The museum was begun in 1912 as a tribute to Howard Pyle, the artist that is given credit for ushering in the golden age of American Illustration. Pyle died in 1911 leaving a legacy of great art and good, influential friends.
In 1935 the family of collector Samuel Bancroft Jr. who was a major collector of British Pre-Raphaelites art and particularly the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, donated the entire collection of art and manuscripts to the museum. The family also donated 11 acres of gently rolling countryside near
Accreditation from the American Association of Museum in 1972 prompted the change in the name to the
In 2005 there was another expansion of the museum to include the regions first
Stunning the senses is the large site-specific work of art for the window facing
The museum also has analog and digital technology for slowly changing, shimmering, colored fields of light in the Museum’s three-arched south entrance, the windows of the original 1938 building and the clerestories of the Museum’s East Wing.
Phone: 302-571-9590 or toll free at 866-232-3714
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday – Noon – 4 and Closed on Monday
Admission Prices: Adults $10; Senior Citizens $8; College Students (with valid ID) $5; Youth $3; Children 6 and under Free
Admission is waived every Sunday thanks to AstraZeneca
Show your Amtrak ticket stub or Amtrak Guest Rewards Card and save 50% off admission everyday.
AAA Members save $1 off your admission.
Directions: from North on I-95 traveling northbound take exit 7 (
Traveling southbound take exit 7B (
Directions form the north on Rte 202: exit at Augustine Cut-off (just before the I-95 exit) and follow it until it ends at
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