Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society
Mark Your Calendars
Please click on our calendar of events to see what's happening throughout the year.
May 25 through September 1
Tours of our Historic Houses and the Barn Visitors Center
Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy history filled tours of our historic houses: the John Chads House, c. 1725 and Springhouse; and the Barns-Brinton House, c. 1714 demonstrated by guides dressed in colonial clothing.
There will be bread baking demonstrations and a chance to buy fresh rolls baked in the beehive oven at the John Chads House.
While visiting our houses this summer, please stop by our Museum Shop where you'll find many unique gifts. Click here to see some of our featured items.
Now through December 7
What's in a Name? Roots to Branches of an Old Family Tree
at the Barn Visitors Center
Come see this exciting new exhibit and start your journey of discovery of your own family genealogy! This exhibit is presented in cooperation with the Brinton Association of America, which operates the William Brinton 1704 House in Chadds Ford.
Now through August 2013
The Civil War comes to Chadds Ford!
at The Barn Visitors Center
Inside the meeting room of the Society's Barn Visitors Center, there is a collection of Civil War Artifacts, courtesy of the Christian C. Sanderson Museum to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Please stop by and see this wonderful exhibit.
Learn what others are saying about this exhibit:
Click "Living History: The Civil War comes to Chadds Ford" by Gene Pisasale to read the article that was recently featured in the Daily Local News.
September 7 & 8
48th Annual Chadds Ford Days
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society
Admission: Free for Members; $5 for Adult Non-Members
Kids, dogs and parking are free
This fair is an outdoor event that began as a way to commemorate the Battle of the Brandywine. Since then it's become a classic way to mark the end of summer, complete with Colonial craft demonstrations, live music, children's activities and tours of the John Chads House.
Click here to see the music lineup for Chadds Ford Days 2013.
Interested in becoming a sponsor during Chadds Ford Days? Click here.
Junior Guide Camp
Living Life in Colonial America
March 23 to August 24. Saturday Afternoons for lads and lasses ages 11 to 18.
$185 ($165 for Chadds Ford Historical Society Members)
We are now accepting applications for this popular summer camp.
Click Junior Guide for more details.
Barn Visitors Center, Meeting Room Rental
We are now accepting applications for summer internships. Please click here to learn more.
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 email@example.com for fee schedule and additional information