Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society

Chadds Ford Historical Society Calendar of Events Photos courtesy of Thomas Swift

Internship Opportunities available

We have many exciting internship opportunities available. Click here for more details

Mark Your Calendars

Space is limited for our summer camps! Sign up today!


Living History Camp (Saturdays only for busy young people)

Contact the office for details or see our web page.


Discover History Camp: July 13-17 or August 17-21 from 8:45 to 2 pm

Limited space available for American Girl TM Doll Camp: July 22-26 or July 27-31

Massive Barn Market Massive Barn Market

1st Annual Massive Barn Market

Saturday, April 18
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Barn Visitors Center


Co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Brandywine View Antiques, Admission is free. Put on your comfy shoes and head down to the Chadds Ford Historical Society for a fun day of shopping. There will be 50 quality vendors offering unique collectables, vintage items and antique goods. Plus a variety of food trucks will be on hand serving up everything from gourmet specialties to all American standards including desserts and other treats. This is an outdoor event that takes place rain or shine on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barn Visitors Center.

The 3rd Annual Spring Yard Sale will be held Saturday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford. The Society will be accepting donations of household items, kitchenware, china, dishes, jewelry, books, small furniture, tools, artwork, toys with no missing pieces, etc.. Please do not send clothing, encyclopedias, textbooks or reference books, DVDs, computers, TVs, exercise equipment, paints, baby items such as cribs, strollers, car seats, games and toys with broken or missing pieces, bedding and mattresses or any plug-in appliances.

If you have any questions please call the Society at 610-388-7376 

Draft of the Village of Chadds Ford Master Plan Draft Master Plan, March 2015

The Final Plan Presentation of the Village of Chadds Ford 

Wednesday, May 20
7 p.m.

Chadds Ford Historical Society

Barn Visitors Center


Attention Chadds Ford Residents: Please join the community as we work to make the Chadds Ford Village a sustainable and walkable place. Read the DRAFT of the Chadds Ford Village Master Plan and send your comments and questions. Comments by the public are solicited from March 18 through April 15. Please either email Beth Burnam at bburnam@brandywine.org<mailto:bburnam@brandywine.org , or call 610-388-8396.

Special Exhibit: Come to the Faire!

50 Years of Chadds Ford Days

Friday, May 22

5:30 to 8 p.m.

Barn Visitors Center


The Chadds Ford Historical Society is marking its 50th anniversary of the Colonial Faire, Chadds Ford Days. Begun in 1958 as a way to raise awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of the area, the celebration has grown over the years from a one day to a two day event. Throughout the years the event has remained true to preserving the area's colonial roots with revolutionary re-enactors, authentic colonial crafts and demonstrations as well as an art exhibit which exemplifies the unique cultural heritage of Chadds Ford begun by the Wyeths.


This new exhibit will celebrate this birthday. Using objects and photographs from the 50 year history. It will mix one part history and one part nostalgia with some fun thrown in for good measure. The exhibit runs through December 5.

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.