While Winterthur just north of Wilmington, Delaware, may be best known as the former country estate of Henry Francis DuPont and its astounding collection of more than 85,000 American (or at least used in America) antiques from the 17th through 19th centuries, the extensive gardens of the estate hold a nice surprise for little ones. The Enchanted Woods, located just beyond the March Bank, which is itself in full bloom right now, houses a fairytale cottage and furniture just the right size for little imaginations. If you have the kids in tow (and even if you don’t), be sure to stop here and play awhile.
Read more about a spring getaway to Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley in my latest travel article “Brandywine in Bloom” in the March issue of Baltimore Magazine.
Stay tuned for the scoop on the one Brandywine Museum you shouldn’t visit…at least if you’re an unexpected journalist like me!