Today I explored several sights West of Philadelphia. Brandywine Valley provides beautiful landscape, wineries, and historic battlefields of the war of Independence. However, since the suggested winery and battlefield state park were closed, I instead visited the Brandywine River Museum (American Art), and Longwoood Gardens, a large and impressive landscape and botanical garden.

From Brandywine Valley, I turned north to Valley Forge, a National Historic Park about the winter camp of general Washington’s revolution army in 1777/78. I finished the day doing shopping in the nearby “King of Prussia” mall (second largest in the US), and an outlet shopping centre.