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
West Chester PA Hotels

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

  • Historic helicopters

Historic Sugartown
692 Sugartown Road
Malvern PA 19355
Malvern PA Hotels

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

Wharton Esherick Museum
Horseshoe Lane
Paoli PA 19301

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


Chadds Ford PA 19317
Chadds Ford PA Hotels

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

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford PA 19317

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

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

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Ridley Creek State Park
Media PA 19063
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
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
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

Northampton County PA

Martin Guitar Museum
510 Sycamore St
Nazareth PA

Mon-Fri 8 AM-5 PM

  • Music history
  • Guitar displays
  • Factory tours

Moravian Historical Society
214 E Center Street
Nazareth PA 18064

Mon-Fri 1-4 PM

  • Exhibits include music, decorative arts

National Canal Museum
30 Centre Square
Easton PA 18042
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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