We are nestled in the Brandywine River Valley, in the middle of Lancaster and Philadelphia, which makes our location a great base camp for two awesome and very different Pennsylvania cities. Winding roads, rolling hills, and woods set the scene for awesome mansions, gardens, and historic attractions. Our local area hosts many fun, educational, and relaxing day trips, like the Herrs Potato Chip Factory, the American Helicopter Museum, and our growing number of local wineries. Make sure you plan enough days to venture out in all directions!
The Independence National Historic Park is referred to as the birthplace of our nation and home to its first capitol. The park area is located in center city Philadelphia where people can visit the Liberty Bell at the Liberty Bell Pavilion, Independence Hall, and the US Constitution Center. Leave your RV at the campground and take our all day tour of Philadelphia and Valley Forge. For more information on the tour, visit Our Activities.
Winterthur was once the home of Henry Francis duPont and today a nine-story, 200-room estate filled with 71,000 American decorative art objects. Outside, stroll through 60 acres of gardens, woodlands and rolling meadows.
Stroud Preserve is a mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands that serves as a unique site for recreation, education, and scientific research. Here, you can see the needs of people and nature in blance as careful stewardship of both cultivated and "wild" areas restores vital wildlife habitat while also protecting watersheds that provide drinking water for tens-of-thousands of people.
Photograph: Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Geoff Creary
The 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve is one of the largest private nature preserves in southeastern Pennsylvania! This breathtaking land features sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens.
Photograph Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Geoff Creary
The Philadelphia Mint is responsible for the engraving of US coins and medals; production of medal and coin dies; production of coins of all denominations for general circulation; production of regular uncirculated coin sets; production of commemorative coins authorized by Congress and the production of medals. For tour information, visit the US Mint online.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States. The museum has collections of more than 227,000 objects that include world-class holdings of European and and American paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts, and of course the famous Rocky steps.
Nemours , the estate of Alfred I. du Pont, offers the opportunity to enjoy European arts in a magnificent setting. Surrounded by 300 acres of gardens and natural woodlands, the Louis XVI-style chateau, built in 1909-1910, contains fine examples of antique furniture, oriental rugs, tapestries and paintings dating back to the 15th century. The French gardens, extending almost one-third of a mile along the main vista from the mansion, are classed with the finest found in America.
Explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippos, free flying birds and sea life from around the world. The aquarium is located at the Camden waterfront, accessible by the ferry at Penns Landing on the Philadelphia waterfront.
The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Visit with awesome animals over 12 landscaped acres on high ground above the Brandywine River.