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.



The Society's Visitors Center and property will be closed to the public during the week of October 15 as we prepare for the Great Pumpkin Carve on October 18-20.


The Great Pumpkin Carve

October 18 & 19, 4 pm to 9 pm

October 20, 3 pm to 9 pm


$15 Adults; $5 children (7-17)

Children under 7 are free

(All ticketing is at the gate)


It's almost that time!! The pumpkins are returning to Chadds Ford for the Great Pumpkin Carve! And this year's event will be better than ever!


We've expanded the pumpkin patch,extended the hours, added more admissions gates, brought back the Haunted Trail and will feature local foods, beer, wine and cider!


You won't want to miss this year!


For more detailed information, check our event website www.greatpumpkincarve.com


Carver Registration is NOW CLOSED!


We are looking for Pumpkin Carve Volunteers!


We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with a varity of tasks during this awesome annual event. Please use the link below to review volunteer job descriptions, available shifts and to sign up: 




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!


2018 Exhibit: The "Ford Seasons"

Open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm

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. Join us for a special reception at each season change! 
Next Exhibit Opening, "Fall": September