Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway

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  • Longwood Gardens Conservatory

    Thousands of colorful chrysanthemums fill the Longwood Gardens Conservatory during the Chrysanthemum Festival.

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  • "String of Pearls" Sycamore Trees Along Route 52

    This seven-mile stretch of sycamore trees lining Route 52 are popularly known as the "String of Pearls" that P.S. du Pont planted for his wife Alice.

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  • Point-to-Point Antique Carriage Parade

    Held every May at Winterthur, Point-to-Point draws crowds of over 20,000 people and hosts events including horse racing and a parade.

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  • Hagley Museum, the First du Pont Family Home

    A tour gets ready to explore the Hagley Museum, the site of the first du Pont family home and garden in America.

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  • Buckley's Tavern in Centreville on Route 52

    The historic district of Centreville Village is located along the Byway on Route 52. The Nichols-Chandler house in the photo is known to most people as Buckley's Tavern.

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  • Cherubs at Nemours Garden in Wilmington, Delaware

    This nameless statue can be found at the Nemours "Sunken Garden," designed by Alfred Victor du Pont on the 300-acre country estate.

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  • Brandywine River Park in Wilmington

    On a warm summer's day, two people stroll along a tree-lined pedestrian path next to the Brandywine River in Brandywine River Park in Wilmington.

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  • Lantern and Brickwork at Rodney Square

    In Rodney Square, a tree is framed by circular brickwork and lanterns.

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  • Visitor Strolls the Pinetum Path at Winterthur

    On a clear day, Winterthur's Pinetum Path creates the perfect atmosphere for a stroll.

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  • Hotel du Pont in Downtown Wilmington

    The massive, luxurious Hotel du Pont can be found in the center of Downtown Wilmington near the Cesar Rodney Statue.

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  • Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum Next to Hagley Museum

    To the west of the entrance to Hagley Museum is the Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum.

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  • Bridge and Quarry Garden at Winterthur

    A bridge and thriving greenery surround the Quarry Garden at the Winterthur Estate.

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  • Azaleas at Winterthur

    Blooming azaleas grace the Winterthur Estate.

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  • Cesar Rodney Statue in Downtown Wilmington

    Easily found in downtown Wilmington, the Cesar Rodney Statue is considered the centerpiece of the city, and the best place to catch one of the city buses.

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  • Presbyterian Central Church in Wilmington

    This Presbyterian Central Church meetinghouse features a labyrinth.

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  • Stone Bridge Over the Brandywine River

    In Brandywine River Park, people stroll over the lower pedestrian bridge while the upper stone bridge is reflected in the clear water of the Brandywine River.

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  • Sundial Garden at Winterthur

    The sun reflects off of a large sundial at Winterthur.

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  • Enchanted Woods' Tulip Tree House at Winterthur

    Children play in the Tulip Tree House in Winterthur's Enchanted Woods garden.

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  • Bridge at Brandywine River Park

    In Brandywine River Park, people stroll over the lower pedestrian bridge while the upper stone bridge is reflected in the clear water of the Brandywine River.

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  • Enchanted Woods' Fairy Ring at Winterthur

    Winterthur's Enchanted Woods features a Fairy Ring for storytelling.

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  • Old Presbyterian Church Near Winterthur

    Just west of the entrance to Winterthur sits this red brick Presbyterian church.

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  • Heron at Brandywine River Park

    An elegant heron enjoys the trees' shade on a rock in the Brandywine River.

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  • Stonework and Canal at Hagley Museum Entrance

    Magnificent stonework is typical of the architecture at Hagley Museum.

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  • Old Presbyterian Church and Graveyard

    An aged graveyard rests on the grounds of the old Presbyterian church house.

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  • Enchanted Woods' Fairy Flower Labyrinth at Winterthur

    A visitor strolls the Fairy Flower Labyrinth in the Enchanted Woods garden at Winterthur.

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  • Enchanted Woods' Frog Hollow at Winterthur

    Young girls play with the water at Frog Hollow in Winterthur's Enchanted Woods garden.

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  • Mushrooms in the Peony Garden at Winterthur

    Little mushrooms sprout in the Peony Garden at the Winterthur Estate.

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  • Autumn Walk in the Longwood Gardens

    This photo depicts the magnificence and beauty of the gardens at Longwood on a mild autumn day.

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  • Aerial View of Nemours Mansion and Gardens

    This 300-acre estate is comprised of the Nemours Mansion, flourishing gardens, and magnificent fountains.

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  • The Hotel du Pont Green Room

    The Green Room at the historic Hotel du Pont provides an elegant dining atmosphere for its patrons.

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  • Winterthur, an American Country Estate

    Beautiful azaleas bloom on the grounds of the Winterthur Estate, the seven-story former home of Henry Francis du Pont.

