At some point, we all wonder if one life can really make a difference in the world.
Not a big famous life like George Washington or Jonas Salk.
But an ordinary life.  
Like the ones most of us lead.

The Sanderson Museum, tucked away in the rolling hills of the Brandywine, is housed in the original home of Christian C. Sanderson.  By all accounts, an ordinary man.  Except he wasn't.

Christian had a passion for history - and for collecting items that time would prove were iconic to their day.

  • There's a  piece of Caesar's Bathtub
  • A Bootjack
  • A propeller from a WWI fighter plane
  • A Lincoln Law book
  • Vintage Toys
  • Covered Wagon-wheel Grease Pot
  • Jennie Wade's Purse (she was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg)
  • Melted ice from the South Pole
  • A Dwight Eisenhower Toby Mug...and that's just the tip of the iceberg!



Chris lived in the same neighborhood as a famous American Artist, Andrew Wyeth -  and it's said they often spoke and probably shared many a meal and drink at the local tavern.  In fact there's a painting of Chris in the museum...done by (you guessed it!) Andrew Wyeth. And that's  just the beginning of the awesome treasures you'll find there.

This month the museum officially opened for the year...so come and explore eight rooms filled to overflowing with more than 200 cool artifacts, including:


· Items from the American Revolution, American Civil War, and both World Wars.
· Letters from Civil War Soldiers to Chris.
· Cannonballs found right in the backyard.
· Inauguration materials from Teddy Roosevelt through LBJ.
· Autographs from several presidents and historical figures.
· Explore a Family Name Index for stories to augment your genealogy research.
· Get a glimpse of the Wyeth family through their friendship with Chris:


Sanderson Museum Web Site

The Sanderson Museum
1755 Creek Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-6545