Chester County’s Brandywine Valley has a hot summer with lots to do and see

There’s always plenty to do in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, and this summer is no exception.

A good place to start is the Brandywine Valley Visitor Information Center, adjacent to the Longwood Gardens.

Staff are always available to help with loads of information on things to do and see.

The visitor center is also the starting point for the Kennett Underground Railroad Tour.

Now until the fall, monthly tours can be taken by bus, self-guided or private.

Featured stops are those that played a key role in Kennett Square’s extensive involvement with the abolitionist movement during the slavery era and beyond.

At the Brandywine River Art Museum, a new exhibit titled ‘Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black’ presents oversized photographs of what the artist imagined the flight of African Americans to be. slaves as they moved along the underground rail network.

Also on show throughout the summer is ‘Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America’.

The works of self-taught artists like Horace Pippin show how many artists without formal training were able to diversify the elite art world of the time.

The permanent collections are also fascinating, with many local Wyeth artist families exhibiting year-round.

The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville was built in 1903, and recently expanded with two additional theaters and a large new franchise stand.

While movies of all time are always up and running, the theater is also the venue for the annual ‘Blobfest’ on the second weekend of July, as well as a variety of musical and comedy acts throughout. five.

For some flying fun, try the first annual Philly Balloon and Music Festival weekend on July 4. The festival grounds in Glenmoor, Pennsylvania will feature hot air balloon rides, as well as music music, food, beer, wine and activities.

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