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.
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 hanging from the rafters 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.
Tours take place daily April 4–November 18, 2018, and last approximately one hour. Children under age six are not permitted on the tours.
Tickets cost $8 per person in addition to regular museum admission, free to members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.
For group reservations, please call 610.388.8333 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
A complimentary Brandywine River Museum shuttle bus provides transportation to the house & studio. The shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible. The second floor of the house is not accessible to wheelchairs; a photo book is available to show these areas. Please note: 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.