Things to see and do in Chadds Ford

Plan a voyage to idyllic Delaware County, where time seems to move just a little bit slower. With an array of exciting things to see and do in Chadds Ford, make our colonial-style hotel your home base for exploring historic Pennsylvania.


Sight Seeing

There is a lot to see in West Chester. From Longwood Gardens to the Brandywine Zoo there is something for everyone.

Longwood Gardens

Enjoy the large selection of flowers, greenhouses and the spectacular fountain show. Check out the performance series and beer garden. For more information about Longwood Gardens click here.   

Nemours Mansion & Garden

Looking for a little bit of history and nature? Check out the DuPont family estate featuring a 102-room Louis XVI-style chateau & antiques, plus 100-acre gardens. For more information about the Nemours Mansion and Garden click here

Brandywine Zoo

Come see the animals at Brandywine Zoo. A great trip for the family and a short drive from Brinton Suites, you will be sure to have a great time. From the red panda, to the jumping lemurs, there are animals for everyone to see. For more information about Brandywine Zoo click here

West Chester Railroad

A truly great way to experience the scenic views of West Chester. Hop on the vintage West Chester trains for the ride of your life. Now through December ride the Santa Express to see Santa and sip a cup of hot chocolate. For more information about the West Chester Railroad click here

Winterthur Museum

Another great historical adventure. View the du Pont estate featuring historic decorative arts, plus 60-acre botanical gardens. For more information about the Winterthur Museum click here

Outdoor & Adventure

Are you looking to experience the outdoors? Check out Longwood gardens or many of our state parks.

Bellevue State Park

Looking for an outdoor adventure. Come to Bellevue State park where they have a flowing creek, meadows, and track for your exercise needs. Check out their concert series during the summer. For more information about Bellevue State Park click here

Northbrook Canoe Company

A great adventure for the family during the spring and summer. The Northbrook Canoe company offers Canoe and Dine or simply glide along the Delaware river. For more information about Northbrook Canoe Company click here

Treehouse World

Great for the whole family, enjoy the outdoor amusement center with treehouses, zip lines, bungee trampolines & other activities. For more information about Treehouse world click here.

Chester Springs Creamery

Chester Springs Creamery, also known as the Milky Way Farm is a historic dairy farm located in beautiful Chester Springs, PA. The Farm is known for providing memorable educational agricultural experiences and their high-quality farm fresh products. For more information about Chester Springs Creamery click here

Highlands Orchards

Apple picking at Highlands Orchards is an experience you cannot miss. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Shop inside for the freshest local produce and dairy items, baked goods, and locally sourced snacks and merchandise. Donuts are made fresh Tuesday-Sunday. For more information about Highlands Orchards Click here.

Linvilla Orchards

Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories picking your own fruit at Linvilla Orchards. Shop in their bakery for your favorite thanksgiving day treats. For more information about Linvilla Orchards click here

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park offers a wide variety of recreation and environmental education programs. Programs are offered April to November. The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. To learn more about Ridley Creek State Park click here

Stroud Reserve

Looking to connect to the outdoors? Come to Stroud Reserve where the they teach you about caring for nature and plants. For more information about Stroud Reserve click here

Tyler Arboretum Education Center

Tyler Arboretum is a 650-acre tree park has a pinetum & woodland walk. Tyler Arboretum is a delight for nature lovers, birders, botanists, and those who want rediscover the natural world. To learn more about Tyler Arboretum Education Center click here

Art& Culture

West Chester has arts and culture for everyone. From the historical sites, to the ballet there is something for everyone.

American Helicopter Museum

Come enjoy our selection of Helicopters and other aircrafts. Offering regular tours and events. More more information about the American Helicopter Museum click here

Brandywine Ballet

Support the arts and enjoy the classic Nutcracker and other great favorites. Located close to Brinton Suites, the shows are a delight for the whole family. For more information about the Brandywine Ballet click here.  

Brandywine River Museum

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is a museum of regional and American art located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Brandywine Creek. The museum showcases the work of Andrew Wyeth, a major American realist painter, and his family. For more information about the Brandywine River Museum click here 

Delaware Art Museum

Enjoy the traditional art at the Delaware Art Museum Galleries featuring pre-Raphaelite art, Brandywine school illustrators & 9-acre sculpture garden. For more information about the Delaware Art Museum click here

Hagley Museum & Library

Another great garden adventure featuring regional industrial history, including gunpowder mills and the du Pont home. For more information about the Hagley Museum and Library click here

Mt Cuba Astronomical

Check out the kid-oriented astronomy programs and the observatory for night-sky viewings. For more information about the MT Cuba Astronomical click here

Shows & Entertainment

Looking to see the latest show or to experience something new? Check out the shows and entertainment in West Chester.

Movie Tavern Exton

Looking to see the latest movie? Check out the Movie Tavern in Exton. With the great movies and food served while sitting back in comfy chairs you will love coming to the Movie Tavern. More more information about the Movie Tavern click here.

Regal Downingtown & IMAX

Another great option to view the latest movie. Check out Regal and IMAX. For more information about Regal Downingtown & IMAX click here.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Support the arts with many different performances, movies, comedy, and more. Located close to Brinton Suites. For more information about the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center click here


West Chester is a great place to revisit your historical roots. From the Kennett Underground railroad to the Brandywine Battlefield park, there are so many ways to see how life was back in the day.

Brandywine Battlefield Park

Walk in the footsteps of Patriots on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. For more information about Brandywine Battlefield Park click here. 

Brinton 1704 House

Another great history lesson for the family. Check out Brinton 1704 House, a restored stone house built in 1704 featuring period décor and furnishings, open seasonally for tours. For more information about Brinton 1704 House click here

Barns-Brinton House

The Barn Visitors Center is the home of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The facility houses our staff offices, meeting room, museum store and public exhibits. For more information about the Barnes-Brinton House click here

Newlin Grist Mill

Enjoy Newlin Grist Mill history and the 160 acre park. See the working grist mill, over 8 miles of nature trails and public programs. For more information about Newlin Grist Mill click here

The Kennett Underground Railroad

Another great historical place to visit. The Kennett Underground Railroad is located close to Brinton Suites and celebrate the heritage and engage the public about the historic abolitionists, underground railroad agents, and freedom seekers. For more information about the Kennett Underground Railroad click here

DE Museum of Natural History

Cozy, kid-friendly museum featuring dinosaurs, shells, a butterfly garden & interactive exhibits. To learn more about the DE Museum of Natural History click here

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