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Longwood Gardens closed until further notice


Update as of Thursday afternoon:


As the search for the escaped prisoner from Chester County Prison continues, the Gardens are closed until further notice.


"We apologize for the inconvenience but know the health and safety of our Guests and Staff are our top priority. Please check our website for updates."



Previous announcement:


Longwood Gardens is no longer part of the search radius for Chester County escaped prisoner, Danelo Cavalcante after temporarily closing its gates after Cavalcante was spotted on surveillance cameras at Longwood Gardens twice on Monday night. They are back to normal operating hours after reopening Thursday. Police activity has now shifted to the East and in the seventh day.


In a facebook announcement, they stated,."Thank you for all of your words of support during this unprecedented time. It has been a difficult challenge for our Staff as well as our local community. Every step of the way, we have been grateful for the extraordinary efforts of local authorities who have worked tirelessly to apprehend the fugitive and who have provided us with additional support to ensure our safety and security."