700 West Uwchlan Avenue
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: (610) 594-4770
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Arts & Museums
This museum is a must-see for aviation buffs, as well as those with an interest in military history. With 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes, the American Helicopter Museum has a well-rounded collection of impressive machines, including the V-22 Osprey. If you're looking for a thrill, try the 6-8 minute helicopter ride - USD35.00 per person. If you prefer the safety of land, stop into the library and browse the many historic documents and artifacts on display. Finish your trip with a stop at the gift shop, where you're sure to find that one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Discover the exciting stories of local history through changing exhibits, an interactive hands-on gallery and state of the art research facilities.
Visitors can learn all about American history and Chester County history during the Colonial States era at the Chester County Historical Society.There are several historical artifacts available for display and research at the Historical Society, including newspapers that date back to the late 1700s. There are several other exhibits, all of which pertain to Chester County's long and rich history as a colonial town. For more specific details regarding current events, refer to the website.
Art gallery featuring local artists and also items from around the world including pottery, oil on canvas paintings, encaustic paintings, drums, handcrafted jewelry, sculptures, rocks and much more.
Occupying the former residence of Christian C. Anderson, a renowned public figure in Chadds Ford, this eponymous museum showcases the rich private collection he amassed during his lifetime as a musician, poet, historian, teacher and much more. Despite being a fairly modest space, the eight-room museum showcases a treasure-trove of intriguing artifacts and Americana. Prominent exhibits at the museum include artifacts from the two world wars, artwork by N. C. Wyeth and autographs by renowned historical figures. Check website for more.
A museum of regional and American art, housed in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is well-known for its collection of three generations of Wyeths and American illustration, landscape painting, and still life.
One of the most renowned museums in the region, the Brandywine River Museum houses some great pieces of art representing the American culture. Take part in the various tours, exhibitions, educational programs and events held here to get a better understanding of American art and culture.
Follow the trail, meet the people, hear the legends and learn the facts about the "trackless trail" known as the Underground Railroad at the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, which seeks to identify and preserve buildings, artifacts, and documents associated with the Underground Railroad to educate present and future generations.
The esteemed Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is also referred to as the Media Armory. Constructed in 1908, this armory has been now transformed into a museum that opened in 2005. It chronicles and provides insight into the important battles in the history of United States. Check website for more details.
Near Tyler Arboretum, this living history museum depicts life on a working 1770's Pennsylvania farm. The Plantation is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Educational tours and workshops are available throughout the year.
The Winterthur Museum is an old house that used to be inhabited by Henry Francis du Pont. Located on the Country Estate, there are over 150 rooms in the house that are beautifully maintained. The house is decorated with artifacts that he collected over the years as well as items added after he died. Tastefully laid out, the house has 85,000 pieces of priceless artifacts that include paintings, furniture, artwork and lots more in the galleries at the house. It is also home to the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens. You can also take a self-guided tour around the vast estate. Call ahead for more details.
The Delaware Museum Of Natural History is the only museum of its kind in the state, and was opened for the first time in 1972. Hosting over 700,000 visitors each year, the stupendous collections are from all the continents. Whether it's a jaguar that interests you or mollusks, birds eggs, dinosaur remains, paleontology, coral reefs or shells, you're sure to come across it here. Outreach programs encourage adults and kids to participate and enjoy the nature trails, walking tours and workshops. Check website for more information on their permanent and temporary exhibits.