Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society!
The Chadds Ford Historical Society works to share the history of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. We have three 18th century buildings that are open to the public seasonally - the John Chads House, the Chads Springhouse, and the Barns Brinton House. Throughout the year, we also offer a variety of fun and educational programs, special events, summer camps, and group tours. We invite you to visit us at our Barn Visitors' Center to begin your historic experience in Chadds Ford!
Please view our Volunteer Opportunities at upcoming events and educational programs.
Escape Room Program
Saturdays through Labor Day
11am, 1pm and 3pm
ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.
Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program returns this Spring! Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine. This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission!
Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping. Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!
Music in the Meadow
Saturday, May 19, 2018
12pm to 7pm
Free for Children 17 and under and
Join us for a new music fest with four local bands featuring delicious local food, wine and beer garden, outdoor games and more! For more information, please view the Music in the Meadow event page.
$15 for CFHS Members
Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more! Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person at the Society or online as space is limited. All attendeees must be 21 and older.
2018 Exhibit: The "Ford Seasons"
Open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Rental Space for Meetings & Parties
For more information about facility rentals and photography use, please visit our Rentals page.