East Marlborough in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Peirce - du Pont House
Longwood Heritage Exhibit
We invite you to enter Mr. du Pont's house and explore Longwood's beauty and history.
Mr. du Pont's successful experience with this unique greenhouse inspired him to construct the much grander Conservatory complex.
Architect's rendering of the addition to the Peirce-du Pont House, c. 1913.
Members of the Peirce family pose outside of their farmhouse in 1884. This photograph was taken on the south-side of their home, around the corner of the house to your right.
A photograph of Peirce's Park from 1884, the arboretum that inspired Mr. du Pont to purchase
Erected by Longwood Gardens.
Location. 39° 52.407′ N, 75° 40.455′ W. Marker is in East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Longwood Road. Marker is on the grounds of Longwood Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peirce's Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Peirce's Woods (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Italian Water Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Engineer's Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian Hannah Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Marlborough.
Also see . . . Longwood Gardens. (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.