Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!

COVID - 19 Update!

Now that Deleware County is back in the green we are excited to reopen and welcome you back. Starting July 1st are reopened with our normal operating hours. To ensure the safety, security, and quality of the visitor experience, we will be implementing a variety of new procedures when it reopens, including face mask requirements and limited tours size through the John Chads House. 

To learn more about the reopening click Here

Perserving the Barns-Brinton House

The Barns-Brinton House is in the need of a new roof. The roof that is on the building today is over 20 years old and the historic cedar shingles are starting to falter. This fall, we plan on replacing the roof with the help of some of our members, friends, and sponsors. Learn more about this project HERE

Thank you! and we hope to see you touring the house when the new roof is complete. 

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, Tavern Nights, Escape Brandywine and Plein Air artist Paint Out. Our family oriented events have become a community tradition. In 2020 we are pleased to host: 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 Centeto view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.

Upcoming Events and Programs

American Girl Doll Summer Camps - 2020


We have two American Girl Camps: July 20 - 24 and August 3 - 7. We will be focusing on one era and one or more dolls per day. Your child can bring along their favorite doll to play and learn American History through the eyes of Kaya (1764), Felicity (1774), Josefina (1824), Kirsten (1854), Addy (1864), Samantha (1904), Kit (1934), Nanea (1941), Molly (1944), Melody (1964), and Julie (1974). From the earliest days of the Colonies through the American Revolution, from the Civil War to Civil Rights, the changes that took place for all Americans have had a major impact on our girls’ lives today.

For more information click HERE

Escape Brandywine

The Historical Society is offering several chances to come and enjoy our Escape Brandywine escape room. If you and your family are looking for a fun activity to do together during the holiday season come out and escape together! 


For more information and tickets click here