To our community and neighbors: in addition to the other measures we have taken to ensure the safety of our community and to observe the recommendations of the CDC, Westtown School's campus is now closed to ALL except essential staff and residents. Thank you for observing this important measure for the safety of our residents - and for the greater good. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus once it is deemed safe to do so. Peace and Light to all in these most unusual times.
Westtown school is located near West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is just west of Philadelphia, and just north of Wilmington, Delaware. The region offers a host of educational and cultural resources, and much in the way of entertainment.
West Chester, PA
The nearby Borough of West Chester offers shopping, restaurants and events with a small town feel. West Chester is also home to West Chester University, QVC Studio Park, and the American Helicopter Museum. www.thebrandywine.com
The world’s premier horticultural display garden is less than 30 minutes from Westtown. Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont and offers 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children’s programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays. http://www.longwoodgardens.org
Brandywine River Museum
Exhibiting American art in a 19th-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting. www.brandywinemuseum.org
Less than an hour from Westtown, Philadelphia is one of America's largest cities, with museums, cultural events, professional sports, theater and entertainment venues. www.gophila.com
Philadelphia Museum of Art
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
It’s only four pages long, but the U.S. Constitution is among the world’s most influential documents. The brand new 160,000-square-foot National Constitution Center explores and explains this amazing document through high-tech exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. www.gophila.com/culturefiles/historicattractions/constitutioncenter/
Lancaster County, PA
Less than an hour to the west, Lancaster County is known for its' Amish population, but also offers a wide variety of theatrical experiences, antique and outlet shopping. www.padutchcountry.com
Less than a half-hour from Westtown, Wilmington offers world-renowned museums and cultural attractions, sumptuous public gardens, and a variety of festivals www.visitwilmingtonde.com
Winterthur Museums and Gardens
Winterthur is a country estate in the heart of Delaware's Brandywine Valley. Winterthur offers a variety of tours, exhibitions, and programs for all ages to enjoy. The museum has a magnificent collection of American antiques celebrating the best in style and craftsmanship, as well as a 60-acre garden and surrounding landscape of woodlands, waterways, and rolling meadows. Their nationally renowned research library is a center for the study of American art and material culture. www.winterthur.org
Of all the places associated with the American War for Independence, perhaps none has come to symbolize perseverance and sacrifice more than Valley Forge. Valley Forge National Historical Park is less than an hour from Westtown. www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm