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. 

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, artisan booths, children's activities, Revolutionary Reenactors and encampments. Enjoy live Bluegrass music throughout the day along with food, wine and craft beer (for purchase). Click to learn more.

The Great Pumpkin Carve

October 17, 18 & 19
 

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.