Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!

COVID - 19 Update!

Now that Deleware County is back in the green we are excited to reopen and welcome you back. Starting July 1st reopened with our normal operating hours. To ensure the safety, security, and quality of the visitor experience, we will be implementing a variety of new procedures when it reopens, including face mask requirements and limited tours size through the John Chads House. 

To learn more about the reopening click Here

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 2020 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.

Upcoming Events and Programs

2020 "Virtual"

Great Pumpkin Carve


After much feedback from the community, staff and Board, it has been decided to change the decision of a "Drive Thru" to a "Virtual Pumpkin Carve".  This will now allow for anyone to participate in this wonderful event.  Those that are local or distant, that may have been nervous to carve in front of a crowd, or would like to work in the comfort of their home, can all participate in groups of any size.  Carvers have till Tuesday, October 20th to send in their creations, so that we can start posting them online on Wednesday, October 21st for everyone to see.  Click Here to learn more

Drive Thru Bread Sale

Saturday, October 24th 10am to 4pm


Every year we bake bread in the Beehive Oven of our our historic John Chads House. This year, we are having a drive thru bread sale for a great way to stay safe, get delicious bread, and support the Chadds Ford Historical Society. This Bread has been frozen to maintain freshness in preparation for this Saturday event. It is first come, first served so get the bread while supplies last!