Christian Sanderson Museum
100 yards north of U.S. Route 1 on Route 100
Chadds Ford, PA
Christian Sanderson, like the sign outside his museum states, was the self-styled sage of Chadds Ford.
Mr. Sanderson lived in the Benjamin Ring house, Washington's headquarters for the Battle of Brandywine, from 1906 to 1922 and entertained thousands of curious visitors there. It was his hope that "...some day there will be a state park on the battlefield". There is a plaque at the house in his honor, put there in 1977 by the Christian Sanderson Museum. It reads, "More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. After Sanderson left the house, it fell into disrepair and was damaged by a fire in the early 1930s. The house has been restored and is now as it was when Washington met with his generals at summer's end, on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, Sept. 10, 1777.
An historian, lecturer, musician, teacher, poet, humanist and a collector, Mr. Sanderson was a friend of Andrew Wyeth. The Sanderson museum houses his eclectic collection of archives, memories and actual physical remains of days long gone. Stop in and see the Wyeth family through Sanderson's friendship, artifacts from the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Brandywine, as well as arcane and unusual items from the Brandywine Valley and around the world. The Christian Sanderson Museum is a one-of-a-kind, reflective of the interests and personality of Christian Sanderson.
Hours of Operation Open March - November, Thursday through Sunday, 12 Noon to 4 P. M. For other times, please call to make an appointment.
General Admission - Individual TicketsThere is a $8 per person charge for adult admission. Children 6-12, $5. Children 5 and under are free. Donations are also appreciated. Parking is free.
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