Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!

Fall/Winter 2020 Update!

Starting November 2, 2020, we will be closing for the Fall & Winter months, but still allowing for small size tours by appointment only. You can email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org to inquire about visiting the John Chads House or our Visitor's Center.


To ensure the safety, security, and quality of the visitor experience, we will be implementing a variety of new procedures when visiting, including face mask requirements and limited tour size.


To learn more about our COVID-19 procedures click Here

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 2020 we are pleased to host: 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.

2020 "Virtual"

Gingerbread House Contest


To help celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season, we have decided to have another fun "virtual" event - a Gingerbread House Making Contest!  It's free to participate and people of all ages can join in on the fun.


Click for more details

Upcoming Events and Programs

Drive Thru "Holiday" Bread Sale

Sat, December 21, 2020, 10am - 2pm


Every year we bake bread in the Beehive Oven of our our historic John Chads House. This year, we are having a drive thru bread sale for a great way to stay safe, get delicious bread, and support the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The bread has been frozen to maintain freshness in preparation for our Bread Sale event. It is first come, first served so get the bread while supplies last!