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 Center to view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.
Upcoming Events and Programs
The Great Pumpkin Carve
An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine. Click to learn more.
Visit our historic houses decorated for the season as we celebrate the Christmas spirit! Experience the culinary history of colonial America. Sample beverages along with sweet and savory foods from original 18th century recipes. Tours include the John Chads House and Springhouse, Barns-Brinton House along with Visitors Center activities. Click to learn more.