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Kennett Square DE
~8.74 miles from Downingtown city center
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Longwood Gardens, a showcase of beautiful horticulture, was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont in 1906. This world-renowned display has over 1,000 acres of flowers, ornate fountains, Italian water gardens, flourishing meadows, interpretive displays, and gorgeous exhibits.
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
114 W State St Kennett Square PA
~10.26 miles from Downingtown city center
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Kennett Square is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is known as the Mushroom Capital of the World because mushroom farming in the region produces over a million pounds of mushrooms a year. To celebrate this heritage, Kennett Square has an annual Mushroom Festival, where the town shuts down to have a parade, tour mushroom farms, and buy and sell food and other goods. It is also home to the corporate headquarters of Genesis HealthCare which administers elderly care facilities. Its population was 5,273 at the 2000 census.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
~11.11 miles from Downingtown city center
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Philadelphia, the capital of the newly formed nation, was the goal of British General Howe during the campaign of 1777. The British approached Philadelphia from the Chesapeake, landing at Head of Elk, Maryland (present day Elkton).As the British began their march toward the city, Washington and the people of Philadelphia were confident that the British could be stopped. Washington chose the high ground in the area of Chadds Ford to defend against the British advance. Chadds Ford allowed safe passage across the Brandywine River on the road from Baltimore to Philadelphia.On the morning of September 9th Washington placed his troops along the Brandywine River to guard the main fords. By placing detachments of troops at Pyle's Ford — the southernmost possible crossing of the river — and...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
692 Sugartown Rd Malvern PA - 610-647-4419
~11.35 miles from Downingtown city center
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Historic Sugartown, located in Willistown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is a rural crossroads village dating from the late 18th century.Sugartown was a typical crossroads village that provided goods and services required by the surrounding farm community. Its central location in Willistown Township made it a favored place for political and social organizations to hold meetings in the schoolhouse, tavern, and community hall located there.Since the buildings have remained largely intact, the village provides an exceptional example of a self-sufficient community of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tours of the restored bank barn, Quaker farm house, general store, and book bindery are available year-round for groups of 10 people or more; advance registration is requi...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Wintherthur Museum and Country Estate
~14.39 miles from Downingtown city center
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Winterthur Museum and Country Estate is an American estate and museum in Winterthur, Delaware, now housing one of the most important collections of Americana in the country. It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist. Until recently, it was known as the "Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum".In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and 19th-century European country houses. The younger du Pont added to the home many times thereafter, eventually moving to a smaller house on the estate when the main building became a public museum in 1951.Winterthur is situated on 979 acres (4 km²), near Brandywine Creek, with 60 acres (0.2 km²) of natural...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Mt. Cuba Center
~14.75 miles from Downingtown city center
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Mt. Cuba Center 630 acres (255 ha) is a non-profit botanical garden and historical preserve located on Barley Mill Road in Greenville, Delaware, near Wilmington, USA in the gently rolling hills of the Delaware Piedmont. It preserves rural pastures and fields, protects local forests, and includes various woodland wildflower gardens and formal landscapes, and its woodland gardens produce some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the mid-Atlantic region. The Center is open to the public for a fee, but admission must be arranged in advance.Mt. Cuba's well-documented plant collection is focused on the study of Delaware Piedmont flora, with well over 4,600 accessions representing more than 1,800 taxa, of which roughly 75% are of Piedmont origin. Horticultural research focuses on ...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Brandywine Creek State Park
~14.98 miles from Downingtown city center
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Brandywine Creek State Park is a state park, located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Wilmington, Delaware along the Brandywine Creek. Open year-round, it is 933 acres (378 ha) in area and, before becoming a state park in 1965, was a dairy farm owned by the DuPont family. It contains the first two nature preserves in Delaware.Fourteen miles of trails run the park, the longest being the Rocky Run Trail and the Greenways Trail. Brandywine Creek has a large population of bass, and Wilson's Run is known for its trout. Nearby parks include White Clay Creek State Park, Wilmington State Parks and Bellevue State Park.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave Oaks PA - (484) 754-3976
