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Brandywine River Museum of Art

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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...more
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1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9773
+1 610-388-2700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do visit this museum! Whether or not you're a devotee of Andrew Wyeth's art you will enjoy a visit to the Brandywine. The setting if fantastic as it is situated right on the banks of Brandywine creek and the building itself is lovely and rustic....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a seasonal review as we visited just after Christmas but still in time to see the trees decorated with creative figures made of cones, husks and shells. Enough diversity to keep a small child actively looking at the different ornaments. The train set...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robert h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main purpose of the trip was to see the trains displayed during the holidays. The day we went, was the 2nd to last day they would be on display. Other than this one room with the trains, there was not much else to see....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peakibu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good visit; looking at the Wyeth Paintings, Winslow Homer and a collection of 3 children's book illustrations... there was a room designated to trains for the kids at Christmas and there was a nice sized gift shop and restaurant located on site....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ok12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For many reasons, this museum is top-notch. Don’t judge the collection based on the unpaved parking lot. The collection is really incredible. I have had the pleasure of touring Port Clyde and Rockland, Maine to understand the artworks of the Wyeths. The model train exhibit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was incredibly busy. I guess a lot of kids need something to do over the holidays. But they had a very, very nice train display that was decorated for the holidays. They also had an area with 3 illustrators of children s books. Their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SBM50k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place,we were visiting the area and came upon this place.There was a Christmas display with several trees decorated with ornaments made from the surrounding woods,very pretty and creative.A large train layout very detailed and just plain cool.The Wyeth exhibit was wonderful.We really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blueyes5878
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walkway are big cobblestones so not sure how wheel chair accessible it is. The hand-made ornaments by volunteers are unusual and delightful. Large exhibit area plus if you show your AARP membership you will get a discount.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 829LynneUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is beautiful overlooking the river. Stop by for their seasonal "critters" (decorations)made by volunteers this time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valerie P
Reviewed 19 December 2018

The Christmas trees and art are a sure thing for adult visitors, but add a huge Christmas train display and the kids were in heaven. This years display was great. The scavenger hunt really got the kids interested in everything the display had to offer....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 August 2016|
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Response from theronben | Reviewed this property |
Have not been to Barnes museum in Philadelphia, but Wyeth works are likely different except maybe when Brandywine museum loans out works from its permanent collection.
6 February 2016|
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Response from 306neilg | Reviewed this property |
If you call on a weekday someone may be able to help you