ART TRAIL

A rich trail of artists and artisans can be found in the lush countryside of the Brandywine Valley.

The region has been an inspiration to three generations of the famed Wyeth family whose art is on display at the Brandywine River Museum.  Other artisans along the Arts Trail of the Brandywine Valley include the Dean of American Craftsmen, Wharton Esherick, as well as many individual artists, crafters and galleries.

As you follow the Arts Trail stop by Main Streets of Kennett Square, West Chester and Phoenixville to explore galleries and studios, shop and dine.  Mansions, museums, gardens and historic homes can all be found as unique in-betweens of the Brandywine Valley Arts Trail. 

Day 1: Visit Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, the former home of Henry Francis du Pont, an avid arts collector, horticulturist and philanthropist. Collections of paintings, wood & metal works, textiles and ceramics & glass can be found at this eclectic museum. Continue your artistic adventure at the Delaware Museum of Art. The museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Rapaelite art, works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators such as NC Wyeth. View more of the Wyeth family's art at the Brandywine River Museum. Here, works from three generations of the famed Wyeth family, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth, are on display. Continue on to nearby Christian C. Sanderson Museum featuring an extensive collection of memorablia representing the American experience. Catch a person glimpse into the Wyeth family through their friendship with Mr. Sanderson. Photographs of the N.C. Wyeth family as well as original Wyeth paintings and sketches are on display as well as thousands of additional American artifacts.