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Weekend Getaway in the Brandywine Valley
Donated by:
Buccini/Polin Group
Brandywine River Museum
Delaware Art Museum
Hagley Museum and Library
Longwood Gardens
Value: $435.95
Opening Bid: $

Item Description
Explore the history and culture of the Brandywine River Valley with a great weekend getaway including a 2 night stay at Buccini/Polin Group The Residences properties, and tickets to Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum and Library and Longwood Gardens. 

The Brandywine River winds from Southeastern Pennsylvania into Delaware carving out the beautiful rolling hills and valleys that are the landmarks of the Brandywine Valley. The Valley is where the Battle of Brandywine was fought, where the Du Pont's made their fortunes, built a company, and their mansions and gardens at Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley and Nemours that attract millions of visitors from around the world.

It's where Howard Pyle was born and established his Brandywine School of American illustration that helped to shape the works of Frank Schoonover, N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and others. It's where three generations of Wyeths have painted and documented the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford. And where today, tradition, history, innovation, art and discovery keep company.

About the Package
Buccini/Polin Group: A weekend stay (2 nights/1 room) at either The Residences at Center City or The Residences at Rodney Square.  The Residences provide upscale, fully furnished apartments. They are located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware.  Based on availability

Brandywine River Museum:
4 tickets to the Museum.  Exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.  Not valid during Memorial Day Weekend or annual Antiques Show.  Does not include admission to Kuerner Farm and N.C. Wyeth House and Studio

Delaware Art Museum:
2 family passes for admission (2 adults and up to 4 children).  The Delaware Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit arts organization. It is supported by earned and contributed income and is not owned or controlled by the State of Delaware. The Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Hagley Museum and Library:
2 passes for admission, including lunch at the Belin House Organic Cafe and "Impression of Hagley" souvenir book.  Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.

Longwood Gardens: 2 passes for admission.  In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the Peirce Arboretum to save its trees from being cut for lumber. Over the next nearly half century, Mr. du Pont developed Longwood Gardens into what it is today, a magnificent horticultural showplace.  We invite you to visit Longwood Gardens, which now encompasses 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Enjoy over 11,000 types of plants, more fountains than any other garden in the US, educational and visitor programming, and over 400 performances a year. 

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