Brandywine River Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum of Art
4.5
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 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. During the holiday season, experience the extensive O-gauge model train display, one of the largest in the country, with five trains running simultaneously on nearly 2,000 feet of track. Enjoy guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio and Kuerner Farm (April to mid-November). Museum shop and cafe.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Mom R
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art lovers will enjoy this tranquil museum
    My friend and I enjoyed strolling through the art museum. The gift shop was amazing. The Cafe located within the museum's building was really pleasant with a beautiful view of the Brandywine River. We enjoyed walking on the trail near the river. You can pay extra for a tour of the Wyeth studio. Beautiful place.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 23, 2023
  • milliegordon2
    Southbury, Connecticut667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely museum
    We planned our trip to Chadds Ford to see the Andrew Wyeth painting at this museum. It's small, but glorious. The setting is beautiful and the paintings on all three floors were wonderful. We actually went 2 days in a row.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 6, 2023
  • Valery Y
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art in the Studio and Museum
    We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Andre Wyeth's studio and house. We learned so much and then went into the museum to see Home Places. This exhibit ends July 13, 2023 and due to the delicate nature of original paintings by NC Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth won't be displayed for at least 5 more years.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Leza H
    London, United Kingdom676 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit for those who appreciate the work of Andrew Wyeth and the Wyeth family of artists…but rude staff.
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • carrie
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great tour!!!!
    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.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,564 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
    2 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
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Nancy A
240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I'm not as excited as others about this museum. The building and grounds were pretty, the art work was fine. The Christmas train was fun but all in all I didn't think it was worth the price of admission - for me it was $23.
Written December 10, 2023
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LittlebadSM
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
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.
Written November 3, 2023
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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.
Written October 9, 2023
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Mary
Bradenton, FL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The small museum is very charming and we enjoyed the wonderful artwork, had lunch at the cafe and also visited the adjoining Wyeth studio, which was a fascinating tour - highly recommend it.
Written September 26, 2023
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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, UK676 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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Valery Y
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Andre Wyeth's studio and house. We learned so much and then went into the museum to see Home Places. This exhibit ends July 13, 2023 and due to the delicate nature of original paintings by NC Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth won't be displayed for at least 5 more years.
Written June 12, 2023
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milliegordon2
Southbury, CT667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We planned our trip to Chadds Ford to see the Andrew Wyeth painting at this museum. It's small, but glorious. The setting is beautiful and the paintings on all three floors were wonderful. We actually went 2 days in a row.
Written May 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mom R
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
My friend and I enjoyed strolling through the art museum. The gift shop was amazing. The Cafe located within the museum's building was really pleasant with a beautiful view of the Brandywine River. We enjoyed walking on the trail near the river. You can pay extra for a tour of the Wyeth studio. Beautiful place.
Written April 23, 2023
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kpslas
Hackettstown, NJ242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is the perfect place to spend a couple hours. Not overwhelmingly big but also not rinky dink small. A nice collection of art in a beautiful setting.
Written October 26, 2022
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