Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway

Some of the most beautiful scenery and historically significant sites in the Mid-Atlantic lie nestled in a quiet and unassuming corner of Delaware. Starting at Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE, and following Route 52 and Route 100 to Kennett Square, PA, the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway tells the story of the road intertwined with the story of the DuPont family, whose legacy left us with sprawling estates, world renowned gardens, extraordinary art collections, libraries, museums, hotels, education centers, and cultural institutions. Nearly 100 years later, that same landscape inspired the Brandywine School of Art, a uniquely American style of illustration that emphasizes the natural environment influencing painters like N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, and Norman Rockwell. This unforgettable journey through vibrant, pedestrian-friendly villages and the gentle rolling hits of the Brandywine Valley landscape is a true Delaware original. No other corridor in Delaware so clearly and directly depicts the relationship between transportation, the regional economy, culture, and the story of this very famous family who changed the course of American history, several times over.  With an unparalleled concentration of historic sites, magnificent estates, and glorious gardens, the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway in Delaware abounds with visions of the vanished centuries waiting to be explored.

Visions of Brandywine's Vanished Centuries

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