Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Brandywine River Museum

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.  
I hope you enjoyed this little visit, I do have more to show you as they have some very neat exhibits for the holiday season.

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
$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. 

More information on:
Tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio                                                         Tours of the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio
Tours of the Kuerner Farm                                                                        Becoming a member

Brandywine River Museum, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 • Phone: 610-388-2700

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Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

What a cool post. Love learning about different parts of the country.

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Glad you enjoyed it A very unique place.

Daryl said...

adding this to my visit list next trip to PA

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Daryl, I think this would be really lovely in the spring and summer months Good area to spend a weekend as many nice shops and restaurants

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

Hi, I saw your post title on a comment you left on Creative Culinary and I just had to stop by. I grew up near the Brandywine River Museum and have such fond memories of the train display. As a child that is what we looked forward to at the museum then as our taste in art grew we enjoyed the Wyeth artwork on display. Thanks for the warm memories of home!

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