Join us in exploring some natural and historic locations throughout the region. We'll be traveling by Briar Bush van to popular hotspots, local favorites, and places well off the beaten path. Activity level is described in the trip notes.
Friends of Briar Bush members receive a 20% discount.
Abington Residents receive a 10% discount.
Please review all of our wonderful Great Escape Program opportunities below. When you are ready to register for a program:
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Cancellations will be refunded 80% up to two weeks before the Great Escape; cancellations less than two weeks before will NOT be refunded.
Note: On the checkout page you will have the opportunity to add additional programs and program participants.
Yuletide at Winterthur
Monday, November 25, 2019
$50 | Program #200
Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases! Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion. Experience breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical dollhouse, and the mischievous Belsnickel, a gift giver from German folklore closely related to Ol’ Saint Nick. You’ll have the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories.
Notes: Participants will meet at Briar Bush at 8:45am. The group will arrive back at Briar Bush by 5:00pm. This trip will require walking and standing in order to tour the museum. Choosing weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes will contribute to a great experience. Participants are responsible for dining costs. This trip is subject to cancellation due to weather.
Seasonal Candlelight Tour at Peter Wentz Farmstead
Saturday, December 7, 2019
$30 | Program #201
Join us to experience a Candlelight Tour of Peter Wentz Farmstead, an English Georgian-style home reflecting Pennsylvania German farming culture. The soft glow of candles will guide us throughout the Farmstead for a tour showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs. Before the tour, we’ll dine at The Green Fork and explore their Local Roots Market.
Notes: Participants will meet at Briar Bush at 4:45pm. The group will arrive back at Briar Bush by 9:00pm. This trip will require walking, standing, and climbing stairs in order to tour the home. However, you may choose to exit the tour if it poses any challenges. Choosing weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes will contribute to a great experience. Participants are responsible for dining costs; cash is preferred. This trip is subject to cancellation due to weather.
Stay tuned for upcoming trips in Spring 2020!