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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

As of January 4, 2021, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is open with limited capacity and using timed ticketing to ensure the safety, security and quality of the visitor experience. Learn more

December 11, 2020

Dear friends and supporters,

Beginning Saturday, December 12, 2020, the state of Pennsylvania has directed all museums within the Commonwealth to close to the public through Monday, January 4, 2021.

The Museum will reopen for winter hours of operation on January 4, 2021, with the Brandywine Railroad and Ann Wyeth McCoy dollhouse display extended through the end of January 2021. 

While the Museum galleries will be closed to the public, limited retail operations will remain open daily through December 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face mask requirements, social distancing and a capacity limit of 10 people will continue to be in effect. Shoppers will need to use the courtyard entrance for Museum Shop purchases, and the riverside entrance for Critter shopping in the Museum’s River Room. The Museum Shop’s online storefront remains open, and a small selection of some of our most popular Critters remain available online here and can be shipped across the country.

We appreciate your patience with us as we navigate this latest development in a challenging year. While we are closed we invite you to engage with us online with “Brandywine at Home” as we continue to feature weekly virtual art and nature content that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Each week you can join us for new virtual tours and curator-led gallery talks of our collection and special exhibitions; at-home art activities for all ages; mindful nature videos from around our campus and nature preserves; and other helpful resources and activities. We are also still offering our popular virtual programs and special events held online via Zoom. To see what is coming up next, please visit

We hope you will continue to enjoy the rustic footpaths around our campus along the banks of the Brandywine River and along the Harvey Run trail through Potts Meadow. Our Member Preserves will also remain open. We ask you to please wear face masks and practice social distancing while you visit our campus grounds and preserves, and we hope you find some respite in the beauty of the Brandywine. Additionally, we hope you will follow us on the Museum’s Facebook and Instagram as we share art from our collection and special exhibitions to inspire you while we are closed, as well as the Conservancy’s Facebook and Instagram for beautiful moments of nature, informative blogs and other environmental content.

Best wishes for continued health and safety to you and your families. We look forward to seeing you once again in the new year.

Virginia A. Logan

The Frolic Weymouth
Executive Director and C.E.O.