~16.24 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Hagley Museum and Library
~16.87 miles from Downingtown city center
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The Hagley Museum exhibits history from the early years of the du Pont family and corporation in the Brandywine Valley. It features the original du Pont mills, estate and gardens. The museum opened in 1957. The Hagley Museum and Library extends over 235 acres (0.95 km²) along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. Exhibits and demonstrations showcase the connections between early industrial technology and early American history. The Hagley Museum also exhibits personal stories of the people who worked for the DuPont Company in the nineteenth century, how they lived, and how their lifestyles changed during a century in tune with new machinery and new production methods in their workplace.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Alapocas Woods Park
~17.26 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Valley Forge PA
~17.28 miles from Downingtown city center
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Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War.The site of the encampment became a Pennsylvania State Park in 1893 and, on the 4th of July, 1976, it became Valley Forge National Historical Park. The modern park features historical and recreated buildings and structures; memorials; and a newly renovated visitor center, which shows a short film and has several exhibits. A chapel was built in 1903 as a memorial to George Washington. An adjoining carillon of 58 bells represents all U.S. states and territories. It resides in a tower built by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Other park amenities include walking and bicycle trails. The park supports around 1000 deer which can be see...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
~17.45 miles from Downingtown city center
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The Rockford Park District was formed in 1909 and is governed by an elected five-member board of commissioners who serve six-year terms without compensation. It is the second largest municipal park system in Illinois, serving the communities of Rockford, Illinois, including Loves Park, Cherry Valley, New Milford, and adjacent unincorporated areas of Boone and Winnebago Counties. The District serves a population of 208,132 with 84,083 households residing within the Park District boundaries. The Rockford Park District has twice been awarded the prestigious National Gold Medal for excellence in parks and recreation management, and is a Distinguished Agency, professionally accredited for high standards and superior services.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Delaware Art Museum
~17.75 miles from Downingtown city center
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A cold gray evening in the early winter of 1912 saw the gathering of a small, diverse group of Delaware residents. Some were artists; others were entrepreneurs and businessmen and women of Wilmington; all were good friends of Howard Pyle.Howard Pyle, who had put Wilmington on the artistic map with his inspired and impassioned teachings and dedication to his vision of illustration, was dead at the age of 58. Pyle died unexpectedly in November 1911 while on a trip to Italy with his family. Left behind were a legion of grieving students, friends, and admirers.Howard Pyle at work This gathering of saddened friends decided, on that winter night, that something must be done to honor the memory of the artist and teacher who had touched them all so deeply. This group of Pyle’s s...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Trilogy Park BMX
75 West King Street Pottstown PA
~17.81 miles from Downingtown city center
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Trilogy Park is a BMX, Inline, and Skate Board park located in Pottstown, PA. The park is currently in the first steps of Phase One. Phase One includes the clean-up and construction of an NBL BMX race track. As we complete key steps in this first phase we will update the website with that info. Please feel free to check out the website for the latest on the park or email them. - Trilogy Park Track Address75 West King StreetPottstown, PA 19464
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
3146 Sanatoga Road Pottstown PA
~17.88 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Delaware County Institute
11 Veterans Sq Media PA - 610-566-5126
~17.91 miles from Downingtown city center
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The Delaware County Institute of Science was formed on September 21, 1833 as an association at first of only five individuals; namely George Miller, Minshall Painter, John Miller, George Smith, M.D., and John Cassin. These friends were interested in sciences and natural history.When membership increased it became necessary for the Institute to obtain real estate and an application was made to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for corporate privileges, which were granted on the 8th of February, 1836. A "hall of modest pretensions was built in Upper Providence in 1837 at which the members continued to hold their meetings until after the middle of the 1800's" (From George Smith's "History of Delaware County, published by this Institute in 1862.)In 1850 when Media was incorporated as a...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Rd. King of Prussia PA
