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Brandywine Valley

In between Wilmington and Philadelphia is an area rich in beautiful countryside, fine estates, museums, historical towns and impressive antique shops. An even bigger reason to visit the area, however --is Henry Francis Dupont, his awe-inspiring collection of American period rooms and arts is on display at the Winterthur Museum. This is one of the best places in the nation to see and learn about American antiques; possessing 85,000 objects dating from 1640 to 1860. Once you’ve made your way through the museum, it’ll be time to hit the shops. First stop, the Brandywine Valley in PA, which has more than 60 shops, including antique malls and individual dealers. Here you’ll find everything from formal and informal American and European objects to mid-Century furnishings.
In Wilmington, Delaware, there are 15 different stores in the charming Quaker Historic District. The best part about this particular area is that all purchases are tax-free. If antique shows are more your speed, there are three excellent ones in the area: The Brandywine River Museum Art Show in Chadds Ford, PA, Memorial Day weekend, the mid-October Historic Yellow Springs Show in Chester Springs, PA, and the annual Delaware Antiques Show in Wilmington, Delaware, which takes place mid-November. Don’t forget there’s a lot of history in the area – and the best places to turn back those hands of time are in the historic house museums, such as Chadds Ford: the 1714 Barns-Brinton House and John Chadds 1725 Stone House. There’s also George Washington’s Headquarters at Ring House and General Lafayette’s quarters at Gideon Gilpin’s Farmhouse – both located in Brandywine Battlefield Park. Rich history, charm, classic beauty and a vast array of antiques to peruse through make this area an ideal getaway for antique lovers.

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Kennett House Bed & Breakfast

503 W. State Street
Kennett Square - Pennsylvania - 19348

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1609 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford - Pennsylvania - 19317


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