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!


Current Visitor Center, Exhibit & Museum Shop Hours:

Wednesday - Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Upcoming News & Events:

Exhibit: Wanton Waste: Chadds Ford & the Battle of Brandywine

Now open at the Barn Visitor Center


What would you do if you woke up to a battle in your backyard? Learn how villagers in Chadds Ford reacted when fighting erupted on the morning of September 11, 1777.  


This self-guided exhibit is open at the Barn Visitors Center during regular operating hours. Admission to the exhibit is free. The exhibit runs April 2017 through February 2018. 

Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 3 to 5pm

Barn Visitor Center, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA  19317


Members and interested parties are invited to join us at our Annual Meeting.  We'll review what the Society has accomplished in the past year and present our plans for the upcoming year.   


No RSVP required.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Spring Cleanup Day at CFHS!

Sunday, May 7, 8 am - 12 pm


Calling all Weekend Warriors!!


We need your help getting our grounds ready for Spring! It's time to sweep and pick up around the grounds, plant some annuals, pull some weeds, and spread some mulch...you know, all the things you hate to do at home! So instead, you should come out and help us do them here!


We'll organize volunteers into groups to work together at the Barns-Brinton House, The Chads House and around the Barn Visitors Center to get our sites into shape. 


If you have a small business or corparate group that is looking for a way to get involved in the community this is a perfect one-day project!


Call us at 610-388-7376 or Sign up here to volunteer!

CFHS Fundraiser at Talbots, Glen Mills

Friday, May 12, 2017


Join us on Friday, May 12 for a shopping day at Talbots in Glen Mills! Talbots will donate 10% of pre-tax sales to CFHS. Just let them know you are there to support the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The Society's president will be in the store to greet you from 1 pm to 4 pm. 

Tavern Talks: Spy Games

Thursday, May 18th, 7 to 9pm




Would you have survived as a spy during the Revolutionary War?  Find out at this month's Tavern Talks!

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.