Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!

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 2019 we are pleased to host three events: Valley Jamboree, 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

Summer House Tours

Every Saturday starting May 25th both of our houses will be open for tours.


The John Chadds House will be open from 10am to 4pm. 


The Barns Brinton House will be open from 1pm to 6pm. 

Yard Sale

June 8

8:00am to 1:00pm

The Rain date will be June 15th


Are you looking for a way to support Chadds Ford Historical Society while shopping for great deals? This is the event for you! Come out on June 8th and shop for some hidden treasures. All the money that you spend will go to support the society. 


Looking to donate to the yard sale? Click here for more details.

Bite Of History

June 25

11am to 9pm

In conjunction with local restaurants, we are pleased to present a new community program. On the last Tuesday of June, we will highlight The Gables at Chadds Ford and encourage our members and friends to enjoy a meal there. In return, the establishment will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Society. This is a great opportunity to support local restaurants and the CFHS too! Why slave over the stove and wash dishes when you can relax to a meal prepared by someone else and meet one of our colonial reenactors for some lively conversation. Tell them that you are there supporting CFHS!

American Girl Doll Summer Camps - 2019

We have two American Girl Camps: June 24 - 28 and August 5 - 9. We will be focusing on one era and one or more dolls per day. Your child can bring along their favorite doll to play and learn American History through their eyes. From the earliest days of the Colonies through the American Revolution, from the Civil War to Civil Rights, the changes that took place for all Americans have had a major impact on our girls’ lives today.

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Chadds Ford Days

September 14 & 15

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features colonial demonstrators, craft vendors, artists, barn market vendors and Revolutionary Reenactors. Enjoy live music throughout the day, food vendors and an outdoor tavern serving wine and beer. The Kids Korner features fun activities for children including crafts and games. Click to learn more.