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Brandywine River Museum

Map1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-2700
    Categories:
  • Art Museums & Centers
  • Holiday

Description:

Located in a 19th century grist mill, the Museum highlights the work of American artists with a special emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region & the Wyeth family. When you go, pick up a museum discovery game sheet. Kids’ audio tours also available. The Museum also maintains the house & studio of artist W.C. Wyeth and Kuerner Farm, a site that inspired many of Andrew Wyeth’s works. These buildings are open for public tours, but children younger than age 6 are not permitted on those tours. 

KIDBIT: On the ground flood, the artwork of local school children is on display.

FAMILY MUST-SEES: Right at the museum’s entrance, kids meet their likeness in the 10-foot-tall Boy with Hawk bronze sculpture that greets them. Search the grounds for more bronze sculptures (keep an eye open — and the camera ready! — for a cow, pig and rabbit); meet Den-Den, the subject of the full-sized, lifelike Portrait of a Pig; and rendezvous with pirates and other classic kid-lit characters in illustrations of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Robin Hood.

Accessibility Details

Explore the museum before it opens to the public on Sensory-friendly Saturdays. This free program, held select dates yearly, features pre-visit social stories, indoor and outdoor activities, sensory break areas, fidgets, noise-canceling headphones and support from occupational therapists.

Cost Cutter

- First Sundays for Families presents free, hands-on workshops. - FREE admission for active-duty military personnel and up to five guests as part of the Blue Star Museums program. - FREE admission for those with a Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport; purchase a family pass for $95 that grants two adults and up to three kids (ages 17 & younger) free general admission to a dozen Brandywine Valley attractions.

Additional Information:

E-mail Address: inquiries@brandywine.org
County: PA - Delaware County
For SpecialKids: Wheelchair Accessible
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
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Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Art-Reach Access Program
Bank of America Museums on Us
Blue Star Museums
Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport
Free Weekly/Monthly Day
International Museum Day

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