recently discovered Longwood Gardens and I have discussed it in an earlier blog entry. I won’t go into details again since you can read my original article for yourself. But I will say that this is an enchanted place and next time I go, I will plan to spend the entire day.

In addition to these two amazing points of interest, I have now added the following to my list of places to see in the Brandywine Valley area:







To compile your own list of attractions and event to see, these are two sites that will be of much help Brandywine Valley and The Brandywine. They have similar names but are two different sources of information.

Stay tuned either here or on my Squidoo profile page in order to learn more about the Brandywine Valley area as I have opportunities for further adventures. Or you can follow me on my Mid-Atlantic Travel with Dawn Rae facebook page. 

If you have traveled this area, I would love to hear from you.



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7 comments:

  1. This looks like an interesting place to visit. I love to photograph covered bridges so that part is especially interesting to me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mary Beth, I thought of you when I saw that information about the covered bridges. I thought I remembered them also.

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  2. I loved you article on Longwood Gardens and I definitely look forward to reading the Brandywine Art Museum article (which I am about to do next.) Brandywine Valley always looks so inviting!

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  3. Like Mary Beth, I am checking out those covered bridges. Thanks for providing us with so many great travel options. Botanical gardens are always enchanting places for photographers.

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  4. I really enjoyed joining you virtually through your tour of the Brandywine Museum and the information about Andrew Wyeth. He's one of my favorite artists. I sent that info to my daughter & son-in-law (both artists who greatly admire Andrew Wyeth). I know they would enjoy very much the Brandywine Art Museum.

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  5. What a delight that you are exploring your region. And the finds you have uncovered are truly treasures. Looking forward to seeing more of you Mid-Atlantic discoveries!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I look forward to you visiting these places with me.

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