When you make your trip down to see us this September, be sure to take time to stop in and see some of the nearby world-class attractions. Longwood Gardens is just a few minutes away from downtown Kennett Square. Call 610-388-1000 for scheduled events, fees and information. Winterthur Museum, The Brandywine River Museum and the Brandywine Battlefield Park are some of the many popular local sites that you won’t want to miss. In addition to the attractions listed above one can also find information on golf, outdoor activities, arts and entertainment, dining, shopping and family fun by contacting any of the organizations listed below.
New for 2017 — Old Kennett Meeting House will be open for tours on September 9 and 10, 10 AM to 4 PM.
Old Kennett is one of the most intact Quaker meeting houses of the early Colonial area. Dating to 1710, it saw the first shots of the Battle of the Brandywine, and was the focus of most of the Abolitionist Movement of the early 19th Century. Twice it hosted the National Anti-Slavery Conference, and held meetings for speakers such as Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, James Whittier, and Frederick Douglas. After the Civil War, activism shifted to women’s rights and education for Native Americans and newly emancipated slaves in the South.
Old Kennett Meeting House is located at 1109 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA (Route 1 south). Enter through Kendal driveway, and make the first right.
More at the Old Kennett Meeting website
Contact The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (610-444-0774) and the Brandywine Valley Tourist Information Center (484-770-8550) for more information on local historical sites, tours and museums.
For information about attractions and lodgings further a field, take a look at these websites.