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Treasure Trail Passport

From fountains that soar high into the air to a unique exhibit of high-end forgeries and fakes the 2017 Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport offers you the very best Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley has to offer. The following are just a few of the new and unique experiences found along this treasure trail of history, culture and gardens.

Return of Longwood Gardens' Main Fountain Garden
Longwood Main Fountain (Preview Image)Passport holders can experience the grand return of the the Longwood Gardens' Main Fountain Garden as it springs back to life after a two-year, $90-million revitalization. Part of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood's Main Fountain Garden will debut on May 27, 2017 and include an array of programming such as daily fountain shows, tours, concerts and special fireworks & fountain shows. Learn More

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Winter by Andrew WyethBegining June 24, 2017 and running through September 17, 2017 is one of the area's most highly anticipated exhibits of the year - Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect. Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Wyeth's birth, more than 100 of the artist's finest paintings, selected from various museums and private collections, will be on Display at the Brandywine Review Museum of Art. Learn More

The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner at the Delaware Art Museum
Mac Connor Hold on TightThis comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner created advertising campaigns for a variety of products during the decade when the advertising industry was at its height and centered on Madison Avenue. His illustrations for leading women’s magazines such as Redbook and McCall’s animated a wide range of popular literature, from romantic fiction and detective stories, to topics of import such as Cold War anxiety and juvenile delinquency. His work is a “time capsule” of an era when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.
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Newly-Renovated Delaware History Museum and All-new Mitchell
Center for African American Heritage

African American Heritage CenterThe Delaware History Museum started as a Woolworth’s Department Store in downtown Wilmington dating back to the 1940’s. Today the art-deco building has evolved into one of the most interesting educational attractions in all of Delaware and houses the newly completed Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. The purpose of the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage is to collect, preserve, research, and present the history and heritage of Delaware’s African American community. Learn More

du Pont Family Ancestral Home & Garden at Hagley Museum
Hagley MuseumHigh on a bank of the Brandywine River overlooking the original powder mills, E. I. du Pont, founder of the DuPont Company, built his home. For almost a century the Georgian-style home and surrounding complex of buildings and gardens served as the center of family and business life. Five generations of du Pont family members lived in the house since it’s completion in 1803, each leaving their mark. Today you will see it much as it was when the last family member lived there, filled with furnishings and collections of American folk art, alongside treasured family pieces and items brought with the family from France when they left in 1799.
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Mt. Cuba Center's New Garden Shows Off Native Plants in a Formal Setting
Mt Cuba CenterExperience the full bloom and colors of a new planting design that retains the original Marian Coffin foundations to demonstrate the beauty and utility of native plants in a formal setting. The South Garden, originally designed by Coffin in 1949, displays a native plant color palette that progresses throughout the seasons and reflects the warm tones of the bricks in the walls and paths of the garden area. Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the environments that sustain them. Learn More

In the Dark at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Delaware Museum of Natural History, Exterior, NightThe dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals to adapt to ecosystems like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground. Since prehistoric times, humans have sought to find utility in darkness, and have invented ways to acclimate to dark conditions. Visiting In the Dark, guests experience and explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas and lifelike models. In the Dark is on display June 24 - September 4, 2017. Learn More

Treasures on Trial at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryRecent forgery scandals in the art world have captured headlines around the world, raising questions about the authenticity of art, antiques, and collectibles. The timely exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes reveals some of the most clever and most costly deceptions of our time by pairing diverse examples of fake objects with conservation science from Winterthur’s own Scientific Research and Analysis Lab, alongside the research of several other leading conservation scientists in the country. Visitors will see more than 40 examples of fakes and forgeries from the Winterthur collection as well as public and private sources and discover the motives for their creation and the evidence used in their detection. Treasures on Trail is on display April 1, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Learn More
 

 

 

 

 

The Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport is valid May 27, 2017 through September 4, 2017. Restrictions may apply, please visit the FAQ page for details. Lost or stolen Passport will not be replaced. All Passports expire on September 4, 2017 regardless of when purchased.