The N.C. Wyeth House & Studio

The N.C. Wyeth House & Studio

 

In 1911, with the proceeds from his illustrations for Treasure Island, the artist N.C. Wyeth purchased 18 acres of land near the village of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Possessed, he described it as

the most glorious sight in the township

Wyeth built his home and studio on a hill overlooking the valley—setting down roots which have nourished a family of extraordinary creativity for more than a century.

  • Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
    Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
  • Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
    Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
  • Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
    Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
  • Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
    Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
  • Photograph by Carlos Alejandro
    Photograph by Carlos Alejandro

The house and studio, located five minutes from the museum, retain much of their original character. The main studio, with its spectacular Palladian-style north window, still contains many of the props that were essential to the work of an illustrator, including a birch-bark canoe and a collection of firearms. A full-size mural painting, displayed in a soaring 1923 addition, helps tell the story of Wyeth’s career. The house, with its country furnishings, reveals a more intimate picture of family life.

The N.C. Wyeth House and Studio is a National Historic Landmark and a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Guided tours of the house and studio introduce visitors to the various aspects of Wyeth’s career and to other members of the family, significantly enriching the museum visit. Tours depart from the museum via shuttle on the schedule listed below. 

Tour Hours & Tickets

April 9–May 1, 2022
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1:15 pm & 2:30 pm  

May 6–November 20, 2022
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1:15 pm & 2:30 pm  

Tour packages include general admission to the Museum and a guided tour of the N. C. Wyeth House & Studio. 

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Please note: children under 6 are not permitted on the tour.

Visitors to the historic artists’ studios must first check-in at the Museum. Transportation to the N. C. Wyeth House & Studio is by Museum shuttle only.

To ensure the safety and quality of the visitor experience, face masks that cover the nose and mouth are currently required while on tours of the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio and the Andrew Wyeth Studio, including during the transportation to/from each site—regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. While mandatory on the Studio Tours due to the smaller nature of these spaces, face masks are not currently required when visiting the Museum and its galleries. We will continue to make updates to our visiting guidelines as we navigate the months ahead.

Tickets cost $10 per person in addition to regular museum admission, free to members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Tickets must be purchased online or at the Museum admission desk. Purchase tickets

For group reservations, please call 610.388.8333 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Please note: if you wish to use a coupon or voucher for free or discounted admission to the Brandywine River Museum of Art (*e.g., AAA or other similar offer), tickets cannot be purchased in advance.  Please purchase your tickets at the admissions desk on the day of your visit.  For questions about tickets, please call 610.388.8326 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Transportation

A complimentary shuttle bus provides transportation to the N. C. Wyeth House & Studio. Shuttles depart from the Museum promptly at the time noted on the ticket. Visitors should board the shuttle 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. 

Accessibility

The N. C. Wyeth House & Studio and shuttle transportation are wheelchair accessible. See our Accessibility page for more information and door widths.