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Holiday events and accommodations in the Brandywine Valley

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

GETTING THERE

The Brandywine Valley, in and around Wilmington, Del., and Chadds Ford, Pa., is about 110 miles north of Washington off Interstate 95.

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STAYING THERE

Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market streets, Wilmington; 302-594-3100, http://www.hoteldupont.com. Luxury hotel downtown. Rooms from $99.

Inn at Montchanin Village, Route 100 and Kirk Road, Montchanin, Del.; 302-888-2133, http://www.montchanin.com. Includes accommodations in the cottages of 11 former workers from the du Pont powder mills. Rooms start at $192.

EATING THERE

Domaine Hudson Wine Bar & Eatery, 1314 N. Washington St., Wilmington; 302-655-9463, http://www.domainehudson.com. Upscale dinner-only bistro. Small and large plates $9 to $27.

Simon Pearce, 1333 Lenape Rd., West Chester, Pa.; 610-793-0949, http://www.simonpearce.com. Restaurant and glass-blowing studio overlooking the Brandywine River. Entrees $11 to $31.

PLAYING THERE

Brandywine River Museum, U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, Pa.; 610-388-2700, http://www.brandywinemuseum.org. Holiday displays through Jan. 10. $10, students, seniors and ages 6-12 $6.

Hagley Museum and Library, 200 Hagley Rd., Wilmington; 302-658-2400, http://www.hagley.org. Holiday tours through Jan. 3. $11, students and seniors $9, ages 6-14 $4.

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, Pa.; 610-388-1000, http://www.longwoodgardens.org. Holiday display through Jan. 10. $16, seniors $14, ages 5-18 $6.

Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Route 141 (Powder Mill Drive) and Alapocas Drive, Wilmington; 302-651-6912, http://www.nemoursmansion.org. Holiday tours through Dec. 30. $15.

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Route 52, Winterthur, Del.; 302-888-4600, http://www.winterthur.org. Holiday display through Jan. 3. $22, students and seniors $20, ages 2-11 $12.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://www.brandywinetreasures.org

-- R.D.


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