Cultural and Historic Attractions of Brandywine Valley

New homes in Delaware near historic and cultural attractions

With September just around the corner, the long sun-drenched days of summer are drawing to a close. There’s no better time to explore the rolling green hills, magnificent estates and family-friendly attractions of the Brandywine Valley – just a short drive from downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Renowned for its cultural treasures, scenic byways and charming diversions, the Brandywine Valley offers something for everyone, and its August event calendar includes highlights such as the Wilmington River Blues Festival, fireworks displays at Longwood Gardens and Friday Nights Under the Stars, featuring polo games, delicious regional wines and craft beer.

And next week, from August 23- 25, residents and visitors will be treated to the 2nd annual Brandywine Valley Folk Festival  – an extravaganza boasting more than 30 musicians and artists, kids activities, a beer garden and dozens of vendors. The event will take place in Kennett Square, PA at the Anson B. Nixon Park.

A day of explorations in the Brandywine Valley

One of the great aspects of Darley Green's new homes in Delawareis their proximity to the fascinating museums, grandiose homes, botanical gardens and historic attractions of the Brandywine Valley. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, history buff or interested in antiques, the region is brimming with possibilities, many of which are less than 20 minutes from Wilmington.

Here, you can discover the fascinating stories behind the DuPont legacy, take in the picturesque landscapes that inspired three generations of Wyeths and immerse yourself in the history of the 1777 Battle of the Brandywine at the Brandywine Battlefield State Park. The following gives you an idea of the valley’s most visited treasures.

Top attractions in Brandywine Valley

  • Nemours Mansion & Gardens: The enchanting 102-room estate of Alfred I. DuPont, featuring a 300-acre garden, sculptures and decorative arts. Guided tours of this beautifully preserved French villa are available and recommended.
  • Hagley Museum & Gardens: Perched along the Brandywine River, this 235-acre attraction houses the DuPont gunpowder mills, mansion and gardens. The museum offers tons of hands-on activities for the children, and the shady riverfront locale is a terrific spot for a lazy afternoon picnic.
  • Longwood Gardens: A horticultural tour-de-force, the gardens are the masterpiece of Pierre DuPont, and include more than 11,000 different types of plants flourishing among indoor conservatories and 20 outdoor garden areas.
  • Winterthur Museum & Gardens: Widely considered the premier museum of American decorative arts, this former DuPont estate is set amid 1,000 acres of meadows and woodlands and intrigues with period rooms, exhibition galleries and interactive displays.

Delaware living in the master planned community of Darley Green

Imagine living in a neighborhood that was close to all the excitement and family-friendly activities of Brandywine Valley, but with the amenities and upscale features you never thought you could afford.  Nestled in the highly desirable Claymont Renaissance District, the master-planned community of Darley Green gives you everything: a convenient location close to regional attractions (and just 20 minutes to Philly!), high-end homes with custom finishes, and a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, with shops and restaurants just steps from your door.

With market-busting prices, new townhouses and condos for sale in Delawarelet you stretch your hard-earned dollars further. Come by and check out our model homes any day between 11AM and 6PM. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Community Sales Manager, Amy Maluski, at 302.655.2600.