Group Visits

Group Visits

The Brandywine Museum of Art offers discounted admission to unguided groups of 15 or more and guided tours to groups of 10 or more. Advance purchase is required to obtain group rates and tours.

Group tours are available daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.

Reservation Form

Please complete the above Reservation Form to book your group visit. A member of our team will then be in touch to help you arrange all the details. If you have questions about tours and would like to speak with someone first, please contact our Group Tours Office at 610.388.8333 or [email protected].

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Group Tour at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Guided Group Tours 

Guided group tours are available year-round for groups of 10 or more for $18 per person and include a complimentary tour for one group leader. To be eligible for discounted group pricing, groups must make reservations at least one month in advance of your visit date.

Tour Types 

Three Generations of Wyeths: Internationally recognized for our collection of works by the Wyeth family, the Three Generations of Wyeths Tour explores the dynamic history and artistic legacy of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth, in addition to other members of their renowned family.

Brandywine Treasures: Explore the highlights of our American Art collection with the Brandywine Treasures Tour. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors or those looking to experience everything the museum has to offer. You'll see a variety of stunning artwork, including landscapes, still life, trompe l’oeil, illustrations, and pieces created by three generations of the Wyeth family.

Special Exhibition: Enjoy a tour of one of our temporary exhibitions. Click here to see what’s coming up. 

Holiday Magic: From December 2nd-23rd and January 2nd-5th, you can visit the Brandywine Museum of Art and explore its remarkable model train display, which is a visitor favorite! During your visit, you will also be able to enjoy a Brandywine Treasures Tour and learn more about the creation of thousands of whimsical Critters that are displayed on towering trees, soaring up through the Museum's three-story atrium.


Unguided Group Visit 

Unguided group tours are available for groups of 15 or more for $16 per person. To be eligible for discounted group pricing, groups must make reservations at least one week in advance of your visit date.


Studio Visits

Add one or two Historic Property Tours to your itinerary (max of 14 people per time slot): 

  • N.C. Wyeth House & Studio Tour - $10/person 

  • Andrew Wyeth Studio Tour - $10/person 

  • Kuerner Farm Tour - $10/person 

Check back soon for the 2024 studio tour schedule


Payment 

  • We require a 10% deposit after contracts are approved by the group leader.  

  • We ask that all groups provide a final count and pay their full balance two weeks prior to their visit. We accept payment by credit card and check. 

  • Groups who have requested a boxed lunch must pay at least two weeks in advance. 

  • For questions, please contact our Group Tours Office at 610.388.8333 or [email protected].

Accomodations

Need help finding accommodation for your visit to the Brandywine?

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Group dining options

Our cafeteria-style restaurant seats approximately 80 people; however, groups of over 30 visitors will be broken into separate lunch shifts. The kitchen is open Wednesday–Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Groups looking to dine on their own in our café can choose from a variety of menu items including:

  • freshly prepared sandwiches
  • homemade soups
  • fresh salad platters
  • daily specials
  • beer and wine available

Prepaid Group Lunches

Groups also have the opportunity to preorder a boxed lunch ($16 per person) in advance. We highly encourage this for groups with limited time—or that are larger than 20. The Group Tours Office must be notified at least two weeks in advance if your group would like to add this option onto their reservation.

All boxed lunches include the following:

  • Sandwich (preselect up to three options)**
  • Side Salad
  • Bag of Chips
  • Clementine, Apple or Banana
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Beverage – Iced Tea or Lemonade

**Sandwiches are to be chosen at least two weeks in advance of the group’s visit. Please select three options from the list. All sandwiches can be made Gluten-Free upon advance request. The Group Leader must inform the Group Tours Office of any special dietary concerns as soon as possible. A detailed list of ingredients and potential allergens is available upon request. 


Learn more about the Millstone Café

 

Local attractions

Travel associates

Need help finding transportation to the Brandywine?

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https://www.buses.org/

 

Multi-attraction itineraries

Interested in touring more than one historic site during your visit? Opt for one of our half-day itineraries and visit one of our sister institutions in the afternoon after your morning tour.   

FAQs

When do I need to make my group reservation?  

  • To be eligible for group pricing, guided groups must make their reservation at least one month in advance of their visit date. Unguided groups must contact our office at least one week prior to their visit. 

What does group pricing include?  

  • All pricing includes entrance to the museum galleries & any special exhibitions on view at the time of your visit. Complimentary admission/tours are given for one group leader. Bus drivers also receive complimentary admission, but not tours. 

I am a member of the museum. Do I still have to pay for a group visit?  

  • Yes. Since groups receive special pricing and arranged tours, we do not offer discounts for members. 

I have less than the 10-person minimum for a guided tour. Can I still have a private tour?  

  • Yes, we are willing to consider groups under our minimum, however groups will be priced at a flat rate that reflects the 10-person minimum. 

I have less than the 15-person minimum for the self-guided group rate. Can my group still visit?  

  • Yes! Your group is welcome to visit the museum but will receive regular admission rates. You can get your tickets in advance online here or at the door: • Adults = $20 • Seniors (65+) = $18 • Children 6-18/Students = $8 • Children Under 5 = free 

Some in my group may have physical limitations. Can you accommodate walkers and wheelchairs?  

  • Our museum building is fully ADA accessible and has elevator access to all three of our floors. Your group is welcome to bring walkers and wheelchairs. We also have a limited number of wheelchairs available by request. We offer one wheelchair seat per shuttle. Due to the smaller spaces of our historic artist studios, the layout can present challenges for groups with physical limitations and is not recommended for individuals who cannot stand during the one-hour tours or require a wheelchair. 

Do you have lunch available on site?  

  • Yes, our Millstone Café is open between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and offers a wide selection of lunch options, as well as light refreshments and coffee. Groups of 10 or more interested in having lunch at the museum must book a reservation for $16/person. This must be requested at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Groups over 30 will be split into separate lunch shifts. Click here for more info. 

When are tours available?  

  • We offer museum tours year-round, excluding dates between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. The tours can be scheduled for any hour increment during the day, starting from when we open to an hour and a half before we close. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour.  

  • Our historic artist studios are available between early April and late November and run on certain days and times of the week. Please check our schedule to plan accordingly. 

What is the maximum group size you can accommodate for tours?  

  • We can accommodate any size group for a museum tour. Larger groups will be divided into 10-15 visitors per docent and start your tour in different parts of the galleries. If your group has requested a tour of a special exhibition, we may need to break your group into multiple tour times to accommodate our smaller galleries.  

  • Artist studios are small historic buildings, and these tours are limited to 14 visitors per time slot. Groups of more than 14 visitors can still visit these properties but will need to be divided accordingly. Groups participating in studio tours cannot exceed 56 visitors, as we have a maximum of four tour times each day. Click here for more info.