"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 Museums, A Traveler's Guide
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. Open March through November, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. Visit us at 1755 Creek Road (old Route 100), Chadds Ford, Pa.
News & Events:
- May 2013 "Memebrs Only" Reception at the Museum
- July 2012 Chadds Ford Live: Sanderson Board Praises Founding Curator
Group tours are available. Please contact us for an appointment.
Chads' Ford Barber Shop Sign - N.C. Wyeth 1940
HISTORY MADE PERSONAL SERIES:
A series of articles providing an in-depth look at artifacts from the collection. Click to see full Series
Historic Wyeth-Sanderson Map of Chester County
This map is one of the original 1937 edition of 5,750 printed by Beck Engraving Company of Philadelphia. Additional 1937 prints are available for sale at the Museum Store. To learn more about the origins of the map, see our History Made Personal Series of articles.