About the Brandywine Museums & Gardens Alliance

BMGA LogoThe Brandywine Museums & Gardens Alliance (BMGA) promotes the art, culture, history, and beauty of the Brandywine Valley, where Pennsylvania and Delaware meet. Founded more than two decades ago, this consortium of gardens, museums, and historic sites serves as a central resource for local residents, out-of-town visitors, and journalists. All eleven attractions are within a 10-mile radius centered near Wilmington, Delaware.

The Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport program has offered admission discounts since 2009. The Treasure Trail Passport Program has been a major initiative of the BMGA, offering substantial discounts to visitors. For just $45 per adult, or $95 for a family of two adults and up to three children, visitors receive a Brandywine Treasure Trail Map and a passport good for one-time admission at all eleven BMGA sites. The Passport is valid from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

The Passport is funded, in part, by the GREATER WILMINGTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU.

Member Institutions

BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM OF ART, internationally known for its unparalleled collection of art by three generations of Wyeths

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM, with a world-renowned collection of American art and illustration, and British Pre-Raphaelite art

THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY, one of the nation's leading contemporary visual arts organizations

DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, including the Delaware History Museum and the Read House & Gardens

DELAWARE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, a kid favorite with an African watering hole, dinosaur skeletons, interactive Nature Nook, and changing exhibits

HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, a 235-acre site along the Brandywine River that houses the remains of the original DuPont gunpowder mills and family residence

LONGWOOD GARDENS, a 1,050-acre horticultural showplace, including four acres under glass in the Conservatory, named by National Geographic Traveler as one of America's "50 Places of a Lifetime"

MT. CUBA CENTER, a botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants, with the region's finest woodland wildflower gardens

NEMOURS MANSION & GARDENS, loosely based upon Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon at the Château de Versailles, with the largest formal French garden in North America

ROCKWOOD PARK & MUSEUM, an English country estate that features unique gardens and a Rural Gothic mansion

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, GARDEN & LIBRARY, the ancestral home of renowned antiques collector Henry Francis du Pont, where the 235-room mansion set amongst 1,000 acres houses the preeminent collection of American antiques and decorative arts