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!


Please view our Volunteer Opportunities at upcoming events and educational programs.


2018 Exhibit: The "Ford Seasons"

Barn Visitor Center

View our exhibit that changes with the seasons! The "Ford" Seasons is a new exhibit that features seasonal photographs from the Chadds Ford Historical Society and other private collections. Every few months the photographs will be replaced to reflect new images from that time of year. Our Winter Season photos are now available.

11th Annual Winter Plein Air Event

February 9, 2019

5pm - 8pm


On February 8th and 9th, Plein Air artists will be painting the Brandywine countryside. Join us for a wine and cheese reception with the artists on Saturday February 9 from 5pm - 8pm.  Admission is $10 per person and can be purchased online or at the event. Paintings will be available for sale during the reception and through March 16. 

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Travel with the CFHS!

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

September 26 - October 5, 2019
10 Days | 12 Meals


Save money and support the Chadds Ford Historical Society by booking a trip through Collette. Travel to Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Montreaux, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Bavaria, Oberammergau and the Austrian Alps! Eat at St. Peter's Restaurant, ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens. You won't want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!



Click here for more information about booking your trip!