Attractions Near Boothwyn, PA

by Ted Marten

The town of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania is in Delaware County and is located in the southeastern part of the state. Families in the area have an opportunity to visit a number of attractions and participate in activities, attend events, watch theatrical shows and play games. Educational and art programs are also available for children and adults.

Brandywine River Museum

Brandywine River Museum ( is about ten miles from Boothwyn in Chadds Ford and features a variety of exhibits and collections for individuals to view. Art collections include landscape painting and American illustration, as well as still life and genre painting. Adult programs are available that give instruction about art and painting portraits. Children also have a chance to listen to stories, watch movies and participate in artistic activities.

American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum ( is responsible for collecting, restoring and displaying historic helicopters and other aircraft. Other collectibles include films, memoirs, artifacts and other helicopter-related documents. Visitors to the location have an opportunity to take helicopter rides and participate in educational programs. Each summer, the museum offers a camp for children eight to 14 years old that teaches them about the fundamentals of flying, designing and building gliders.

Hedgerow Theater

Located in Media, Hedgerow Theater is ten miles from Boothwyn and offers shows for both adults and children. Theater classes are available for children as young as five, and a youth camp takes place during the summer. Internships and theater fellowships are offered for college students and recent graduates. A children's series is featured every Saturday, while main stage shows are offered for adults. Special events take place throughout the year and include new play readings, a Halloween party and a Christmas show.

Bette's Family Fun Center

Bette's Family Fun Center ( is located in Aston, which is less than five miles from Boothwyn. The location is 12,500 square feet and features a variety of activities and games for children of all ages. Families and friends can spend a day at the venue for fun, or rent out space for a private party. Activities at the family friendly attraction include inflatable playgrounds, video games and basketball court.

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