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  • Christmas at the Hagley Museum

    Pictured here is a staircase decorated for the Hagley Christmas tour in this former du Pont family home located at Hagley Museum.

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  • Shell at Delaware Museum of Natural History

    Two girls pose inside symmetrical shells.

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  • Brandywine Valley Byway Seen from Goodstay Mansion and Gardens

    The Goodstay Mansion and Gardens provide a beautiful view of the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway along Route 52.

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  • Historic Stone and Frame Barn on Route 52

    Surrounded by greenery, this stone and frame bank barn can be seen from Route 52 just south of Centreville.

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  • Hagley Car Show at the Hagley Museum

    This photo shows E. Paul du Pont's Model G featured at the popular Hagley Car Show.

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  • Hagley Mill Race on the Brandywine River

    The Hagley Mill Race, used to generate power for the original DuPont powder mills on the Brandywine River, is located on over 230 acres preserved at the Hagley Museum and Library.

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  • Brandywine Creek State Park from Route 100

    Brandywine Creek State Park has rolling hills, miles of trails, forests, fields, meadows, and the beautiful Brandywine Creek. Some of the best views overlooking the Brandywine Valley can be seen from here.

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  • Inn at Montchanin Village On Route 100

    Along with its beautiful entrance garden, the historic Inn at Montchanin Village offers the gentle comfort and beauty of a restored 19th Century hamlet.

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  • Hedge Rows and Horse Jumps at Winterthur

    Permanently preserved as part of a conservation easement, Winterthur's distinct landscape features historic Osage Orange hedge rows and horse jumps used for the Point-to-Point horse racing event.

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  • Gibraltar Mansion and Gardens on Route 52

    This early 20th Century du Pont garden estate built in 1909 features landscaped gardens designed by Marian Cruger Coffin.

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  • Route 100 Country Road in Centreville, Delaware

    This is a typical section of Route 100, the winding, rural country road also known as Montchanin Road. It has remained largely unchanged as a narrow, two-lane country road following the hilly piedmont terrain.

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  • Stone and Frame Barn Post September 11, 2001

    This historic stone and frame bank barn, seen from Route 52, displays the American flag, hung after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC.

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  • Wayfinding Sign for Brandywine Valley Attractions

    This is one of the 50 wayfinding signs directing travelers to various Brandywine Valley attractions along the Byway. The signs begin in Wilmington and extend to the Byway attractions in Pennsylvania.

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  • Row of Historic Linden Trees on Route 52

    These eighty-year-old historic Linden trees on the right side of the road going north can be seen near Centreville village.

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  • Aerial View of Route 100 and Winterthur Train Station

    The beautiful Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway rolling hills and country-side, often referred to as Chateau Country, is home to the historic Winterthur Train Station.

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  • East Entrance to Winterthur from Route 100

    This striking view of the open and pastoral landscape along Route 100 may be seen near the east entrance to Winterthur.

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  • Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church and Cemetery

    The Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church is one of the many historic properties along the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway.

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  • Oberod Estate Near Centreville Village

    This lush landscape, complete with rolling meadows and massive rows of White Pines, is found on the Oberod Estate just north of Centreville.

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  • Osage Orange Hedge at Winterthur

    The Osage Orange, a rarity and a historic hedge, runs the entire length of the Winterthur property along Route 52 .

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  • Suburban to Rural Transition Along Route 52

    This aerial view of the Byway depicts the transition from the suburban stretches to the rural landscape along the length of the Byway.

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  • "Elegant Entertaining" at the Winterthur Mansion

    At Winterthur Mansion, the former home of Henry Francis du Pont, tour groups view Winterthur's "Elegant Entertaining" activity.

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  • Garden Fair at Winterthur

    Garden Fair, held at Winterthur, is the only garden show and sale of its kind in the United States.

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  • Brandywine River Museum at Historic Grist Mill

    At the historic grist mill along the banks of the Brandywine River, three generations of the Wyeths' art are displayed at the Brandywine River Museum.

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  • Brandywine River Canoeing, Kayaking, and Tubing

    Canoe, kayak, and tubing trips down the Brandywine River are popular recreational activites.

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  • Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware

    This photograph of the Delaware Art Museum represents its old facade on Kentmere Parkway.

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  • Rodney Square, Caesar Rodney Statue, and Hotel du Pont

    Located in downtown Wilmington, Rodney Square is the civic center for the city. The statue of Caesar Rodney is a dominant feature of the square, and the Hotel du Pont is nearby.

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  • Bikers Along the Brandywine River

    Many bikers enjoy the Bike and Hike activity at Hagley Museum on the Brandywine River's off-road paths.

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  • Chateau Country, a Spectacular Brandywine Valley Landscape

    The Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway gently cuts through the rolling hills of the piedmont landscape along Route 52 looking toward Route 100 at Winterthur between Greenville and Centreville, Delaware.

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