~18.09 miles from Downingtown city center
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The East Coast's Premier Shopping Destination. King of Prussia Mall offers the most discriminating shopper an endless selection of luxury department stores, etc.The King of Prussia Mall is the the largest shopping mall on the East Coast of the United States, and largest shopping mall in the United States of America in terms of leasable retail space.The two-building conglomeration is also arguably America's largest shopping complex at one location. It is located in King of Prussia, an area within Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Philadelphia Premium Outlets
18 Lightcap Road Limerick PA - (610) 495-9000
~18.43 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Radnor Valley Country Club
Villanova PA - (610) 688-9450
~18.62 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
1300 Eagle Rd wayne PA - (610) 341-5800
~18.65 miles from Downingtown city center
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Eastern University is a private university in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, United States affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, with an interdenominational student body.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
601 E Main St Collegeville PA - (610) 409-3000
~19.30 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
601 E Main St Collegeville PA - (610) 409-3000
~19.30 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Burton Brown Winchester Park
~19.39 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Grand Opera House
~19.46 miles from Downingtown city center
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The Grand Opera House (often called The Grand) is an 1,208 seat theater for the performing arts in Wilmington, Delaware. Established in 1871, the Grand was designed in Second Empire style by Baltimore architect Thomas Dixon and built by the Delaware Grand Lodge, incorporating symbolism from Freemasonry into the cast-iron facade.Historically, the Grand hosted a variety of operas, symphonies, Victorian melodramas, minstrel shows, burlesque, vaudeville, and other exhibitions, including performers such as Ethel Barrymore, "Buffalo Bill" Cody and John Philip Sousa. For most of the twentieth century the Grand was operated exclusively as a movie theater, run by Warner Brothers from 1930 and eventually closing in 1967. It was reopened four years later and returned to programming emphasizing clas...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Delaware Theater Company
~19.74 miles from Downingtown city center
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200 Water StWilmington, DE 19801302-594-1100http://www.delawaretheatre.orgThe Delaware Theater Company is a professional theater company, that puts on a season of plays that are a mix of the classical and contemporary.
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Daniel S. Frawley Stadium
~19.83 miles from Downingtown city center
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Daniel S. Frawley Stadium is a stadium in Wilmington, Delaware. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball team. The park was originally known as Legends Stadium when it was built in 1993. It was renamed in 1994 for Wilmington mayor Daniel S. Frawley, who had pushed for a return of the Blue Rocks. The field is named separately for Judy Johnson, a local Negro league baseball star.
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Maple Grove Raceway
~19.87 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
800 E Lancaster Ave Villanova PA - (610) 519-4500
~19.91 miles from Downingtown city center
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|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Old Swedes Church
~20.00 miles from Downingtown city center
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Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church , founded in 1677, and built between 1697 and 1700, is a historic church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Gloria Dei is the oldest church in Pennsylvania and second oldest Swedish church in the United States after Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes) in Wilmington, Delaware. Swedish pioneers of New Sweden were the first to settle the area in 1646. An existing blockhouse at Wicaco, (now South Philadelphia) had been renovated for worship in 1677 and used until the present church (built beginning in 1697) was consecrated on the First Sunday after Trinity, July 2, 1700. A fire destroyed many of the church records in 1740. Colonial painter Gustavus Hesselius was a member here.In 1703, Gloria Dei was the site of the first regular Lutheran ordination in the Western ...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Downingtown|
Fort Christina Park
~20.09 miles from Downingtown city center
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Fort Christina (later renamed Fort Altena) was the first Swedish settlement in North America and the principal settlement of the New Sweden colony. Built in 1638 and named after Queen Christina of Sweden, it was located approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) east of the present downtown Wilmington, Delaware, at the confluence of the Brandywine Creek and the Christina River, approximately 2 mi (3 km) upstream from the mouth of the Christina on the Delaware River. It was the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.