Side Trips from Philadelphia Feature

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Brandywine River Museum: The work of iconic American painter Andrew Wyeth, as well as that of his illustrator father, N. C. Wyeth, and son, Jamie, is celebrated at this museum.

Longwood Gardens: The internationally renowned gardens and conservatories are worth a visit any time of the year.

From farm to table: Enjoy a gourmet lunch in the homey Talula's Table in Kennett Square or stock up on provisions for a picnic lunch or supper.

American History lesson: Valley Forge, the site of the American revolutionary force's difficult encampment in the winter of 1777, is now a lovely park with miles of walking and jogging trails.

One man's treasure: The collection of American furniture and objects amassed by Henry Francis du Pont at Winterthur offers a window on the nation's past through design.

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