The Christian C. Sanderson Museum


March 25, 2020 CHADDS FORD, PA – The Sanderson Museum will be temporarily closed until further notice. The health and well-being of our volunteers and visitors are a top priority. As recent events have made us all aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease that is impacting individuals across the globe and within our local communities. With that in mind we are following CDC guidelines and closing the museum until further notice.

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: To be determined , Saturdays and Sundays
Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 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.