I had the pleasure of visiting the Brandywine River Museum about a week ago for the first time. Visiting during the holidays seems like a very good idea, although in the warmer months, I would say the scenery would be lovely as well. The museum exhibits American art in a 19th century grist mill, the collections of 3 generations of the Wyeth family.
The natural decorations were just wonderful
These brick walkways looked fabulous but a bit hard to walk on, even in flats
The museum has craftspeople lined up as you walk in, through December 30th, and some were nicer than others. The products were very amazing and it was nice to purchase items made right in Pennsylvania. I think there could have been more of a selection however but I liked the touch.
These flower pins were really sweet for a plain dress or a coat.
There were many Christmas trees decorated with natural ornaments
I think this was my favorite with the hydrangea flowers and angels
This little guy was a nice surprise !!
The views are really so relaxing
Loved this wreath !!
A very large tree
Big Bird made an appearance
Oscar the Grouch was visiting too
The dining area was a bit disappointing but bearable. It is really a cafeteria style with limited sandwichs, salads and soup.
Of all things to find here, a cannoli, which had the right ricotta filling but was a bit soft due to being filled too soon from when served. I was happy nonetheless to enjoy these little desserts.
A Brandywine Christmas runs until January 6, 2013
The Brandywine Valley is home to many exceptional museums and gardens, many located within ten miles of the Brandywine River Museum. These include the Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum and Library, Historical Society of Delaware, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Rockwood Mansion Park, and Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.
Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Extended hours until 6:00 p.m., Dec. 26-30)
Closed Christmas Day
Closed Christmas Day
$12, adults; $8 seniors (65+); $6, students with ID and children ages 6-12
(except during the annual antiques show on Memorial Day weekend). Free for children under 6 and Brandywine Conservancy members. Audio Tours, $3. Click here for information and rates for group tours.
Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon, January 13, 2013 through November 24, 2013. Please note: paid admission is required on Memorial Day weekend during the Annual Antiques Show, which is a benefit for the Museum Volunteers' Art Purchase Fund.
Brandywine River Museum, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 • Phone: 610-388-2700
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