A tall, stately building dressed in red bricks stands proudly on the hillside, protecting the remarkable art housed inside. It started out as a grist mill in the 19th century, but today it is a museum that features a large collection of art by the Wyeth family.
Surrounding the Brandywine Museum, the Brandywine Valley is a wonderful landscape of green, rolling hills and historic sites. The Battle of Brandywine was fought here in September of 1777, and walking through the Brandywine Battle Historic Site is like stepping back in time.
Ridley Creek State Park provides 2,606 acres of natural beauty. Visitors to this park enjoy hiking and biking along the five-mile paved trail, picnics, and fishing. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, contained in the park, is a living history museum of life on a pre-Revolutionary farm. There are over 20 properties within the park listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
All of this history is contained in one amazing place, Delaware County, located in Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1789 from part of Chester County. Media is the county seat. Philadelphia is to the east, providing even more museums and historic sites as well as major businesses, theaters, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. The city of Chester, home of the William Penn Landing Site, is located in Delaware County. Towns include Chadds Ford, Middletown, Haverford, Newtown, Bethel, Concord, Thornbury, Darby, and Upper Darby. Boroughs include Brookhaven, Landsdowne, Millbourne, Prospect Park, Rose Valley, Clifton Heights, Collingdale, and Folcroft.
Colleges and universities include Penn State Brandywine, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Haverford College, Eastern University, Neumann University, Cheyney University, Rosemont College, Swarthmore College, Widener University, and Cabrini College.