R5 Where to Stay, Eat and Explore in the Brandywine Valley

STAY — Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast (West Chester, PA 800-505-3233; faunbrook.com) is a circa- 1860 grand manor with seven rooms including two suites. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fairville Inn Bed & Breakfast (Chadds Ford, PA 610-388-5900; fairvilleinn.com) has three lodging options—the Main House, Carriage House, and Springhouse—spread over five acres.

EAT — Dilworthtown Inn (West Chester, PA 610-399-1390; dilworthtown.com), is an authentically restored 1780s tavern, lit by gas lamps, candles, and fireplaces. Don’t miss their mushroom soup. Or pop into Philly for dinner at Moshulu (215-923-2500; moshulu.com), a grand four-masted ship docked permanently on Penn’s Landing serving contemporary American.

EXPLORE — Wind your way over picturesque back country roads to the Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford PA 610-388-2700; brandywinemuseum.org), a Civil War-era grist mill block transformed into a modern museum renowned for its collection of art by three generations of the Wyeth Family; catch a shuttle to visit Andrew Wyeth’s recently renovated, and reopened, studio.  Chaddsford Winery (Chads Ford, PA 610-388-6221; chaddsford.com) offers tours and tastings of a full range of wines, from light and fruity to rich and earthy.

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