Brandywine Museum Of Art
Brandywine Museum Of Art
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Discover an outstanding collection of American art, including works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, housed in a historic grist mill with glass-walled lobbies overlooking the scenic Brandywine Creek. During the holiday season, experience the extensive O-gauge model train display, one of the largest in the country, with trains running simultaneously on nearly 2,000 feet of track. Enjoy guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio, and Kuerner Farm (April to mid-November). The Museum also features a gift shop, on-site cafe, and more than four miles of public trails and native plant gardens along its 15-acre campus in Chadds Ford, PA.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,596 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb museum space in a lovely setting.
    The exhibition space is very well-designed, featuring simple wayfinding and beautiful views of the Brandywine. We were fortunate to see the exhibit on the abstract paintings of Andrew Wyeth. Superbly curated. Were impressed by the wider range of painters than we expected... along with the Wyeths, a nice representation of American painters of the 19th and 20th century. Certainly a museum that should be includes in your itinerary... a visit in the early Fall offered spectacular scenes.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • LittlebadSM
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location and an excellent gallery
    We visited on my last day before going to Philadelphia airport in the evening to return to the UK. It was a revelation as generally I am not so impressed with art galleries. The surroundings of course are lovely but especially so on a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies and the glowing leaves of Autumn. The building has been beautifully turned into an exceptional place to visit and house some remarkable works by painters I had never heard of and have a yearning to have some even if only as posters in my little flat! The three floors cover an enormous number of artist the majority of which are the Wyeth family but including teachers and pupils giving a really interesting background to the local artistic community of Pennsylvania, and the surroundings. The day we went, there was a exhibit called 'Family and Nature in Contemporary Children's Book Illustration' and thought not only the artists included but the display and use of vibrant wall colours to complement the pictures where just wonderful and testament to the staff who curate and design the displays. While I was sad to leave it has left a lasting impression on me and hope to visit again.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • StevieLynn33
    Wausau, Wisconsin82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Does not disappoint!
    A museum with so much history, creativity and exemplary art. I truly enjoy the Wyeth’s legacy of artwork show through in all levels on the museum. All of the art throughout the museum is fantastic. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area. A must visit for anyone with an appreciation of art.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written March 18, 2024
  • BrewsMom
    Northampton, Massachusetts300 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful little window to the past
    Temple to the Wyeths and neighbors, mostly a focus on Jamie when I visited. But check the website for current exhibitions. Undergoing restoration (mostly exterior to the galleries) due to flood damage in 2021. Lovely glass walls overlooking the river, and yes, the construction. You can walk the river paths, lots of wildflowers blooming in May. Museum cafe provided a lovely lunch.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written June 9, 2024
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Karen P
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
What an extraordinary museum - an outstanding collection of representational art housed in a historic mill building, with contemporary additions that make the most of the beautiful setting on the banks of the Brandywine River. We spent 2 hours here, admiring illustrations and paintings by Howard Pyle and N.C., Andrew, Jamie Wyeth, and other family members. We especially enjoyed the N.C. Wyeth gallery with its display of Treasure Island paintings, and the special exhibit of children’s book illustrations on the third floor. Another highlight was the 1-hour tour to the N.C. Wyeth house and studio, left just as it was when the artist died in a train accident (run April through November; an additional $8.00; shuttle van to the studio). Back at the museum, we had a delicious lunch at the Millstone Café and browsed the well-stocked gift shop before driving the Brandywine Scenic Byway to the equally interesting Hagley Museum near Wilmington, Delaware.
Written February 29, 2020
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Drey98
New Jersey357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This museum has been on my radar for years as I am a big fan of Andrew Wyeth since his painting of “Christina’s World”. This museum has an AAA discount and showcases the artwork of several generations of Wyeths as well as their creative spouses and offspring. It is also located near the creek and windows give unparalleled views of the area as well as scenic walking trails which we didn’t have time to explore. There is even a small cafe inside where my friend enjoyed her beer break as we watched the outdoors and there is also an extensive gift shop as well.
