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 2023 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

2023 Lecture Series

March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Each Spring the Society host a series of lectures on historic and cultural topics. This year we have three speakers discussing the "Powerful Infuences of the Brandywine Valley".  Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served.


                                                                            Click here for more information

Hands on History ~ CFHS Summer Camp 2023

June 19 - 23 or July 31 - August 4

9:00am - 3:00pm


Chadds Ford Historical Society invites campers entering 3rd to 6th grade to join our Hands on History  Summer Camps.  Each day campers will explore the 18th century through nature, the arts, and colonial life.


For more details & registration forms please click here