Philadelphia Museums

Chester, Delaware, Northampton Counties


Philadelphia museums offer lots of fun and cultural experiences for singles, couples or families.

These three counties in southeast Pennsylvania offer a nice selection of  to visit on a fun PA family vacation.

Browse art galleries, visit a grist mill or plantation, view decorative arts collections and more.

You'll be able to find places to visit both kids and adults in the family will enjoy. It's another area where history is alive and well!


Chester County PA

American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd
West Chester PA 19380
610-436-9600
http://www.helicoptermuseum.org
West Chester PA Hotels

Wed-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Historic helicopters
Wharton Esherick Museum wood carving of leaves

Historic Sugartown
692 Sugartown Road
Malvern PA 19355
610-640-2667
http://www.historicsugartown.org
Malvern PA Hotels

  • Late 18th century, early 19th century village
  • Events
  • Historical buildings
  • Tours
  • Educational programs


Wharton Esherick Museum
Horseshoe Lane
Paoli PA 19301
610-644-5822
http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org

Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM, Mon-Fri 10 AM-5 PM

  • Wood sculptor
  • National Historic Landmark
  • 200+ works


Delaware County PA

Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site

Philadelphia museums black cannon in Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site

Chadds Ford PA 19317
610-459-3342
http://www.ushistory.org/brandywine
Chadds Ford PA Hotels

  • Revolutionary War
  • Driving tours
  • Gideon Gilpin House
  • Benjamin Ring House


Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford PA 19317
610-388-2700
www.brandywinemuseum.org

Open 9:30 AM-4:30 PM daily

  • American art
  • Housed in a gristmill from the 19th century
  • Wyeth works
  • Still life, landscape paintings

Christian C Sanderson Museum
1755 Creek Road
Chadds Ford PA 19317
610-388-6545
http://www.sandersonmuseum.org

March-November Sat-Sun 12-4 PM

  • About life in Chadds Ford with American history information
  • Memorabilia and artifacts include the Civil and Revolutionary Wars periods

Widener University Art Collection Museum African pottery plates

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Ridley Creek State Park
Media PA 19063
610-566-1725
http://www.colonialplantation.org
Media PA Hotels

Open weekends mid April through beginning of November

  • 112 acres
  • Revolutionary era period costumes and demonstrations


Newlin Grist Mill
219 South Cheyney Road
Glen Mills PA 19342
610-459-2359
http://www.newlingristmill.org
Glen Mills PA Hotels

8 AM to dusk

  • 150 acre park
  • Water powered mill of the 18th century
  • Educational programs
  • Exhibit
  • Historic water walk
  • Historic buildings

Widener University Art Collection
One University Place
Chester PA 19013
1-888-WIDENER
http://www.widener.edu/about/artgallery
Chester PA Hotels

Tuesdays 10 AM–7 PM, Wed–Sat 10 AM–4:30 PM

  • 18th, 19th and 20th century American, European, Asian paintings and art
  • African pottery
  • Collections include carved figures, vases, lacquerware
  • Comtemporary artist exhibits September-May

Martin Guitar Museum display of 7 classic guitars

Northampton County PA

Martin Guitar Museum
510 Sycamore St
Nazareth PA
610-759-2837
http://www.martinguitar.com/visit/museum.html

Mon-Fri 8 AM-5 PM

  • Music history
  • Guitar displays
  • Factory tours


Moravian Historical Society
214 E Center Street
Nazareth PA 18064
610-759-5070
http://www.moravianhistoricalsociety.org/exhibits.php

Mon-Fri 1-4 PM

  • Exhibits include music, decorative arts

National Canal Museum
30 Centre Square
Easton PA 18042
610-559-6613
http://www.canals.org
Easton PA Hotels

Tues-Fri 9:30 AM-3 PM, Sat 9:30 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
Memorial Day to Labor Day - Mon-Sat 9:30 AM-5 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM

  • Historic towpath canals
  • Interactive exhibits

Enjoy your day at one of the Philadelphia museums when you visit the 3 counties on a fun getaway vacation!






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