Wilmington, DE (via Philadelphia): As Distinguished as a Du Pont, As Winsome as a Wyeth
Spend the weekend in the stomping grounds of two of America’s most prominent families.
Jet to Philadelphia this weekend and take a leisurely drive into the valley where one famous family built its fortune in gunpowder mills, another its reputation through paintings of rural landscapes. But what the du Ponts and the Wyeths have in common, besides their prestige, is a love for the Brandywine River Valley, just outside of Wilmington.
Begin your journey with dinner in the grand Hotel du Pont’s Brandywine Room. In an elegant, intimate setting, you’ll nosh on Crab Imperial beneath original N.C. Wyeth artwork.
Head into the Brandywine Valley where you can see more Wyeth originals at the Brandywine River Museum, and maybe even run into an actual Wyeth, as Andrew still lives in the Valley and stops in from time to time.
No trip would be complete without a stop at the du Pont Longwood Gardens, where over 11,000 flowers and plants bloom. As you watch fireworks explode over the main fountain, you’ll see why some of the world’s richest and most aesthetically-demanding families choose to call this place home.
Note: This package includes a flight to Philadelphia, the nearest major airport to Wilmington. We recommend a rental car for the approximate 40-minute drive.
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