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. Our family oriented events have become a community tradition. In 2022 we are pleased to host: Battle at Chadds Ford / Historic 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 Center to view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.

Effective September 1st: We Are Closed for the Season and House Tours will Start Back Up in Spring of 2023

Starting Thursday, September 1st, our Barn Visitors Center will be only open for Special Events.


The John Chads House and Barns-Brinton House will be closed for tours till Spring of 2023.


Please call 610-388-7376 or email Sandi Johnson at if you have questions or would like to inquire about renting the meeting room in the Barn Visitors Center for a special event.

Upcoming 2023 Events and Programs

Battle of Brandywine: a wargame with miniatures

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 10am - 4pm


Step back in time as the Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts a special day featuring military miniatures.  Military history enthusiasts are invited to see a display of military miniatures, hand-painted toy soldiers and war gaming dioramas featuring the late 18th and early 19th century armies of North America and Europe.


House tours of the John Chads' House and Springhouse are also available to visitors - $6 per person, CFHS Members are Free.


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Advanced Paper Marbling Class

Saturday, March 4th, 2023,  10:00am - 4:00pm


Paper Marbling is an ancient method of painting by floating color on a viscous solution and transferring the color onto paper or fabric.  Each print is unique.



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