The Christian C. Sanderson Museum


The Sanderson Museum is Open by Appointment Only

July 23, 2020 CHADDS FORD, PA – The Sanderson Museum will be reopening by appointment only beginning Saturday, August 1.  Appointments should be requested at least 48 hours ahead of your visit. Visits may be made arranged on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday between noon and 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment please call our dedicated scheduling number at 610-864-1598.  We normally will return calls within 24 hours.

As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic we will be following the directives of the CDC, the PA Department of Health and the County Health Department.

  1. All visitors to CCSM will be required to schedule an appointment. Please do not schedule an appointment to visit if you do not feel well or have some type of COVID-19 symptom.  We will not be accepting walk-in visitors.  Admissions for your scheduled visit will be collected at the time of your visit.
  2. All visitors over the age of two will be required to wear masks while inside the museum.  Social distancing must be practiced.   All visitors and volunteers must wear masks at all times.  If you forget your mask or do not have one, we will provide you one with a suggested donation of $1.
  3. We will have signs placed around the museum to remind you of these requirements.
  4. All traffic inside the museum will be one way.  You will receive a sheet with this information on it.
  5. We will have hand sanitizing stations as you come in, a 2nd one in the Chadds Ford Room on the first floor and a 3rd station at the top of the stairway on the 2nd floor.
  6. Please do not touch any exhibits. We do have exhibits on panels in the Chadds Ford Room, the Carmack Room, the School Room and the Brandywine Room. These panels are frequently wiped down by our docents. We strongly suggest you put on a glove(s) to turn the panels in the rooms. Before you touch any shared surface you should clean your hands at the hand sanitizer or wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. You should dispose of the gloves as you leave on the first floor in the trash can provided.
  7. Our Gift Area will be closed but you may purchase these items on our web site and they will be delivered to you.

The Sanderson Museum represents a man’s life and a nation’s history. It contains an eclectic array of art, military memorabilia, presidential artifacts, local history, and collectibles.  We look forward to scheduling a visit with you. Please call 610-864-1598 to schedule an appointment to visit the museum at 1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford. Adult admission is $8, Children 6-12 are $5 and free for members and children 5 and under. For more information visit

We hope you will follow the Museum’s Facebook account as we share Mrs. Sanderson’s 1937 diary entries from the year that she and Chris moved to Chadds Ford and into the little gray house.


Step up to the wooden porch of Chris Sanderson’s country home and tour eight rooms filled with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. Visitors to the museum will uncover artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars and learn about the Battle of Brandywine along with other local lore. Chris and the Wyeth Family shared a love of the Chadds Ford area. See original sketches and paintings from N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Peter Hurd and other Wyeth family members.

The Sanderson Museum represents a man’s life and a nation’s history. Visit us at 1755 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, Pa.

Open: Starting August 1st, (Then Friday Though Monday)


Hours: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: free to Members of the museum; otherwise,
$8 for Adult Non-Members;
$5 for children ages 6-12;
$0 for children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

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“Anyone born in the twentieth century should see this museum. It’s a history lesson, a nostalgia trip, a fascinating look at one man’s life.”

-Therese Boyd, The Best Places You’ve Never Seen: Pennsylvania’s Small Museum, A Traveler’s Guide.