Longwood Gardens Tours
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Located 30 miles outside of Philadelphia in the heart of Chester County, the epic estate of Longwood Gardens spans more than 1000 acres of well-groomed gardens and picturesque landscapes. Purchased by the du Pont family in 1906 in an effort to preserve local land and wildlife, Longwood Gardens eventually became one of the nation’s top horticultural attractions.
Travelers can explore the grounds of this idyllic Brandywine Valley institution and wander through highlights (inside and out) like the Italian Water Garden, the Birdhouse, Fern Passage, Cascade Garden and more. Mother Nature is on stunning display all year round, with seasonal highlights like the Spring Blooms, Fall Colors, Orchid Extravaganza, and the most popular Longwood Christmas. During the holiday season greenhouses and grounds are decked out in twinkling lights, making the gardens an even more incredible sight.
Visitors can take a guided tour of the grounds and make a day of exploring Longwood Gardens, or hire a private driver and check out some of the nearby attractions like the Brandywine Museum and the home of Andrew Wyeth.
Longwood Gardens is located at 1001 Longwood Road in Kennett Square.
Address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, USA
Admission: Adults: $23, Children 5-18: $12, under 4 Free. Prices increase during Christmas season.
Admission Tickets (1)
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Longwood Gardens
Birdhouse – climb the stairs of the tallest tree house and take in the stunning scenery. Exhibition Hall – this massive hall is considered the centerpiece of this 1921 Conservatory. Large and Small Lake – take a stroll through rolling green lawns and landscapes inspired by English parks. Topiary Garden – this whimsical corner of the gardens features shrubbery trimmed into playful shapes and themes. Bonsai display – explore a living art gallery of this miniature Japanese-themed forest. Water lily display – see the colorful lily pads in bloom for the summer season. Italian Water Garden – experience Pierre S. du Pont’s enthusiasm for fountains in this collection of coordinated water features.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Choose from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days of unlimited sightseeing with the Philadelphia Pass, and cover top attractions like the Philadelphia Zoo or the Eastern State Penitentiary with a single package ticket. The pass is easily downloaded to your mobile device, so you can ditch the complicated vouchers. Explore the city of brotherly love at your own leisure—ideal for tourists and residents alike. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of days purchased.
See some of Philadelphia's top attractions at a discount with The Philadelphia Pass. Select your choice of three, four, five, or seven activities from a list of options and get direct entrance after you save your pass on your mobile device. Use your pass for touring options such as the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour, or for entrance tickets to venues such as the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House, or Philadelphia Zoo. Passes are valid for one year from purchase date and you have 60 consecutive days from first use. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
Experience the Brandywine Valley on this private driving tour to Chester County, Pennsylvania from Philadelphia. Travel over rolling hills to this suburban Philadelphia location and experience the wonderful attractions it offers. Choose from places like Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Brandywine River Museum, the Nemours Mansion and Gardens and the Rockwood Museum and Park, to name a few. Also, visit wineries, enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense, recommendations offered) and/or tour the Brandywine Battlefield, a National Historical Landmark. Philadelphia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Longwood Gardens hours of operation?
Longwood Gardens hours of operation: 9am-10pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Longwood Gardens tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Longwood Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Longwood Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Longwood Gardens 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Longwood Gardens costs USD 25.00. Guided Longwood Gardens tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 3 Longwood Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Longwood Gardens?
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