Pumpkin Carve UPDATE!




Saturday, October 16th

NEW Event Hours: 6pm - 10pm


Due to rain expected this afternoon, we have decided to change tonight's event hours to 6PM - 10PM. We hope those who planned to come out will still come out to enjoy the event later tonight!


*Due to many electrical items in the 'Kid Friendly' Haunted Trail, it will not be lit up for the visitors to enjoy tonight (Sat, Oct 16) - we apologize to all the small visitors and "kids at heart" that enjoy the Haunted Trail area.


Please share this info with all your friends to get the word out!!

Open By Appointment Only ~ Effective August 15, 2021

As our Summer comes to an end and our interns, Niko & Anna, finish up their time with us, we will be open for tours by appointment only (effective August 15th).  You can email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org to inquire about visiting the John Chads House or the Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center.


John Chads House Tours:

Children (5 - 12)  $3.00

Adults  $6.00



Upcoming 2021 Events and Programs

'The Great Pumpkin Carve' is Back!

Thursday, October 14th & Friday, October 15th, 4pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 16th, 3pm - 9pm


Join us for a three day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights enjoy a 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, raffle prizes and live music. Food, local craft beer and wine are available for purchase.


*Tickets are purchased on the days of the event, as you arrive at the Admissions tent.

*There are NO pre-purchase ticket sales


Click here to see more details...

For 50 years the Chadds Ford Historical Society has been preserving history, providing education and serving the community. Our three 18th century houses are the central point for living history programs and education. Throughout the year we host a variety of programs including a Spring Lecture Series, Tavern Nights, Escape Brandywine and Plein Air artist Paint Out. Our family oriented events have become a community tradition. In 2021 we are pleased to host: Chadds Ford Days and the Great Pumpkin Carve.  The Society also offers educational programs, summer camps and group tours.  We invite you to visit us at our Barn Visitors Centeto view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.