Written May 24, 2022
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carrie
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I took the NC Wyeth tour and it was life changing I was so overwhelmed when I walked into the studio. The tour guide Patty I think her name was. She was very knowledgeable about everything we asked her . this is one of the best tours I have ever been on . I highly recommend this for anyone who is an art lover IT was only 10 bucks well worth the money. after you go on the tour you will want to go and look at all of his art in the museum. I just wish there had been more of his work. Can't say I was really impressed with the guest artist on the third floor . I really came to see the wyeth art.
Written July 14, 2023
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Leza H
London, UK665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I’m English living in New York. We drove here specifically because I’m an admirer of Andrew Wyeth. The current exhibition includes several pieces not shown before. I visited Maine last year to see his paintings inspired by the landscapes there. His colour palette is sublime and the texture and detail always breathtaking. Yes I gush, but his work will do that to you. Art also on show by his father NC Wyeth and son Jamie Wyeth; a great insight to three generations of extraordinary artists. The architectural design of the gallery, the way it sits in the landscape by the side of the river…is of itself a work of art. Wyeth studio tours at an additional price sell out in advance; book ahead online.

One star knocked off for the staff. The rather aggressive person who sold us the tickets…condescending, unfriendly…they pointed at the admissions notice and pretty much barked at us “which are you” we had only just entered the gallery lobby, knew exactly what we were doing and there was no-one else waiting to be served. Some of the staff in the gallery spaces were aloof, despite us acknowledging them and smiling. We’ve visited galleries and attractions in 60 countries and never had this experience. The lady who served me in the gift shop was lovely…perhaps she could be promoted to offer some staff training?! We are very friendly, always interested and the (albeit brief) engagement with the staff we encountered genuinely made us feel unwelcome. Maybe we caught them on an off day…go anyway to see the gorgeous art.
Written July 9, 2023
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Sarah
Wilmington, DE20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful location - makes a lovely combination visit with the Chadds Ford Historical Society visitors center and Chadd’s house which is at the other end of a 1/2 mile trail along the river and through the wetlands. The number of exhibits is relatively small, but nicely curated and about at the right level for an average attention span. Lovely little cafe with high quality fresh/local food. They currently have a fascinating exhibit on the images of the women’s suffrage movement. Go for the overall experience, not necessarily the quantity of art.
Written February 22, 2020
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Gus324
Kennett Square, PA268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Second meal since the Covid reopening and it was great just like the first. We started with a fig and Brie flatbread special that was absolutely outstanding.
My filet was cooked perfectly and my husband had a chop special that he could literally cut with a fork.
Written October 10, 2020
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Terrie
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
After having visited Longwood Gardens earlier in the day this was a short drive down the road. Very nice smaller museum they had a women suffrage exhibit,
A civil rights photography exhibit, nice paintings etc in the museum. There is also a cafe on site overall a nice place to spend a couple hours
Written August 30, 2020
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Marym
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The museum was having family day when we went- free admission! Call to find out. It was a great museum with 3 floors of art, including 100 yrs of voting for women and Selma. Very impressive.
Written March 5, 2020
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Cakes77
New Bloomfield, PA538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As a very good primer for visiting the site, would to read the excellent book, "Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life" by Richard Meryman.
This will prepare you to understand this family much better.
You will almost feel that you have been here before.
There is a very nice selection of the work of Andrew here, and of the work of his extended family.

There is a nice gift shop in the one wing, and at the end of that do stop at the Cafe and try some of the wonderful mushroom soup.
Written February 4, 2020
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Fishscales44
Hazlet322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Brandywine River Art Museum, or as I call it, "The Wyeth Museum", is a must-see
for anyone who has followed the Wyeth family's artistic careers over these many decades. Plan to spend several hours of quality time while covering the three floors of space devoted to the Wyeth's.
A suggestion - start at the third floor and take your time. Take a break and have a picnic lunch along the river for a while. See the other two floors after lunch. It's all worth the time it takes.
The work of the featured guest artist was not appreciated by my wife or me, but it didn't ruin our day - the work of the Wyeth's was and is that good. Enjoy.
Written July 16, 2021
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