N.C. Wyeth House & Studio
Wyeth Family House
Wyeth Family Dining Room
Wyeth Family Great Room
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 said, of “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.
N. C. Wyeth Studio
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N.C. Wyeth Studio
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.
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.
The N C. Wyeth House and Studio is a National Historic Landmark and a member site of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Tours take place seasonally from April 1 through November 22, 2015. Tickets will go on sale in early April. Tours last approximately one hour. Children under 6 are not permitted on the tours.
Mondays at 10 and 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays hrough Sundays, at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Discover more about the art of the Wyeth family on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio and the Kuerner Farm.
Tickets cost $8 per person in addition to regular museum admission, free to members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Cost to tour additional properties is $5 per person for each site. For information, please call 610.388.8326.
For group reservations only, please call 610.388.8333 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation to the House and Studio is by Brandywine River Museum of Art shuttle bus only. Disabled individuals can be accommodated on the shuttle bus and at the House and Studio. 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.
The N.C. Wyeth House and Studio is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
All photos (except top right) credit Carlos Alejandro.
Brandywine River Museum of Art, U.S. Route 1, P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Phone: 610.388.2700
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