Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society

Chadds Ford Historical Society Calendar of Events Photos courtesy of Thomas Swift

Mark Your Calendars

Special Exhibit: Come to the Faire!

Chadds Ford Days

Friday, May 22

5:30 to 8 p.m.

Barn Visitors Center


The Chadds Ford Historical Society is celebrating the Colonial Faire, Chadds Ford Days. Begun in 1958 as a way to raise awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of the area, the celebration has grown over the years from a one day to a two day event. Throughout the years the event has remained true to preserving the area's colonial roots with revolutionary re-enactors, authentic colonial crafts and demonstrations as well as an art exhibit which exemplifies the unique cultural heritage of Chadds Ford begun by the Wyeths.


This new exhibit will showcase objects and photographs from the last five decades of history. It will mix one part history and one part nostalgia with some fun thrown in for good measure. The exhibit runs through December 5.

2014 American Girl Doll Camp


Fun Summer Camps! Space is limited! Sign up today!


American Girl TM Doll Camp (limited space available):

June 22-26 or July 27-31

2014 Chadds Ford Days Reenactors

Chadds Ford Days

September 12th & 13th

10am to 5pm

Barn Visitors Center


Chadds Ford Days began as a way to commemorate the Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine that was fought on September 11, 1777.  This important battle played a pivitol role in shaping our nation's future.  Although the battle was lost, it helped improve military tactics that resulted in winning the war and saving America.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.  We can create a custom sponsorship opportunity just for your business.  Contact Nadia Barakat nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or (610)388-7376. 


As the years went by, the Chadds Ford Days festival grew to include over 60 of the region's finest craftsman and Colonial demonstrators, an array of culinary faire from local restaurants, brewers, and vintners, antique cars, children's activities, live music, special exhibits, historic tours of the John Chads House and oh so much more.

Historic House Tours: (May 23 through Labor Day Saturday)

Saturday tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm


The John Chads House and the Barns-Brinton House are staffed for Saturday tours. They are also open year-round with an appointment. The John Chads House and The Barns-Brinton House offer visitors history-filled tours with costumed guides and bread baking at the John Chads House. If you have any questions, or to make a reservation, please call the Society at 610-388-7376.