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Candlelight Christmas Tour 2014 Candlelight Christmas Tour 2014

Saturday, December 6

The 29th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per  person in advance or

$25 per person on the day of the tour

 

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The 2014 tour celebrates the 300 - year history of the 1714 Barns-Brinton House. This self-guided tour includes over 15 beautiful homes and historic sites in Pennsbury and Kennett townships. Please click Candlelight Christmas Tour to preview some of the homes on this year's tour.

 

Notice to visitors: Visitors to the Candlelight Christmas Tour may not take photographs of house interiors without express permission from the house owner, thank you.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or call at (610) 388-7376

 

WALK IN CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TICKET SALES:

 

Our Barn Visitors Center (1736 Creek Road) during normal business hours: 9 am to 2 pm M- F.

Advanced tickets are also sold at the following locations:

 

Bryn Mawr Trust Bank at 1620 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA

http://www.bmtc.com/home/  Phone: 610-388-3150

Hours: M- Wed 9-4; Thurs: 9-5; Fri: 9-5; Sat. 9-12

 

Brandywine View Antiques  http://www.brandywineview.com/

Address: 1301 Brinton Bridge Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Phone:(610) 388-6060

Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays 10 to 5

Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center Appliques by Naomi Grondahl

Visit our Museum Shop

Located inside

The Barn Visitors Center

 

 

Please stop by our Museum Shop where you'll find many unique gifts for that special someone on your list. We have a variety of crafts by local artists and an array of gifts and seasonal novelties that highlight the heritage of our region. Click here  to see some of our featured items.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the John Chads' House 8thyear

January 19, 2015 from 10a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

The last family to live in the c. 1725 house was the African-American family of Maryann Strand. Weather permitting, guides will lead tours of the small stone mansion that survived almost 300 years and tell about its fascinating history. Dont miss bread baking in the beehive oven in the cellar kitchen! Visitors can walk along the scenic one-mile River Trail from the Chads House to the Brandywine River Museum.

 

There will be refreshments, a video showing some of Dr. Kings speeches, a coloring area for young visitors, exhibits, games, and special activities at the Visitors Center, free of charge. The John Chads House is one of the Delaware County Historical Societys Passport to History sites. Admission to the John Chads House is $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free.


Barn Visitors Center, Meeting Room Rental

The meeting room at the Barn Visitors Center is available to the public for business, individual or organizational use. The room size is 23 feet by 32 feet. Please call (610) 388-7376 or e-mail at info@chaddsfordhistory.org for fee schedule and additional information.

PresidentsDay Celebration at the John Chads' House

 

 

Monday, February 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our 9th year!

 

There will be many exhibits and special activities at the Visitors Center, free of charge. Younger visitors will enjoy the coloring station and the collection of Presidents and First Ladies paper dolls. Older visitors can be challenged by the Presidential quizzes or the Name that US State” game. There will be refreshments, costumed interpreters, and beehive oven bread for sale.

 

Costumed guides will lead tours of the little stone mansion that survived the Battle of Brandywine and tell about its fascinating history. Dont miss bread baking in the beehive oven in the cellar kitchen! The John Chads House is one of the Delaware County Historical Societys Passport to History sites. Admission to the John Chads House is $5 for adults; members of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and children 12 and under are free.