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The Christian C. Sanderson Museum

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Address: 1755 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9497
Phone Number:
+1 610-388-6545
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Step in Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms rich with over...

Step in Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms rich with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum houses Wyeth Family Art, Military Artifacts, Autographs, Vintage Violin's and local memorabilia. Read letters from Civil War soldiers and see photographs of early 20th Century Chadds Ford. Learn about the Battle of Brandywine and discover old-time toys, telegrams and more in this captivating collection. The Sanderson Museum represents "A Man's Life and A Nation's History".

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WOW! Check this place out!

This looked like 'just a house' and we didn't expect to see much. But my husband and I were blown away by the collections! This place is jam packed to the brim with memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Woodbury, NJ
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went to this museum because the ratings seemed pretty good. After listening to a way too long introduction by the curator, we ventured around. Talk about a bunch of junk! A match stick that lit a birthday candle.... a lock of hair. I guess some people get into this stuff, but we were just not impressed. Not to mention... More 

Thank Chene2008
Woodbury, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This looked like 'just a house' and we didn't expect to see much. But my husband and I were blown away by the collections! This place is jam packed to the brim with memorabilia, cool stuff, historical stuff, civil war stuff, music stuff, art stuff, I can't even describe it all. Christian Sanderson was an amazing man! Treat yourself and... More 

3 Thank 338ellenp
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Took the kids today for Summer Stories and was reminded of how much I love this place! A must see for anyone who is interested in Chester County history in general and the Wyeths specifically. Many original Wyeths and amazing artifacts.

1 Thank staggerleeann
Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

You would hardly know the museum is there (I just happened upon it) but it is a fascinating collection of memorabilia from this man's lifetime. Allow a couple of hours as there is a lot to look at.

1 Thank FFtravels
Martinez, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Very eclectic but interesting collection of personal and historical artifacts collected over Sanderson's lifetime. We spent almost 2 hours and still did not see everything. The collection is well organized around themes and the staff person helpfully provided a scavenger hunt list which led us to many interesting finds. Well worth the $8 adult admission price.

1 Thank fjcamp
Aldan, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I were looking for a place to go for the afternoon. This museum is a collection of "things" Mr. Sanderson collected - his interests were so varied. The sheer volume in such a small space is mind boggling. I brought home a magnet that said "I apologize for the look of the house but everything is precious... More 

1 Thank caokapy
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Unusual little museum. Some of the items start really interesting conversations especially with children.

Thank sdhcpa
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This museum was a find. It has a very varied and interesting collection of artifacts. It is in a house with 8 rooms each with artifacts dealing with a common theme. There is even some Wyeth family art. I would highly recommend this museum to someone who is looking for a museum that has an highly unusual collection. My wife... More 

3 Thank Ronald M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I have traveled around the world and seen many museums - but nothing has ever moved me like the Christian Sanderson Museum. It is the extraordinary intimacy of the collection - from a scrap of cloth off Lincoln's casket to the Valentines Christian received as a teacher decades ago - this is the story of a man's life, of the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

At first the collection of Christian Sanderson sounded like a hoarder's collection turned museum folly, but, as we toured the small house and peeked at every item for display we soon realized that this museum was a great introduction to what we would see the next day at Brandywine River Museum! In every room there were drawings and paintings of... More 

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